Jim Ryan, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, wants PlayStation games to arrive to as many people as cinema or music does; and not just 10 or 20 million people. In statements to GamesIndustry, the manager has reflected on the scope of the brand’s exclusive video games, which he qualifies as limited when compared to other arts in the cultural milieu.
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Jim Ryan wants PlayStation games to reach “tens of millions of people”
“I really hope that PlayStation 5 will be Sony’s biggest and best-loved PlayStation yet. I hope that happens ”, comments Ryan when asked about the future of PS5. For its part, PS4 has sold more than 116 million units worldwide; one of the most successful platforms in history. “I would also like to see a world where the games we make on PlayStation can be enjoyed by many tens of millions of people.. Perhaps hundreds of millions of people ”, he asserts, and expands.
“Right now, a success with the current console model, a real bombshell of PlayStation, you may be talking about 10 or 20 million people who can play that game “, and that” frustrates me “because” we talk about games versus music, we talk about games versus movies. Music and movies can be enjoyed by an almost unlimited audience”. Ryan, however, has not disclosed how they plan to reach more people. However, his plan to launch computer video games is getting stronger.
In other statements related to Jim Ryan himself, the manager maintains that PS5 will have the “strongest” lineup of games in the history of PlayStation.
Regarding the console itself, PlayStation 5, its CPU and GPU manufacturer ensures that there will continue to be stock problems until well into 2022 due to the semiconductor crisis.
What awaits us from PS5 in 2022 and beyond?
Once the PlayStation Showcase of last September was finished, the company’s roadmap at the level of exclusive video games in 2023 and beyond has become quite clear. We start with Horizon: Forbidden West on February 18, then Gran Turismo 7 will come on March 4; both for PS5 and PS4. We continue with From there Forspoken this coming spring and Uncharted: Legacy of the Thief Collection scheduled for early
As for God of War: Ragnarok, we will be able to play sometime in 2022. Final Fantasy XVI and Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic Remake are undated, at the moment. Finally, Insomniac Games double with Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 for 2023 and Marvel’s Wolverine with no estimated date.
Source | Games Industry