PlayStation Bigwigs will not be silent on PCs and smartphones

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It’s rare that we get an interview from any of PlayStation’s top executives anymore, so we’re always keen to research the comments whenever the likes of group boss Jim Ryan open their mouths. Unfortunately, PS5 seems to have become a forgotten format lately that all the CEOs want to talk about is PCs and smartphones. You’d be forgiven for overlooking the fact that the company has a new console to back it up!

PS Studios president Hermen Hulst used a familiar line in his conversation with the Axios gaming newsletter, focusing primarily on pushing the platform holder out of his ecosystem. There’s not a huge amount of interesting information in the interview: the cost of Sony support titles is skyrocketing, and the addition of PC as a platform helps it make a return on its investment. Meanwhile, her drive toward mobile devices is still nascent, but she desperately wants a piece of the pie.

What about the PS5 then? Well, as we know, it has 12 live service titles in development, as it looks to cement its position in the increasingly lucrative multiplayer space. Not all of these projects will be new intellectual property, according to Hulst, with projects like the rumored multiplayer show Horizon belonging to existing brands as well. Obviously, we also know that The Last of Us is getting a huge repeat online, too.

Holst notes that none of this will end the company’s commitment to single-player titles, but he fails to explain what we can expect as the PS5 enters its third year on the market. In short, another rare interview with a PlayStation CEO and quite a bit in the way of a roadmap for its latest console — we like to pretend we’re surprised, but that fits perfectly into the course with top Sony officials in 2022, right?