Multiplatform Support Is The New Drive For PlayStation Exclusives, Sony President Shares

Posted on February 16, 2024 by Nick Moreno

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At PlayStation, the platform continues to thrive thanks to the drive of the consumer. Despite sales metrics underperforming alongside a decline in the subscription side of things, the PlayStation firm remains in the green. In total, roughly 55 million PlayStation 5 units have been sold since launch as well as the services business also facing increased revenue stream thanks to the multi-faceted PlayStation Plus approach.

Additionally, first-party PlayStation titles are riding the back seat for 2024. Although it is not confirmed that there are no plans for Sony Interactive Entertainment games, the most notable franchises from PlayStation Studios like God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and The Last of Us will be out of the picture. This leaves room for the new batch of live-service entries to take the spotlight for itself this year.

From the most recent earnings call, Sony Group president Hiroki Totoki addressed the plans moving forward for its PlayStation division. Of course, exclusives are not to do away, but, multiplatform are a new desire to drive its IPs, he says. On X, @Genki_JPN transcribes Totoki’s statement, which you can read in the post below:

Of course, this is not to say that PlayStation is going full third-party – that is not the case at all. But, Sony does appear to view the idea of multiplatform release to boost its games outside of its consoles. In the past, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida did address that there are plans beyond the core hardware, but that PlayStation will still be a focus in the future.

This also plays in-line with the ongoing string of live-service titles underway – many that are coming this year. The same for pre-existing releases also getting PC ports – also set for this year. But, are exclusives going away? Well, in a recent statement from Xbox’s Phil Spencer, he says we will see less & less of those within the next decade based off of this approach. You can read the full report by heading here.

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