Alike With Xbox Series X|S, We Won’t See Definitive PlayStation 5 Games For The First Few Years Says Jim Ryan

Posted on November 20, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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Now that both Sony and Microsoft has welcomed its fleets of systems to the starting mark for the next-generation, the next pillar awaiting is the titles that define the new wave of video game consoles for the coming future. But while there are titles that are already unique to the new platforms, what bridges the Xbox & PlayStation to its predecessors are still years away.

Dating back to January this year, Xbox Game Studios lead Matt Booty issues that any blockbuster exclusives will not be present for the Xbox Series X well until after 2021. While Microsoft has been criticized for the decision, it is primarily due to being caught during the lead up to the new consoles acquiring new teams for that intended purpose. Even with some firms dating back to 2018 like The Initiative, the results are still a while away.

However, a similar story can also be told for PlayStation 5 as well according to an interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO & President Jim Ryan. When speaking to Russian broadcast network TASS, he tells that game to define the latest PlayStation iteration are not to be expected until 2022 at the very least. He explains by sharing the dedication to PlayStation 4 users that yet to migrate to the new system.

For us, the PS4 community is going to remain incredibly important certainly for 2020, 2021 and 2022. Because in those three years, that will be the larger PlayStation community.

The message Ryan relays is certainly not unheard of following him announcing Sony Interactive Entertainment “believes in generations”. While many go to fuel the argument that the statement is bunk due to lacking backwards compatibility on PlayStation 5, Ryan’s words imply to support its platforms even after the newest hardware ships.

Again, this is another parallel with Microsoft as well. Weirdly enough, with Sony Interactive Entertainment being more transparent on its ambitions for the PlayStation 5, it is virtually indifferent to what the competitor is aiming for. While the PlayStation company has been silent for a lot of the leading up to the PlayStation 5 release, it is difficult to gather what the firm intends until properly announced.

Ryan continues by elaborating that the coming 2021 will also not feature next-generation titles as the company will emphasize on the larger community. But, 2022 will also be the year heavy-hitters will arrive to PlayStation 5.

History will tell you that it’s in the second or third year that the developers really hit their stride. Developers typically need a little bit of time to familiarize themselves [with PlayStation 5]. But it’s probably 2022 that you’re going to see some wonderful things in the same way that it was 2015 [and] 2016 for the previous generation. When the generation defining-games started to be published.

Ultimately, while hardened users behind both consoles can say what they want and the benefits of their system of choice, the software that truly define the Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 5 are more than a year away. So for now, enjoy what you have and if you are still looking – good luck.

What are your thoughts on Sony Interactive Entertainment not releasing exclusive games until 2022?

Source: TASS

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