Jim Ryan says PlayStation Plus’s new games library will have ‘all the big names present’ | VGC
Jim Ryan has claimed that PlayStation Plus’s new games library will have “all the big names present”.
PlayStation boss Jim Ryan has claimed that PlayStation Plus’s new games library will have “all the big names present”.
Speaking on the Official PlayStation Podcast, the Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO was asked to name some of the games coming to the service.
“I’m going to play a little hard to get on that one, but I can tell you free that we have massive publisher participation in this program. We have all the big names present,” he replied.
He went on to claim that the new service won’t simply focus on larger titles, but a wider selection of developers.
“We have big publishers, we have small indie publishers. We have over 200 partners working with us to put their content into PlayStation Plus, so the lineup is going to be really strong.”
Several first-party titles have already been confirmed for the new service, such as God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Returnal.
The service will launch around one year after the release of Returnal implying that Sony may be willing to add its largest PS5 games to the service within that timeframe.
Additional titles, including third-party titles, will be announced at a later date with regular additions planned for the future, according to SIE.
However, it won’t add first-party titles on their release dates in the same way that Microsoft‘s Xbox Game Pass does. Ryan has said that he believes this approach “could hurt” the development of Sony’s big-budget titles.
When asked about adding new Sony first-party titles to the service in the game was that Microsoft does with its Xbox Game Pass, Ryan said: “This is not a road that we’ve gone down in the past. And it’s not a road that we’re going to go down with this new service.”
During the same podcast, Jim Ryan confirmed that Sony has more acquisitions planned, beyond its recent buyouts of Bungie and Haven.