Rumour: Sony’s first party studios now focusing on PS5 games


It’s been a huge success to date, but most people would admit that the PS4 is now looking a bit long in the tooth. Of course, Sony also put out the PS4 Pro in September 2016, but that was a mid-generation refresh rather than a true new-gen console, meaning people were expecting Sony to talk about the PS5 now that more than five years have passed since the PS4 entered the arena.

And Sony’s president did just that last year, saying that Sony needed next-gen hardware, confirming that PlayStation 5 was in development.

Sony is yet to officially announce the console, but given that PS5 is expected to land sometime in 2020 or 2021, some kind of announcement is surely imminent. This is especially true taking into account that one renowned analyst recently sounded off on Resetera (via IGN), claiming that Sony’s first party studios are now focusing on making PS5 games.

“In general, most of the focus for Sony 1P is on PS5 right now”, said the analyst on Resetera.

There’s still life in the old dog though, as according to the analyst Sony also “has a couple of unannounced games (already existing IP) with PS4 in mind”, while he also claims that something could be revealed about upcoming PS5 games at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC for short).

The first party shift in focus to PS5 development means the likes of Bend Studio (the people behind the upcoming Days Gone), Guerrilla Games (makers of Horizon: Zero Dawn) and Naughty Dog, who are now working on the eagerly anticipated The Last of Us 2, could be making PS5 games now. Actually, given that The Last of Us 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, I would not be surprised to see Naughty Dog’s game launching on PS5 too…

And if first party studios are now focusing on PS5, it’s clear third-party creators are following suit, and it was revealed earlier this year that Square Enix could be working on a next-gen PlayStation game, and so is the case with Bethesda Game Studios (who are now gearing up to launch their upcoming game Starfield and who will later follow with the Elder Scrolls 6) and others.

It would be a great thing, then, if Sony revealed more about its upcoming console in the near future, so stay tuned to this website for more information about the PS5 and upcoming games in the weeks to come.

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