More cross-generation PlayStation games could be on the way, according to Herman Hulst, who spoke with Japanese magazine Famitsu about a variety of topics.
Herman Hulst revealed on Twitter that both internal PlayStation Studios and third-party partners are working on live-service games for the PlayStation 5. Furthermore, not all of these will be original IPs, implying that a number of licensed titles are in the works. Of course, PlayStation has had great success with games like Spider-Man, so this is not surprising.
Sony may be working on more cross-generation titles for the PlayStation 5. Sony’s high-end, single-player releases continue to be the company’s most profitable.
Hideaki Nishino, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s head of platform planning, spoke with AV Watch about the balancing act involved in developing next-gen experiences while leaving over 110 million PS4 players behind.
Other interesting tidbits include that, despite the company’s push toward live-service titles, Sony’s high-end single-player releases continue to be the most profitable.
Hulst also revealed that “a few studios” use the Decima Engine in addition to Kojima Productions and Guerrilla Games (used to power Horizon Forbidden West and Death Stranding).
As previously stated, Hulst also stated that Sony may still produce some cross-gen titles despite the PS5 entering its third year on the market. God of War Ragnarök will be released on both the PS4 and the PS5, but Sony’s plans after that are murky.
Nonetheless, because it is case-by-case, any games that come to PS4 should not detract from the overall experience on PS5. We’ll just have to wait and see.