Sony is preparing to expand the offer of video games for the next-gen console PS5: coming no less than 25 titles
The offer of video games for Sony's next-gen console, the PlayStation 5, could be enriched soon by another 25 titles. This is what emerges from an interview given by Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studio, to the magazine Wired.
According to Hulst, who is the former CEO of Guerrilla Games, the Japanese company has already put several titles in the works and it's not just sequels or spin-offs of the most popular games. Almost half of the new titles, in fact, are original video games that will allow the introduction of new characters and stories. Sony thus aims to expand its offer of original games, among which today we find titles such as Horizon Forbidden West, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, God of War: Ragnarok and the new Gran Turismo 7 whose arrival is expected in 2022.
PS5: 25 new titles coming from Sony
SP5 fans could soon have new titles with which to enjoy all the features and excellent performance offered by Sony's next-gen console. The games will be released by PlayStation Studios, which is not entirely in charge of video game development itself, but often works alongside developers after providing the original idea on which to proceed with the work.
The very fact that the titles are not developed by Sony, but has a leading role in their creation, ensures that the company is preparing to launch such a large amount of new video games in the coming year.
Some of the upcoming titles have already been announced by Sony. These include Horizon Forbidden West, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and God of War: Ragnarok, which is scheduled to launch by the end of 2021. To be able to play Gran Turismo 7, however, PS5 fans will have to wait until 2022.
Many new games, but few PS5s coming
While the range of titles on offer for PS5 looks set to expand rapidly, Sony still has to deal with the inability to ramp up production of its next-gen consoles. The main problem is a global chip shortage, which has compromised the Japanese company's ability to produce enough consoles to keep up with demand.
Just in the past few days, Sony has announced some not-so-good news to fans: the problems with PS5 supply caused by the Covid-19 pandemic are not likely to end in the current year. Even though the company has sold around 7.8 million consoles, it won't be able to sustain the production of enough stock for all those who would like to buy one and it's very likely that the PS5 shortage won't run out until 2022.