As the title suggests, PlayStation has no intention of releasing its upcoming PS5 games on PS4. In an interview with gamesindustry.biz, PlayStation Boss, Jim Ryan said that he wants developers to take advantage of newer hardware. Ryan says that companies spend so much time making newer hardware. Their goal is always to make something that has new features and will be next-gen.
“We have always said that we believe in generations,” Ryan said. “We believe that when you go to all the trouble of creating a next-gen console, that it should include features and benefits that the previous generation does not include. And that, in our view, people should make games that can make the most of those features.
“We do believe in generations, and whether it’s the DualSense controller, whether it’s the 3D audio, whether it’s the multiple ways that the SSD can be used… we are thinking that it is time to give the PlayStation community something new, something different, that can really only be enjoyed on PS5.”
In my opinion, we should agree with Ryan. If we are truly going next-gen, then we should forget about previous consoles. Developers can now make better games, due to the insane speed of PlayStation 5. Moreover, Mark Cerny already confirmed that more than 100 PS4 titles will join PS5. So, we don’t have to worry about PS4 Games coming to PS5.
“We have always felt that we had a responsibility to serve that [PS4] community for several years after the launch of PS5 and that it represented a huge business opportunity for us,” Ryan said. “The numbers are quite straightforward. If you say in broad brush figures that we have a community of 100 million PS4 owners right now, and in the first couple of years… I don’t know, somewhere between 15 and 25 million might migrate to PS5, that still leaves a huge number of people with PS4s.”
PlayStation’s technique is completely opposite to what Xbox Series X has been planning. The team at Microsoft is planning to release their upcoming Xbox Series X games on Xbox One as well. Hence, there will be more support for Xbox One X.