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PlayStation Wants to 'Ensure There Are Great Games' for Its Millions of Active PS4 Players

PlayStation Wants to 'Ensure There Are Great Games' for Its Millions of Active PS4 Players - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 October 2022 / 1,495 Views

PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst in an interview with Axios mentioned there are million of active players on the PlayStation 4 and they are evaluating releasing more games on the console on a "case-by-case basis."

"We certainly don’t want to forget the millions of active players on PS4, and we want to ensure there are great games for them as well," Hulst said. "We’re evaluating it on a case-by-case basis."

The last confirmed first-party Sony Interactive Entertainment title that will release on the PlayStation 4 is God of War Ragnarök, which will release for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on November 9.

PlayStation Wants to 'Ensure There Are Great Games' for Its Million of Active PS4 Players

Already released cross-generation games from Sony Interactive Entertainment includes Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales.


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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments
DonFerrari (on 05 October 2022)

Abandoning profit is hard, so let's pretend it is because they don't want to abandon players =p

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Mystro-Sama (on 04 October 2022)

Makes sense considering a lot of people still can't get their hands on a PS5.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 04 October 2022)

Keep giving the gift for past gen consoles Sony!

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scrapking (on 06 October 2022)

I support Sony doing this. But their comments about how they "believe in generations" look all the more ridiculous the longer this goes.

It is an interesting reversal. Everyone was so concerned that Microsoft promised support for Xbox One for at least two more years (stated about a year before Xbox Series launch, so was only in effect until one year after launch). And some people lauded Sony for believing in generations.

But now we have Microsoft having stopped Xbox One production two years ago, and Sony still manufactures the PS4. Microsoft is largely silent on future software support for Xbox One, and has already started moving on (the next Forza is expected to be Xbox Series only), but Sony is promising lots more cross-gen support.

Sony first-party titles will continue to be released for the PS4 for a while longer, whereas most Microsoft first-party titles in the future will likely only be playable on Xbox One through game streaming. Fine by me.

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KratosLives (on 05 October 2022)

It's going to ve 2024/25 before this gen truly takes off. Crazy when you think about it.

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twintail (on 04 October 2022)

I imagine GaaS titles will be on PS4. But I feel many of us have speculated that for the last couple of years.

Helldivers 2 and TloU Factions seem like good candidates for PS4 versions.

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