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PS5 Games Like Horizon Zero Dawn 2, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Won’t Be Playable on PS4, Sony Boss Confirms

The CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan has confirmed that PS5 games made by PlayStation Studios teams will not be playable on PS4. The boss of Sony explained that the company “believes in generations” and that therefore there will be a clear cut between the two consoles when the next-gen starts.

In this sense considering the economic point of view, the fact that Sony is asking its fans to move on to the next generation without guarantees on the cost of this jump could cause discontent, although in line with the conduct held in recent years. “We have always said that we believe in generations,” Ryan explained, pointing out on completely different strategy from that of the Xbox, which will launch Triple-A titles like Halo Infinite, the launch title of Xbox Series X, which will be also playable on Xbox One.


This means that the next chapters of titles that will be released on PlayStation 5 such as Horizon Zero Dawn 2, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and the restart of God of War 2 will be playable only on the next-gen console regardless of when they will be launched. “We believe that when you go to all the trouble of creating a next-gen console, that it should include features and benefits that the previous generation does not include,” he added. “And that, in our view, people should make games that can make the most of those features.”

The CEO of SIE also believes that “whether it’s the DualSense controller, whether it’s the 3D audio, whether it’s the multiple ways that the SSD can be used… we are thinking that it is time to give the PlayStation community something new, something different, that can really only be enjoyed on PS5.”

Yesterday, Sony has also confirmed the first presentation event of the Japanese manufacturer’s new console that will be held next week on June 4.