Jim Ryan assures that Sony will continue to support PS4 and that he takes into account the great community of players of his previous console.
The arrival of next-gen on PlayStation is great news, especially if you already have a PS5 at home. However, if you haven’t decided to take the leap yet and you’re still on PS4, you don’t have to worry. Jim Ryan, Sony’s CEO, promises to continue to support his previous console.
Although it is true that Sony already warned that some third parties will not launch their games on PS4, at least during these next few months it will be possible, as has been seen with games such as Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War or Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. This is a much smoother transition than what happened with PS3 and PS4.
We feel that we have a responsibility to that great community and the opportunity to continue creating great PS4 games as long as the need exists. And I think that’s the right thing to do, that’s the rational thing to do, and I think you’ll see a queue of games on PS4 that you didn’t see on PS3,” explained Jim Ryan.
Certainly, the only great game you can only play on PS5 is Demon’s Souls Remake, as other exclusive games such as Sackboy A Big Adventure or Spider-Man Miles Morales have also been released on PS4. This will be the usual tone during this first year of next-gen.
For the moment, those of you who are still on PS4 need not worry. Like its competitor, Microsoft, Sony’s intentions with these first months of next-gen are going through a smooth transition, and the big first-party titles will come out on PS4 and PS5. Of course, the PlayStation CEO also warns that this situation will not extend beyond 2021 and that developments will gradually focus on PS5 and its new hardware. This is the case with upcoming exclusives, such as Horizon II Forbidden West, or the unannounced God of War 2.