During Sony’s Business Segment Briefings for 2022, SIE CEO Jim Ryan confirmed that PlayStation is aiming for nearly half of their new games to be on PC and mobile by 2025. PS4 releases will be completely phased out by this point as the company focuses on PS5, PC, and mobile.
During fiscal year 2022, 70% of game releases by PlayStation are shared between PS4 and PS5. Currently, PlayStation has 2 unannounced live service games planned to release before March 31st, 2023. The company will continue to expand into live service games and PC releases going forward.
One of PlayStation’s upcoming releases for PC is Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, which is currently out now for PS5. Previously, the collection was listed briefly for a June 20th release in the Epic Games Store. PlayStation has not directly confirmed the release date for the PC version yet.
Back in October 2021, PlayStation officially established PlayStation PC. The new label is used for their PC games such as God of War, the upcoming Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, and games waiting to be announced. At one point, Sackboy: A Big Adventure was rumored for a PC release and has not been confirmed directly by PlayStation.
Jim Ryan states PlayStation is expanding their reach beyond traditional console gaming while improving the console experience for players. This expansion includes the aforementioned PC & mobile releases, PlayStation VR 2, cloud gaming, and the metaverse. The company aims for better experiences through PS Plus, Discord integration, and their PlayStation Direct store.
The all-new PS Plus service launched on May 23rd for the Asia market. Many games were revealed in the Asia launch lineup while more continue to be suggested and rumored like Dino Crisis. The new PlayStation Plus service launches in Japan on June 1st, the Americas on June 13th, and June 22nd in Europe.
By 2025, PlayStation plans to release roughly 12 live service games. Some of these major new games will likely be available on PS5 and PC. There’s a possibility that some of these new live service games could release on mobile to attract popularity and profitability akin to Fortnite or Apex Legends. Only time will tell what’s in store for PlayStation in the near future.