In recent years, Sony has been investing heavily in the development of live service games to capitalize on the hype that gamers are not really interested in. The goal was to launch twelve such titles before March 2026, but Sony is now backtracking on that.
During the presentation of the quarterly figures, Hiroki Totoki, CEO at Sony Interactive Entertainment, indicated that they have had to scale up their ambition. Six of the twelve games have been postponed (internally) to ensure that the games are actually fun to play.
“We are trying as much as possible to ensure [these games] are enjoyed and liked by gamers for a long time. Of the 12 titles, six titles will be released by FY25 – that’s our current plan. As for the remaining six titles, we’re still working on that. That’s the total number of live service and multiplayers titles [and] mid-to-long-term we want to [push] this kind of service and that’s the unchanged policy of the company. It’s not like we stick to certain titles, but game quality should be most important.”
Games that have already been announced that most likely fall under the live service segment are The Last of Us multiplayer game, the multiplayer game around Horizon, Fairgame$ and Concord. Other titles are still shrouded in mystery.