PlayStation Will Keep Making Single-Player Games as Live-Service Ambitions Expand

With PlayStation’s acquisition of Haven earlier this week, the platform holder is pushing deeper into the live-service area. However PlayStation reiterates that it’ll proceed to create the premier single-player video games that it has been identified for these previous couple of years.

In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, head of PlayStation Studios Herman Hulst says, “Clearly we are going to all the time keep on making these single-player narrative-based video games comparable to Ghost of Tsushima, The Final of Us, and Horizon Forbidden West.”

He continued, explaining, “However you’ve got noticed appropriately that now we have invested in dwell service video games, as a result of that is extremely thrilling for us. It permits us to construct bigger worlds, it permits us to create actually significant social connections between gamers.”

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Hulst additionally notes that PlayStation nonetheless has loads of single-player video games in improvement or in conceptualism, however the Haven acquisition supplies a possibility so as to add a studio that makes a speciality of dwell service video games to the general portfolio.

Haven Studio head Jade Raymond says that she’s excited to make a PS5 unique sport, contemplating PlayStation’s monitor report with high-scoring first-party titles. “PlayStation has its personal distinctive secret sauce to attending to these wonderful video games. It isn’t by probability that you just see so many 90+ blockbusters [from Sony],” she explains. “It is as a result of they do one thing a little bit in another way, and that is been the factor that we have skilled over the past yr.”

Whereas PlayStation remains to be dedicated to creating single-player video games, it is also hoping to place out a minimum of 10 live-service ones by March 2026. Sony’s shock acquisition of Bungie final month can be a step in the direction of that purpose.

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George Yang is a contract author for IGN. You possibly can observe him on Twitter @yinyangfooey

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