Jim Ryan: PS5 Games Could Be More Expensive to Develop - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 June 2020 / 1,345 Views
Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan in an interview with GamesIndustry stated with improved technology of the PlayStation 5 it will lead to better graphics and potentially an increase in budget for games for the next generation.
"I think, to the extent that the technology enables the graphics side of it to become more interesting and life-like, [the games] will become slightly more human intensive and capital intensive to produce," Ryan said.
"So yes, we think there probably will be an increase in development budgets. We don't see it as being a massive increase, and that's why we want to do more faster than we have ever done before, to provide a fertile install base for people who make games to be able to monetise against. If we can keep pace with a likely increase in development costs, then the industry can continue to prosper."
Last month Epic Games announced the next generation Unreal Engine, called Unreal Engine 5, and with it came a real-time demo showcasing next generation capabilities running on the PlayStation 5. Unreal Engine 5 has also been confirmed for Xbox Series X, Windows PC and mobile platforms.
The PlayStation 5 will launch in Holiday 2020.
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