Sony Gives More Details on Boosting its First-Party Game Development Pipeline

Sony Interactive Entertainment's boss talks about plans to expand the first-party development pipeline further compared to fiscal year 2017 and 2018.

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DarkVoyager58d ago

This sounds great.

“Later in the call, Kodera-san also added that investing in first-party games does not just mean increasing the number of IPs, as Sony owns existing IPs like Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War, and “successful and powerful” IPs should be made into franchises so that “the business associated with them can be expanded.”

ArchangelMike58d ago

Hmm... seems like we'll be definitely getting sequels and DLC for Sony's IPs going forward.

BeardedDrachen58d ago

Nothing wrong with good Sequels.

S2Killinit58d ago

Dont forget even more amazing games

gamerzero58d ago


Oh man I would love a Gravity Rush 3, Kat is awesome.

remixx11657d ago

Please a gravity rush 3 damnit!!!!

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Fantomex58d ago

Horizon 2 as a PS5 launch title...

Make it happen.

DarXyde58d ago (Edited 58d ago )

I'd wait on it.

Early games never adequately flex the muscle of new hardware. I'd be okay with a year 3 release of Horizon 2 that REALLY shows what PS5 can do, but you also know it'll get better.

Fantomex58d ago

Killzone was praised for the visuals. Second Son was also praised for the visuals. Early PS4 titles that impressed early adopters. The point is, the game would still look way better on a PS5 at launch than on a PS4 Pro. Just saying.

Why couldn't there be Horizon 3 later in the gen, or yet another new GG IP?

salmonade58d ago

@ DarXyde... this isn't PS3 to PS4 jump... this is from Amazing looking PS4 gamesjump to a PS5. I think it'll be fine and look amazing out of the gate.
Having Zelda launch with Switch helped it a lot.

DarXyde58d ago


No one is saying it won't look great, but I am saying that compared to what comes later, I would rather wait. Get comfortable with the specs and resource allocation. As far as a Horizon 3, I would personally err on the side of caution with solid open world game saturation in one generation. If next gen is all about open world again, I imagine people would be pretty fatigued. Keep in mind, we're about to get a third Red Dead game since gen six and we barely got two GTA games in the last 10 years. I don't imagine they'll shake up Horizon's formula too much since it's crazy good, but that also means you should release them in moderation. GTA CAN release more often though since a fair amount changes between games. I just don't think I'd like 2 Horizon games next gen, that's all. Odds are, Guerrilla will return to Killzone before a new IP. Halo isn't getting the attention it used to, so why not strike while the iron is hot?


For sure, it would look amazing right out the gate, but it's not always about looks. I would much rather Guerrilla gets practice with a remake of Killzone 2 (or even better: Liberation) or something and when they're ready to drop Horizon 2, it looks great, runs great, good loading times, etc.

Side note: I wouldn't expect games to look wildly different. Much better, for sure, but don't expect a PS2 to PS3 level transition. It would take that much more power to yield those differences.

Lamboomington56d ago

Forget about the graphics, think about the advances in simulation, AI and scope due to the better CPUs. The CPUs are the bottleneck this gen, not really the graphics.

I mean, for multiplatforms, maybe, but first party games are having a good time with the PS4 GPU power.

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FallenAngel198458d ago

Sony has been on a streak so far this year

- Shadow of the Colossus remake
- MLB 18: The Show
- God of War 4
- Detroit: Become Human

And they still have the rest of the year to look forward to along with a strong lineup in 2019.

UCForce58d ago

This is gonna be great year.

AlphaCentyros58d ago

Exactly, and soon they will also give us Spider-Man, GoT, Days Gone, TLOU2 and Death Stranding.

Damn, they weren’t lying when they told us that “greatness awaits”.

zeuanimals58d ago

I thought there was a Game of Thrones game coming exclusively to PS4. You got me tripping. Still, super excited for Ghost of Tsushima. There hasn't been a single open world game set in feudal Japan. How, I don't know but I'm hyped. Also don't forget about Dreams, it's gonna be a sleeper hit.

AlphaCentyros57d ago

Haha sorry for the confusion bro, I was too lazy to type up the whole name, and I figured that people would get it.

Come to think of it, explaining all of this in hindsight cost me a lot more typing than writing out Ghost of Tsushima initially. See, now I wrote Ghost of Tsushima twice anyway :)

Lamboomington56d ago

In a way, Dreams by MM is far more exciting than any of those.

The demo they showed lately blew me away.

MasterCornholio57d ago

I'm happy that Detroit didn't flop critically. It's nice to see that it's metacritic is in the 70s instead of the 60s.

doggo8457d ago

It should be in the 80's, if it weren't for those cringey sjw / agenda driven 4/10 reviews

showtimefolks57d ago


I know not Sony but yakuza 6, yakuza kiwame 2, ni nu kuni 2(console exclusive)

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gamerzero58d ago

It's incredible to think they are actually increasing production, they are already leaving the competition in the dust.

sawoosevens58d ago (Edited 58d ago )

I call it now, if they keep creating great games without MT they may as well run EA and others alike out of business, cause after playing god of war I'm afraid of purchasing games from other publishers because all they made thus far are broken, unfinished and over priced garbage wit MT in them.

kevnb57d ago

Monster hunter world is terrific.

Realms57d ago

Don't be afraid just don't buy games from EA and Activision, even though Ubisoft seems to want to go down that route as well they haven't been as heavy handed with it Assassin Creed Origins was fine but the perception was that they added MT's so in my mind I tried to avoided it, and that is a problem because EA and Activision's have gotten so out of hand with it that when other games specially ones that aren't online centric add MT's it worries me that they will negatively affect the game like Shadow of War where they added them to the end game to make you grind for no reason.

sawoosevens57d ago

@kivenb although I agree with it is not my type of game but I support games that puts in a good effort so I invested into monster Hunter world.

Lamboomington56d ago

and how much money do you think they made ?

Now how much money do you think EA makes with MTs and lootboxes ? It's a LOT, more than most people think.

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IamTylerDurden157d ago (Edited 57d ago )

This is what Microsoft needs to do. It's incredible that Sony feels as though they need to invest more in first party. This is why excellent exclusives like SotC, MLB, Yakuza 6, Ni No Kuni II, GoW, and Detroit recently released and we still have games like Spiderman, Death's Gambit, Yakuza Kiwami 2, and DQ yet to come this year. It's because of Sony's developer relationships and first party studios. This magnificent infrastructure allows Sony to continuously maintain a loaded pipeline.

Gamist2dot058d ago

I smell Bloodborne 2 for PS5.

ILostMyMind58d ago

Damn, this could make PS5 sell like freshwater in the desert. Sony could announce: "PS5, The Largest Queue For Day-One Ever Made" and "Consumers Spent One Million Hours In Queues The First Day".

We have to be creative to compare data nowadays ...

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