Sony Might Finally Be Ready To Focus On PS5 Games And Ditch PS4

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The decade-old PlayStation 4, launched all the way in which again in 2013, has continued to obtain massive, new exclusives from Sony, even when these old-gen ports really feel outdated or inferior. But now, it lastly looks as if Sony is able to transfer on and go away the getting older PS4 behind. Well, virtually prepared…

It’s considerably exhausting to imagine, however the PlayStation 5 was launched over two years in the past on November 12, 2020. Yet, the previous few huge Sony exclusives—Horizon: Forbidden West and God of War: Ragnarök—had been launched on the PS5 in addition to the older PS4. And whereas it was good that extra of us obtained an opportunity to play these massive video games, it additionally felt odd to see Sony nonetheless supporting this bizarre period of cross-gen video games into 2023. This was the identical firm whose boss, Jim Ryan, infamously stated in 2020 that Sony had at all times believed in “generations” in response to Microsoft promising long-term assist for cross-gen video games, that means you’ll be able to solely be in a single period at a time. Fast ahead to early 2023, and whereas Microsoft in 2022 failed to actually ship…something for any era of Xbox, Sony printed a number of massive titles. But most launched on each PS4 and PS5, seemingly going towards Sony’s perception in separate, distinct generations.

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However, that lastly appears to be altering based mostly on a brand new trailer from PlayStation. In the brand new video printed yesterday, we see a montage of 23 video games popping out in 2023. And solely eight of them are coming to each PS4 and PS5. And all of Sony’s unique video games, together with Spider-Man 2 and the Horizon VR spin-off, are skipping PS4 totally.

Here are all of the video games and DLC expansions proven within the video:

  1. Final Fantasy 16 – PS5 Only
  2. Horizon 2 DLC – PS5 Only
  3. Spider-Man 2 – PS5 Only
  4. Assassin’s Creed Mirage – PS5/PS4
  5. Resident Evil 4 (Remake) – PS5/PS4
  6. Forspoken – PS5 Only
  7. Suicide Squad – PS5 Only
  8. Dead Space – PS5 Only
  9. Stellar Blade – PS5 Only
  10. Street Fighter 6 – PS4/PS5
  11. Star Wars Jedi Survivor – PS5 Only
  12. Alone In The Dark – PS5 Only
  13. Firewall Ultra – PS5/PSVR 2 Only
  14. Pacific Drive – PS5 Only
  15. The Lords of the Fallen (2023) – PS5 Only
  16. Horizon VR: Call of the Mountain – PS5/PSVR Only
  17. Destiny 2: Lightfall – PS5/PS4
  18. Evenings – PS5/PS4
  19. Chia – PS5/PS4
  20. Season A Letter To The Future – PS5/PS4
  21. SynDuality – PS5 Only
  22. Hogwarts Legacy – PS5/PS4
  23. Wildhearts – PS5 Only

If you have been paying consideration during the last 12 months, you have probably seen that many third-party publishers and builders are beginning to make the transition to the current-gen, abandoning the Xbox One and PS4 within the course of. So on the one hand, it is not stunning that Sony is just too.

But then once more, it was just some weeks in the past that Sony launched one of many greatest video games of 2022—the brand new God of War—for each its shiny new PS5 and the getting older PS4. And certain, the PS4 port of the sport was nice. In reality, it could be one of the crucial technically spectacular video games launched on the outdated console, an ideal swan track for Sony’s machine. But after enjoying it for a number of hours, it felt just like the PS4 (and its followers) had been struggling to maintain up. So whereas I’m not shocked to see Sony signaling so publicly that it’s lastly ditching the PS4, I’m nonetheless blissful in regards to the information.

I’ve to think about many devs are additionally prepared to maneuver ahead, with out having to stability so many alternative console specs among the many PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, One X, One S, and Series X/S, and simply give attention to a number of , larger, nicer-looking variations of video games which might be changing into more and more tough to make for even one platform.

It’s probably that Sony was hesitant to maneuver ahead right into a PS5-only future whereas it was inconceivable for many to even purchase the console. Things are beginning to change on that entrance, and it is getting simpler and simpler to snag a PS5. And as extra folks purchase the upgraded console, it turns into simpler and simpler to lastly look ahead into the following era of gaming.

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