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PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan: New PlayStation Plus Library Will Have 'Massive Publisher Participation'

PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan: New PlayStation Plus Library Will Have 'Massive Publisher Participation' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2022 / 3,682 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan on the latest PlayStation podcast was asked about the games coming to the new PlayStation Plus service.

Ryan says to expect games from a wide variety of publishers, including big AAA titles and small indie titles from over 200 partners.

"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," said Ryan via VideoGamesChronicle. "We have all the big names present."

He added, "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."

PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan: 'New PlayStation Plus Library Will Have 'Massive Publisher Participation'

Sony Interactive Entertainment last month announced following months of rumors that it is launching an all-new version of PlayStation Plus in June that will be available in three tiers - Essential, Extra, and Premium. It combines the current PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now into a single service.

The Essential tier is the same as the current version of PlayStation Plus, while the Extra tier adds a catalog of up to 400 PS5 and PS4 games and the Premium tier adds PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP games. The PS3 games are only available to play via cloud streaming and will not be available to download.

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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UnderwaterFunktown (on 03 April 2022)

"We have all the big names present."
Nintendo and Xbox Studios games on PS Plus confirmed. He wasn't kidding that is a strong lineup.

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VAMatt UnderwaterFunktown (on 03 April 2022)

It wouldn't surprise me to see Bethesda games on there.

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scrapking VAMatt (on 03 April 2022)

I would be surprised to see Bethesda games on there. Why would Microsoft want them on a competing subscription service?

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VAMatt scrapking (on 03 April 2022)

I think they might allow things right now so they can show to regulators that they're not going to try to tie up all of the content.

Plus, the games already exist for PlayStation. They haven't stopped selling them for PlayStation consoles, so I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility that they would sell temporary distribution rights to Sony for use on a subscription service.

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scrapking VAMatt (on 05 April 2022)

I expect them to keep selling on PS consoles. I don't expect them to get added to any competing subscription services since Microsoft sees the subscription services as the platform now, and Xbox/PC/streaming as ways to access the platform.

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VAMatt scrapking (on 05 April 2022)

I don't expect it either. I just wouldn't be surprised if it happened.

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aTokenYeti (on 03 April 2022)

If Xbox was able to get Guardians of the Galaxy for $5million-$10 million I see no reason why PlayStation couldn’t make similar deals

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scrapking aTokenYeti (on 03 April 2022)

I don't doubt Sony could sign deals like that. I wonder how affordable it is for Sony, though. And how much Sony would desire deals like that, in fact. We'll find out soon, I guess!

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DonFerrari (on 03 April 2022)

Was already like that on PSNow right?

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smroadkill15 (on 03 April 2022)

Good to hear.

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