Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, has unveiled a little more information about Sony Interactive Entertainment’s live-service push, claiming that not all titles are aiming to be the next Destiny or Fortnite. Hulst claims that PlayStation Studios are working on a variety of games that could be “referred to as ‘live services’, targeting different genres, different release schedules, and at different scales”.
Hulst also revealed that the development teams working on live-service titles understand the competitive nature of the live-service market and the time commitment it takes to play one. Hulst claims that PlayStation’s approach to live-service titles won’t be a “generic” model and that each would have its own unique approach.
No other details about PlayStation Studios’ live-service games were revealed. Sony Group previously confirmed that it plans to release 10 live-service titles by 2026, now we can safely say that titles like Gran Turismo 7 and MLB The Show number among those. It also seems like singleplayer games that evolve over time, like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, could also be what Sony refers to as a live-service title.
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