In a recent interview with Axios, PlayStation Studio chief Herman Hulst stated that PlayStation won’t abandon single-player games.
Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PlayStation Studios have been busy at work on several live-service games. Most of the games are still to be announced. “We’re also diversifying now. And we have stood up 12 projects in total in the live ops multiplayer space.” Hulst told Axios’ Steven Totillo.
PlayStation’s new focus on live-service multiplayer games has rightfully concerned PlayStation traditional game fans. PlayStation is synonymous with well-crafted, ambitious, narrative-driven single-player games. Games like The Last of Us, the Horizon games, and Uncharted Games have all sold really well and have been very popular with fans.
However, in the Axios interview, Hulst reassures PlayStatons’s traditional single-player fans that these blockbuster games aren’t going anywhere. Hulst stated that many of PlayStation;s developers like making [single-player games] and will continue to do so. “Some of our biggest titles in the single-player narrative-driven space are also our most profitable titles.” Hulst said.
Sony still has a few announced single-player games that have still to release. God of War Ragnarok releases next month then there is Spider-Man 2 and Marvel’s Wolverine which are expected in 2023.