Jim Ryan: We Have an Opportunity to Carry on Making Great PS4 Games for as Long as the Need is There - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 03 January 2021 / 2,480 Views
Sony Interactive Entertainment has previously stated the transition from the PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 will take around three years and to expect more cross-generation releases. However, this doesn't mean every PS5 title will also get a release on the PS4 as we do know Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart will remail a PS5 exclusive.
PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan in an interview with EDGE (and transcribed by ResetEra) says there is a large community on the PS4 and PlayStation has a responsibility to support them. There will be a longer life with the PS4 that did not exist with the PS3, he says.
"We do feel that we have a responsibility to that very large community, and an opportunity to carry on making great PS4 games for as long as the need is there," said Ryan.
"And I think that is the right thing to do, it’s the rational thing to do, and I think you will see a tail with PS4 that you did not see with PS3. But that said, as time passes, you’re going to see more and more emphasis on PS5 development and the PS5 SKU will be the lead SKU."
The PS5 launched last month and Sony is struggling to keep up with demand as any new shipments sell out in a matter of minutes.
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