Right now, Sony may be widely famous for its ambitious single-player PlayStation games that you know and love – series like God of war, HorizonAnd Spider Man come to mind for me But in just a few years, you’ll be able to play a whole lot of new PlayStation franchises instead — and a lot of live service titles.
As part of a business presentation on Tuesday, Sony shared some updates on how it plans to invest in its portfolio. For example, in its 2025 fiscal year, it estimates that 50 percent of its PlayStation Studios investment will be in new IP, which is a huge jump compared to previous years: in its 2019 fiscal year, according to a slide Only 20 percent of investments were in new franchises. And if you look at the slide, the 50 percent of the investment in FY12 appears to be as large — if not larger — than its entire spending in FY19.
The changes may be even more notable for how Sony invests in “traditional” games and those with the Live service. In FY19, the split was 88 percent traditional games to 12 percent live service games, but in FY25, Sony expects that ratio to grow to 40/60. Games in production — a number Sony has shared in the past.)
If you’ve been following PlayStation’s moves over the years, these changes shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Sony has made some big acquisitions, including Bungie, Jed Raymond’s Haven Studios, and Firewalk Studios, studios working on big live service titles. Horizon Franchise developer Guerrilla Games has already said it’s working on multiplayer. Horizon Play. Sony has clearly seen how studios like Epic Games (in which it has invested hundreds of millions) and Bungie (who now owns it) may encourage players to invest a lot of time and money Fortnite And Destiny 2-level hit, and it appears that Sony sees a significant opportunity in creating its own live service game.
It looks like we’ll get a look at some of those new franchises or live service games at Sony’s PlayStation Showcase on Wednesday, especially since the company has already promised that the event will feature “a number of new creations from PlayStation Studios.” Will give