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Jim Ryan: We Have an Opportunity to Carry on Making Great PS4 Games for as Long as the Need is There

Jim Ryan: We Have an Opportunity to Carry on Making Great PS4 Games for as Long as the Need is There - News

by William 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.

Jim Ryan: We Have an Opportunity to Carry on Making Great PS4 Games for as Long as the Need is There

"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. 


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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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21 Comments
UltimateGamer1982 (on 03 December 2020)

We believe in generations. Except we don’t. But we do too. Kinda. Sorta. Not really.

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Hynad UltimateGamer1982 (on 04 December 2020)
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Azzanation (on 04 December 2020)

Well you cannot blame them since its a massive market share they would be cutting. They just need to be more upfront earlier instead of the usual "lets use Xbox to announce it first and cop all the flak and later surprise the same haters with the same logic" later.

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Pinkie_pie (on 04 December 2020)

I still desperately want to buy a PS5 for the improve fps and faster loading times. I want to play temtem and also I've invested so much on genshin impact and that game runs much better on ps5

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sales2099 (on 04 December 2020)

If only he said this instead of believe in generations comment. Transparency is always good.

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KratosLives (on 04 December 2020)

Guess I won't need to buy a ps5 for another 3 years. Thank jim for the heads up.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 04 December 2020)

Come back Kaz!

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Giggity_goo (on 04 December 2020)

well the architecture is more simple to make games for than the ps3 so can see it being supported fir awhile

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AFattyGamer (on 03 December 2020)

... Mr. Jim Ryan needs to go. Sony needs new leadership.

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chakkra AFattyGamer (on 03 December 2020)
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ironmanDX AFattyGamer (on 03 December 2020)

His PR needs work. Sony and PlayStation are in a great position right now...

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chakkra AFattyGamer (on 03 December 2020)
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ironmanDX AFattyGamer (on 03 December 2020)
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Original (on 07 December 2020)

Jim Lying

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KratosLives (on 04 December 2020)

The community on ps4 has a massive backlog of games to catch up on, if they are new or have only been on it for a few years. They don't need to drag the ps5 on for 3 years. It's not like they are left out with nothing to play. Jim ryan did a 360. I wish they'd replace him.

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TruckOSaurus KratosLives (on 04 December 2020)

If he did a 360, he'd end up at the same point he started.

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KratosLives KratosLives (on 04 December 2020)

You're right, meant 180

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DonFerrari (on 04 December 2020)

I much rather they gave focus to PS5 since release, but this PR can be just about nothing since nothing was revealed.

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Dahum (on 04 December 2020)

He make sense honestly.

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sales2099 Dahum (on 04 December 2020)

He does, but it’s not what his fanbase largely wants to hear. They liked the idea of every exclusive writing off the PS4.

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