You can already hear a lot about Sony’s plans for live service games, through which it is bidding for much greater revenue compared to its single-player titles. Sony originally wanted to release 12 games for the streaming service by 2026, but that number has now been cut in half.
During Sony’s recent earnings report, company president Hiroki Totoki explained that the company had decided to cut back on direct-to-service titles in order to ensure quality. They want players to enjoy and love these games for a long time, so according to their latest plans, instead of 12, 6 such games will be released by FY 2025. The remaining 6 titles will be worked on.
Totoki also brought to our attention that this is the total number of live and multiplayer service titles they want to release in the medium and long term, and they do not plan to abandon the idea, while quality will always be their priority. We already know about some of Sony’s upcoming live service titles: there’s, for example, the multiplayer spin-off Last of Us, a new title set in the Horizon universe, and Bungie is working on Marathon and the next chapter of Destiny.