Jim Ryan, the president of Sony, made some interesting statements about the future of the PlayStation e business PS5, in an interview with Games Industry, claiming to dream of a world in which exclusive are not imprisoned at the consoles, but they can be enjoyed by millions of people freely, wherever they want, as if they were movies or music.
Jim Ryan: “I dream of a world where PlayStation games can be played by millions of people, maybe even hundreds of millions of people. Now, with the current console model, a big PlayStation hit can reach between 10 and 20 million users. If you make a comparison, music and cinema can be enjoyed by a potentially unlimited audience. I believe that a lot of the art made by our studios is some of the best entertainment in the world and delimiting its audience is really frustrating. I would like a world where hundreds of millions of people can try our games.“
Basically Ryan seems to think about the possibility of expanding the PlayStation ecosystem beyond the limits of his consoles, such as PS5. In fact, it seems to be looking at the Xbox model, which is already following this path with the Xbox Game Pass and the diffusion of its services on platforms that were once unthinkable, such as mobile. On the other hand, Sony has already shown that it wants to move in this direction by bringing some of its games to PC, so Ryan’s words do not surprise that much.
In the meantime, we remind you that the next big PlayStation exclusives will be Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7 and God of War Ragnarok.