PS5 Will Focus On “Strong, Narrative-Driven Single-Player Games,” Says Sony
It looks like Sony plans on continuing its trend of providing excellent single-player experiences as we move from the PS4 to the PS5. Arguably what made the PS4 a clear winner in the console war between the Nintendo Switch and the Xbox One, Sony’s consistent delivery of single-player games and high-quality exclusives won’t be stopping anytime soon, according to PlayStation Worldwide Studios head Hermen Hulst.
In a recent interview with PlayStation Blog, Hulst was asked about the company’s vision for the future as development transitions over to the PS5. “We’re very committed to dedicated hardware, as we were before,” confirmed Hulst. “We’re gonna continue to do that. And we’re very committed to quality exclusives. And to strong narrative-driven, single-player games.”
Of course, that hasn’t stopped Sony from deviating a bit, such as the case with Horizon Zero Dawn, initially a PlayStation exclusive that was recently confirmed for PC. “I think it’s important that we stay open to new ideas of how to introduce more people to PlayStation, and show people maybe what they’ve been missing out on,” Hurst explained. “And to maybe put a few minds at ease, releasing one first-party AAA title to PC doesn’t necessarily mean that every game now will come to PC. In my mind, Horizon Zero Dawn was just a great fit in this particular instance. We don’t have plans for day and date [PC releases], and we remain 100% committed to dedicated hardware.”
It’ll be interesting to see what kind of first-party exclusives Sony comes up with for the PS5 given what we know of the next-gen console so far. Here’s hoping Sony will pull back the curtain on the console sooner rather than later so we get a better feeling of what to look forward to.
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