According to a presentation made during the company’s annual Investor Day, Sony plans to have about half of its game releases on PC or mobile by 2025. A chart shown during the presentation suggests this would be a big step up from releases this year, when about a quarter of the company’s releases will be on PC and mobile, with the rest between consoles PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 is split.
“By expanding to PC and mobile, and it must be said… to live services as well, we have the opportunity to go from a situation where we’re only present in a very narrow segment of the overall gaming software market to pretty much everywhere.” override existing presence. said Jim Ryan, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, in comments reported by Chronicle of Video Games.
Ryan went on to say that investments in PCs and mobile could lead to “significant growth in the number of people playing our games, the number of people enjoying our games, and the number of people spending on our games.” .
Sony’s presentation suggests the company is already reaping the benefits of launching titles like Horizon Zero Dawn, Last daysand God of War to PC, with net sales on the platform more than tripling from $80 million last year to a projected $300 million in 2022. launching a PlayStation PC label and even acquiring a PC ports developer last year.
On the mobile side Chronicle of Video Games reported last year that Sony had hired former Apple Arcade content boss Nicola Sebastiani, who was the first of several new hires to join PlayStation Studios to focus on mobile. In a slide, the company said it plans to release mobile games through a variety of channels, including co-developing titles with existing mobile developers and establishing its own network of studios.
In addition to PC and mobile, Sony’s presentation offered further details on its ambitions for live service gaming. It plans to have 12 live service franchises operational by 2025, up from one last year and three this year. This suggests that Sony has two unannounced live service games in development for release in fiscal 2022 (MLB The Show 2022 is the third, and Ryan confirmed it’s Bungie in a Q&A determination is not included in this number). Sony previously announced plans to launch over 10 live service games by March 2026.
Finally, the company says it wants to expand the use of its intellectual property outside of gaming, and recently did so Unexplored Movie and the upcoming HBO series based on The last of us as key examples.
In a final slide, Sony said it hopes to “transform PlayStation’s current console-centric approach into a future where large elements of our community extend beyond the console.”