Sony just lately revealed we’ll be getting our first have a look at PS5 video games on June 4, however if you happen to’re holding out hope that any of Sony’s PS5 exclusives which can be revealed through the showcase will come to the PS4 too, you could be dissatisfied.
In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Sony Interactive Leisure’s president and CEO Jim Ryan appeared to shoot down the opportunity of PS5-exclusives video games coming to PS4 sooner or later.
“We’ve got at all times stated that we consider in generations,” Ryan stated. “We consider that if you go to all the difficulty of making a next-gen console, that it ought to embody options and advantages that the earlier technology doesn’t embody. And that, in our view, folks ought to make video games that may profit from these options.
“We do consider in generations, and whether or not it is the DualSense controller, whether it’s the 3D audio, whether it’s the multiple ways that the SSD can be used… we are thinking that it is time to give the PlayStation community something new, something different, that can really only be enjoyed on PS5.”
A different approach
Based on Ryan’s words, it sounds like you’ll have to upgrade to enjoy any of the PS5’s launch titles, or any first-party PS5 games in the future. Still, third-party publishers will bring games to both platforms (as is the case with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla), so it’s not like PS4 players will automatically be left behind when the PS5 gets here.
This is a totally different approach to that which Microsoft is taking with the Xbox Series X, which will allow players to enjoy Xbox Series X games on both the next-gen console and the Xbox One. Not only that, but Microsoft has promised that Xbox Series X games will play “up and down” its generations of units for a minimum of the following 12 months.
Nevertheless, there’s excellent news. Ryan confirmed the PS5 will launch globally in its “Vacation 2020” launch window and that each the console, and its video games are nonetheless on observe.
We will not wait to listen to extra in regards to the PS5’s sport line-up on June 4 – even when we might need to shell out for an improve to play its greatest titles.