A Playstation Studios executive has said that they have over 25 titles in development, over half of which are brand new IPs.
“There’s an incredible amount of variety originating from different regions,” said Herman Hulst, head of Playstation Studios, in a recent interview for Wired. “Big, small, different genres.” The 25 games in development will include both first and second-party releases.
Which games are in development?
Here are some of the games that have been confirmed so far:
- Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac) – coming later this month;
- Horizon: Forbiden West (Gorilla Games) – coming later this year;
- God of War: Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica) – coming “when it’s done“, so we’re hoping for it by 2022;
- Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony Digital) – coming in 2022.
Hulst hasn’t revealed any new titles or sequels that may be coming, so that’s left up to the imagination. What we do know from the article however, is that Forbiden West will utilise the PS5’s DualSense to replicate the feeling of grass on your fingertips. I think it’s safe to assume that the games in development will have that certain je ne sais quoi to enhance their (hopefully) great gameplay. Or hey, who knows, we might just get 25 different DLCs for Among Us when it comes to the Playstation store.
Indie games are also going to get some attention, thankfully. Haven Entertainment Studios has partnered up with Sony for their new game, and so has Firewalk Studios for a currently unannounced multiplayer title. Emerald Studios is also working on their first major game – the Zelda-esque Kena: Bridge of Spirits – that’s set to come out in August this year.
Whether or not it’s in Sony’s best interest to hype up the PS5 when faced with probable shortages remains to be seen. In the Wired article, however, Sony head Jim Ryan stateed that they’re doing their best to get the console in gamers’ hands. We’re holding you to that one, Jim.