Sony’s Jim Ryan devoted an interview to the PlayStation 5 lineup, which he is very impressed with. Another topic was its own studios, where the company aims to grow organically.
PlayStation boss Jim Ryan is very impressed with the launch lineup of the PlayStation 5. He believes it’s more compelling than the lineups that were available when the PS3 and PS4 launched. You can expect games like the remake of Demon’s Souls, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy: A Big Adventure or Astro’s Playroom. And the first PS Plus game for the PlayStation 5 is also in the pipeline.
“It’s probably not widely appreciated or understood, to what extent that we have grown our own game development capability organically over the course of this generation,” said Ryan. “Obviously, it’s been helped by the acquisition of Insomniac, and it’s wonderful to have them as part of the family. I would just invite anybody to look at the launch window line-up of the PS4 generation, or PS3 generation, and compare it to what we are going to bring in the equivalent phase of PS5. There’s just no comparison.”
Even a small swipe in the direction of Microsoft could not be taken away from Ryan. The Xbox manufacturer has been trying in the past few months to pump billions into the purchase of studios. According to Ryan, on the other hand, Sony relied on organic growth.
“That is the fruit of not massive spending sprees, but of very, very steadily, carefully planned organic growth,” Ryan said, who referred to studios like Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch. “We are lucky enough to have five or six studios who fall into that category… But it isn’t luck, because we’ve been working on this for years and years.”
According to Ryan, that growth was “quietly, in a very PlayStation way,” and something very special built with these studios. “You can do it with frenzied acquisition, or measured acquisition, or you can do it organically,” concluded Ryan.
In a previous statement, Sony emphasized that they consider themselves well equipped for the PlayStation 5 launch. Later came the forecast that sales of the PS4, for which a new delivery figure was announced this week, could be trumped with the new console. The PlayStation 5 will be released on November 12, 2020.