Expect Even More PlayStation Exclusives, Says Sony Exec
Sony's first-party push will continue to be a priority according to SIE CEO.
Sony has shown a strong comittment to delivering exclusive games on the PlayStation 4 this generation. We’ve seen games like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Uncharted 4, Bloodborne, God of War, and many others over the course of the last four and half years. Each year they’ve seemingly topped their previous with big, beautiful games coming from either first party studios or struck deals that landed exclusive content on the PlayStation 4 platform and fans have been satisfied.
Apparently this focus on exclusive titles isn’t going to be changing anytime soon as Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO John Kodera explained the company’s strategy going forward in an investor relations meeting (via Takashi Mochizuki).
“You can expect more exclusive titles for PS platforms,” says Kodera. With the success that Sony has seen from their first party offerings it would seem that continuing to offer exclusives would be a no-brainer, but apparently Kodera wants to “beef-up” first party titles even further.
“Beefing up first-party titles wouldn’t just mean more new IPs. Strategy includes franchising successful IPs and refreshing existing IPs,” per the executive.
God of War kicked off 2018 with a bang for the PlayStation 4 fanbase and the rest of the year has more to come. In just days we’ll see the release of Detroit: Become Human. Later this year, Spider-Man will arrive on the PlayStation 4 as an exclusive and then there’s still more to come with titles like Days Gone and The Last of Us 2.
Kodera admitted that the PlayStation 4 is entering the final phase of the console’s life cycle, but the company will continuing to support the console for year’s to come.