PS5 Probably Won't Get 'Generation Defining Games' Until 2022, Says PlayStation CEO - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2020 / 2,889 Views
The next-generation consoles are now available in most major markets, however, they quickly sold out and are expected be hard to find through early 2021. Sony expects the transition from the PS4 to PS5 to take around three years with more games getting cross-generation releases on the two consoles.
PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan in an interview with TASS said it takes developers time to get used to the new hardware and that generation defining games likely won't be available until at least 2022.
"History will tell you that it’s in the second or third year that the developers really hit their stride," said Ryan. "Developers typically need a little bit of time to familiarize themselves [with the hardware].
"But it’s probably 2022 that you’re going to see some wonderful things in the same way that it was 2015 / 2016 for the previous generation, when the generation defining-games started to be published."
Ryan did say that there might be more units available of the PS5 if there was no pandemic this year.
"In terms of the product and its feature set, no, absolutely not," he said. "The way we took it to market might have been a bit different, but the actual product would have been the same. We might have had a few more to sell, but not very many: the guys on the production/manufacturing side have worked miracles."
Ryan was asked about the console war with Microsoft and he said it is not a term he likes to use and he enjoys having the competition as it makes him work harder.
"[Console wars] is not a term I ever use or actually like," said Ryan. "For me, it’s great that there’s competition. I think it makes us work harder. It avoids us getting complacent. It’s great that the consumer has a choice. I think that’s wonderful. We’re happy and we’re proud with what we have."
The PlayStation 5 is now available worldwide.
A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @TrunksWD.