Behind the PlayStation, platform are several turbulent weeks in which some of Sony’s decisions and situations have been put under the magnifying glass. The planned shutdown of the PS Store for PS3 and PS Vito, the arrival of Sony's production on the Xbox Game Pass, the closure of veteran studio Sony Japan and the announcement that a remake of The Last of Us, which is only eight years old, is coming - are just some of the things fans PlayStation has expressed concern in recent weeks.
Sony urgently had to break that string, so they announced that they were giving up on stopping the sale of games for PS3 and Vito, and now PlayStation boss Jim Ryan has tried to calm those who are worried about the future of PlayStation game production. In an interview with Nikkei, Ryan says that a lot of things take place quietly, but that one should not think that nothing is happening.
"We are quietly and regularly investing in the development of high-quality games for the PlayStation, and you can be sure that the generation of the PlayStation 5 console will have more associated software than any before," Ryan said.
To the claim that Sony is closing its studios while others are buying them and expanding its production, Ryan responds: “We have done acquisitions on several occasions, including the purchase of Insomniac Games in the US. We will not rule out the possibility of repeating this in the future. "
Asked what it means to close the oldest PlayStation production team, the one in Japan, Ryan said: “It is important for us to provide software that suits the gaming community in Japan, and the PlayStation 5 has a lot of software from Japanese developers from the earliest days. We will continue to strengthen our ties with Japanese developers and launch PS5 content that fits the Japanese market. ”
To the eternal question of why PlayStation 5 consoles are hard to find over-the-counter, Ryan offers the following answer: “There are several reasons. The supply of consoles during the new coronavirus was complicated and we had to limit distribution to online. The demand for electronic chips is also huge worldwide. We are working with our suppliers to allow us to increase production capacity. ”