Sony has confirmed that the new God of War -popularly known for God of War: Ragnarok and due to arrive in 2022-, and Gran Turismo 7, will have versions for PlayStation 4; both games had been announced for the moment only for PlayStation 5. Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, has confirmed the news in an extensive review of the projects in preparation by Sony internal teams and one of the topics that is discussed is how fits the older generation of PlayStation into the company’s plans.
Hulst states that “You can’t build a community of over 110 million PS4 users and then abandon them, right? I think that will be bad news for PS4 fans and frankly not a good deal. Wherever it makes sense to develop a title for PS4 and PS5 – for Horizon 2: Forbbiden West, the next God of War, GT7– We will continue to see this. And if PS4 users want to play the game, they can. And if you want to play the PS5 version, the game will be there. ” Horizon 2, which recently showed its gameplay for the first time, had already been announced on PS4.
Yes, the answer qualifies that “it is also very important to have demonstrations [del potencial] by PS5, hence the development of Returnal Y Ratchet & Clank: Una Dimensin Aparte are exclusive to PS5. “
Over 25 games in development by PlayStation Studios
Sony has also reiterated that internal studios have more than 25 games running, of which almost half are new licenses, while the rest belong to already known sagas. “New licenses are incredibly important to us. New license is new blood of games,” says Hulst, who admits that it also involves taking risks, which is why they will continue to work on well-known brands and reinvent these games. “Games that probably won’t be made anywhere else.”
It also gives a new clue to what’s new in Bend Studio: “They are working on an exciting new license that they are very passionate about. They are building in the deep open world systems they created to Days Gone. I’m really happy with Bend Studio. “