May 22, 2022

Playstation Set To Focus More On Live-Service Titles And Mobile Games

A whole bunch of Playstation news.

Sony just revealed what their plans are for the future of Playstation and what new steps they are taking to compete in the current market.

Playstation Live

In Sony’s yearly financial report there is a section called GAAS (Games as a service), which states that MLB The Show 21 is “the highest paying user spend of any sports title in the US PS Store.” Very impressive. Thus, it’s no surprise that Sony wants to explore this avenue of revenue further. They also say that they are looking to “develop more service-led experiences within 1st Party roster.”

During the PS4 era, Sony was mostly known for making story-driven single-player games. However, they’ve obviously realized the popularity and the potential profit that come with live-service games such as Destiny 2 and The Division 2.

Playstation Mobile

Combine this with Sony Interactive Entertainment head Jim Ryan’s recent statement regarding the future of Playstation and Sony and the potential of the mobile gaming market and you get a pretty clear picture of where Sony Interactive Entertainment’s future. This is what Jim Ryan had to say about mobile gaming:

“We have been thinking about how players enjoy our content and have had some early success with experimenting with mobile games and apps to provide more choice to gamers. Mobile is just one of the areas we are exploring to reach millions of gamers beyond our platforms. Playstation has a huge catalog of diverse first-party IP that can transition to smartphone gaming and complement our AAA games or live service games. We are exploring the mobile market with some wonderful Playstation franchises so please stay tuned. Another important area is the convergence of Social and Entertainment, which is making communication an increasingly critical component of entertainment. Our investment in Discord is another example of the convergence of social and entertainment; fan reception to this news has been positive, indicating a desire to expand the social aspects of gaming.”

What do you think about Sony’s and Playstation’s new direction? Drop us a comment below and tell us what you think.


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