Game news PS4 PS5: Sony ‘s latest key announcement for the future of the PlayStation (God of War, Horizon, etc.)
In recent days, Sony has reported a lot of things scattered, and you may have missed some of this information. That’s good, because writing JV gives you a great summary of everything you shouldn’t miss on a PlayStation party lately.
- God of War Ragnarok: Will there be a release date soon?
- Two new service games are planned for this year
- God of War, Horizon and Gran Turismo: emphasis on multimedia
- Return soon on Steam?
- Sales of digital games far ahead of physical
- PlayStation VR 2: Solid assembly at launch?
- Games for PlayStation are a hit on the PC
- PC, mobile, VR, cloud games …: New horizons of Sony
God of War Ragnarok: Will there be a release date soon?
Developers from Santa Monica Studios keep repeating this: yes, God of War: Ragnarok is still planned for this year and a new clue seems to be pointing in this direction. Due, another adventure of Kratos and Atreuse was recently rated by the Korean video game rating system, for us the equivalent of PEGI. No wonder the title was classified as violent, with excessive vulgarity in dialogues and the presence of drugs. In general, this phase occurs when the development of the game enters the final phase, so you can hope to see the title news soon. Maybe at the next State of Play?
Two new service games are planned for this year
During a meeting with investors, Jim Ryan, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, reiterated that the company still plans to release twelve gaming services by 2025. Specifically, three are planned for 2022, one of which is already available : MLB The Show 22. So there are two others left that we know absolutely nothing about at the moment. Still, some Internet users think it could be The Last of Us Part II multiplayer, which has long been rumored. More precisely, we can imagine a stand-alone, which takes over the factional regime of the first The Last of Us, which, according to many rumors, would be entitled to a remake on PS5 this year.
Also during the presentation of Sony’s results and the manufacturer’s strategy for the future, Jim Ryan took the opportunity to discuss adaptations in PlayStation movies and license series. Among the projects we already know, on the side of the series we have: The Last of Us released by HBO, God of War developed by Amazon Prime Video and Twisted Metal with Anthony Mackie (Falcon at MCU), produced by NBC. Peacock streaming service. As for the films, we find: Ghost of Tsushima, Jak and Daxter and the sequel to the feature film Uncharted. But this time, President of Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that a series adapted from the Horizon space is planned for Netflix, as well as a show based on Gran Turismo. whose transmitter is unknown. Better, according to DeadlineIt would not be a series, but a film by director Neil Blomkamp, which is well known district 9 (2009), Elysium (2013) or even Chappie (2015).
Return soon on Steam?
After Days Gone, God of War (2018), Horizon: Zero Dawn – Complete Edition, Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection or Death Stranding, another exclusivity for PlayStation would be eligible for a Steam release. According to a listing on SteamDB, a game is planned for the PC that has many similarities to Returnal. In the tags, we find terms such as “third-person shooter”, “rogue-like”, “female heroine”, “sci-fi”, “singleplayer”, “online coop”, but especially words that have a direct connection to the game. For example, “Tower of Sisyphus” refers to content offered by a recent free update, “Helios” is the ship Selene, while “Atropos” is the name of a hostile alien planet that serves as the environment for remains to wait for confirmation from Sony.
Sales of digital games far ahead of physical
In its document reserved for investors Sony has revealed that only 20% of video game revenue sold on PS4 and PS5 comes from the physical sector and the remaining 80% comes from the digital domain.. Among the reasons that may explain this trend are the changes in consumption patterns caused by network infrastructures and the ease of use of digital games. Then the arrival of free-to-play, various sales on the PlayStation Store and, of course, various restrictions are also elements that have made things much faster.
PlayStation VR 2: Solid assembly at launch?
During the Sony Corporation 2022 Business Segment Briefings 2022 conference, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan confirmed that The PlayStation VR 2 would rely on more than twenty games for its launch. More precisely, these will be both first-party titles, ie PlayStation studios, and third-party titles, ie third-party publishers. Not much is known about these games at the moment, except for Horizon: Call of the Mountain or a new project from Jurassic World Aftermath developers. The same applies to the release date of the product, which is still unknown.
Games for PlayStation are a hit on the PC
Sony also revealed the sales numbers of its PC gaming ports during the presentation of its results. On this occasion, we learn that Horizon: Zero Dawn – Complete Edition sold 2.4 million copies on a PC, generating $ 60 million in revenue, making it Sony’s best-selling PC game. For Days Gone, the title distributed more than 852,000 copies sold, back in March 2022, with sales of $ 22.7 million. But of course the best start on the PC is, of course, God of War (2018), which sold 971,000 copies for $ 26.2 million in March, with the port being released last January. for all these reasons Sony expects net PC sales of $ 300 million in the current fiscal year.
PC, mobile, VR, cloud games …: New horizons of Sony
To complete this overview of Sony announcements, let’s talk about the manufacturer’s future prospects. We can also read in the document reserved for investors that the management of the group is as follows: Transforming from the current PlayStation-focused approach to the future, where the great elements of our community extend beyond the console. Among the mentioned platforms we can find a PC, mobile phone, virtual reality, cloud gaming or metaverse. It is primarily a mobile that seems to be privileged, as Sony intends to offer almost 20% of its first-party games on this platform in 2025. As for the PC, it will also grow, as 30% of its titles will be on this platform. platform, the goal of this medium.