With current information claiming Sony is specializing in blockbuster hits and remasters and leaving video games like Days Gone 2 within the mud, many gamers had been apprehensive about the way forward for distinctive unique titles on PlayStation platforms. In an interview with Nikkei, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan laid these fears to relaxation by stating the PlayStation 5 can have extra unique video games than on any era earlier than it. This will embody content material that’s extra “suited to the Japanese market.”

Ryan was requested whether or not Sony was competing for unique titles, particularly as Microsoft has not too long ago hit the headlines with big-name acquisitions like Bethesda. He said Sony has been “quietly, but steadily investing in high-quality games” and that they “will make sure the PlayStation 5 generation has more exclusive software than ever before.” After all, Sony has beforehand acquired companies like Insomniac Games previously and Ryan “will not rule out that option in the future.”

Despite whittling Japan Studio down into Team ASOBI, inflicting a number of famend Japanese builders to maneuver on to different studios, Ryan additionally insists Sony is trying to “strengthen our ties with Japanese developers.” One of the methods they’ll be doing that is by changing into an official sponsor of asobu, a neighborhood hub for indie sport creators in Japan. Sony needs to launch PlayStation 5 video games which are “suited to the Japanese market” and there’s already a good variety of Japanese titles on the PS5.

Software isn’t the one focus for Sony in Japan proper now. Like in every single place else, the area is affected by a scarcity of PS5 consoles, though Ryan likens the console’s availability as “comparable” to that of the PlayStation four through the first few months after its launch. This is usually attributable to a global semiconductor shortage that doesn’t present indicators of getting higher anytime quickly. Despite this, Sony is asking suppliers to extend their manufacturing of the PS5 consoles and these ought to circulation into retailers all through 2021.

[Source: Nikkei by way of Reddit, Twitter]