It will have been a shock for some to learn that games like Horizon Forbidden West and Sackboy: A Big Adventure will be cross-gen titles coming out on both PS4 and PS5. Before that, games had only been revealed as PS5 titles, and Sony seemed to stick to the classic idea of ”console generations”. However, things have definitely changed, as now the Japanese giant has confirmed the cross-gen development of the games for the next 3 years. Those who quickly moved on to next-gen aren’t too happy with it, but Jim Ryan has reassured players who already own PS5.
In an interview with the Telegraph, the CEO of PlayStation was asked about his point of view on concerns related to cross-gen development that many say would “block” PS5 games. Ryan rejected the idea and said first-party titles will be built from the ground up to take full advantage of PS5’s features. On top of that, he added that he doesn’t see a real issue with PS4 releases for the significant user base that still exists on the platform.
” The first thing to say is that these games are built from the ground up to take advantage of the PS5’s feature set,” Ryan said. ” So I don’t see what’s wrong with offering a PS5 version of these games for the PS5 community and then a PS4 version for the PS4 community .”
Of course, launching a game on two console generations will impact the development of a given title, but presumably, Ryan meant that the first party studios will still aim to make PS5 features an important part of the game in development. Hence, PS5 users can certainly expect DualSense support, 3D audio, and improved loading times. In any case, like it or not, the titles will arrive for quite a while on Sony’s two platforms.
What do you think?