PlayStation boss Jim Ryan has stated in a new interview with Nikkei that Sony is making sure the PS5 generation will contain the most exclusives titles it has ever put out for a single console. Translated by VGC, he said: "We have been quietly but steadily investing in high-quality games for PlayStation, and we will make sure that the PS5 generation will have more dedicated software than ever before." Ryan then goes on to explain how the company has bolstered its exclusive line-up in the past with mergers and acquisitions, with Insomniac Games provided as one example. "We will not rule out that option in the future."
Of course, the early years of the PS5's exclusive library are already beginning to take shape. Demon's Souls is out as we speak, Returnal is right around the corner, and then Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart follows in June. The list then improves when you factor in titles that also came to PS4 but run best on Sony's current-gen system such as Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and the upcoming Horizon Forbidden West. Further out, we've got God of War Ragnarok and Gran Turismo 7 to look forward to. And with E3 season right around the corner, you have to assume Sony will have plans to flesh out that line-up further with new announcements and reveals.
Elsewhere in the interview, Jim Ryan once again commented on the situation surrounding Sony's presence in the Japanese market. He said: "It is important for us to provide software that fits the Japanese gaming community, and PS5 has included a lot of software from Japanese developers since its early stages. We will continue to strengthen our ties with Japanese developers and release content for PS5 that fits the Japanese market.” These strong relationships with teams from the east have led to the likes of Forspoken and Final Fantasy XVI tying themselves to PS5 with some form of exclusivity.
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