Josh Wise by on May 26, 2022

Sony to release two live-service games by fiscal year’s end

Sony will release two live-service games by the end of this fiscal year, according a presentation from Jim Ryan.

Not only that, but the company projects that it will release twelve live-service series by 2025. The report (via Eurogamer) reveals that there will be six by 2023, and another ten by 2024.

What these two games are we can only guess. A smart guess would be the multiplayer mode for The Last of Us Part II. We know that that is happening, but neither Sony nor Naughty Dog has given a date.

Sony has recently bought Bungie, so it could that the Halo studio has something nearing completion in the shadows. Guerilla Games, the developer behind Horizon Forbidden West, could well have something in the pipeline. Dare we wish for a Killzone live-service game—maybe we dare not.

Whatever forms these games take, it’s clear that Sony isn’t so much dipping its toe as diving headlong into live-service games. When the Bungie buyout happened, Jim Ryan spoke about the importance of the acquisition:

“We believe it makes sense for it to sit alongside the PlayStation Studios organization, and we are incredibly excited about the opportunities for synergies and collaboration between these two world-class groups.”

Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, also weighed in on the importance of that:

“Bungie makes games with outstanding technology that are enormously fun to play. They also have unmatched dedication to the communities that play their games, and everyone at PlayStation, and PlayStation Studios, will be excited about what we can share and learn from them.”


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