“These games cost millions of dollars”: Sony is not going to provide access to new exclusives by subscription

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“These games cost millions of dollars”: Sony is not going to provide access to new exclusives by subscription

Games Industry spoke with Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan. In the interview, the conversation touched on the PS Plus subscription service, which on PS5 will give users access to a variety of hits from PS4 as part of the PlayStation Plus Collection. In such an initiative Sony everyone saw an attempt to compete with the Xbox Game Pass, but it is not. The Japanese company is not going to provide access to its new exclusives by subscription.

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Jim Ryan’s statement reads: “We’ve talked about this before. We’re not going to add [our own] new releases to the subscription model. These games cost millions of dollars, over $ 100 million in development. This strategy does not seem viable to us

The CEO then explained that future projects from Sony Interactive Entertainment’s in-house studios don’t make sense as part of a Game Pass-like subscription: “We want to make games bigger and better and also hope to make them last at some point. So it makes no sense to us to introduce them into the subscription model from day one. For others [companies] in a similar position, it might work, but for us, it might not. We want to expand and grow our own ecosystem and it is not part of [Sony’s] current strategy to include new games in the subscription model

As a reminder: the PlayStation Plus Collection includes 18 games, including Sony exclusives – Days GoneGod of WarBloodborne, and others.

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