7 PlayStation Studios are Focused on Single Player Games

PlayStation is still very much focused on single-player,. narrative driven games

Various characters from PlayStation single player games

There was a time when Sony wanted to launch over 10 live service games by 2026. When its ambitious live service plans were announced, many fans thought that Sony had forsaken its core single-player audience. Or at least weren’t making the single-player games that PlayStation has become synonymous with a priority.

Ultimately, Sony ended up halving its planned live-service game output. And legendary PlayStation Studio Naughty Dog, famous for its single-player narrative games even cancelled their multiplayer game.

Now in 2024, it seems Sony has shifted its focus back to single-player games with a narrative focus. Of course, they will still release live service games, but it’s good to know that single-player is still a major focus for PlayStation.

Sony Group earlier today held a Business Segment Meeting in which the PlayStation division shared that seven studios are currently working on single-player games.

PlayStation Studios and what type of games they are focused on

PlayStation studios and what they are focused on. Screenshot from Sony presentation

The presentation slide above shows that seven PlayStation Studios are working on single-player, narrative-focused games. These include Team Asobi, who is rumoured to be revealing a new Astro Bot game at the State of Play tonight.

The remaining studios are focused on evolving and multi-genre games and of course live-service games.

Single-player, narrative-focused

  • Team Asobi
  • Insomniac Games
  • Santa Monica Studio
  • Sucker Punch
  • Naughty Dog
  • Firesprite

Live Service Focus

  • San Diego Studio
  • Bungie
  • Firewalk
  • Haven
  • Neon Koi (mobile game developer)

Evolving / Multi-Genre

  • Guerrilla Games
  • Polyphony Digital
  • Media Molecule
  • Bend Studio

Partner Studios

  • Bluepoint
  • Nixxes
  • Valkyrie Entertainment

So there you have it. If you were concerned about Sony losing focus on its core audience of single-player-loving gamers then fear not. As you can see, more PlayStation Studio are working on single-player games than any other type of game.