Sony to Stop Producing PS4 Games After 2025

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Sony has recently shared that it will stop producing PS4 games by 2025. The latest investor relations briefing document has an evolving shape of a first-party portfolio. In that slide, there is a breakdown of the releases by Sony. Interestingly, there is no mention of PS4 in there. As a result, we suspect that Sony might stop developing PS4 games by then. 

From the first time, PS5 arrived on the scene, a few cross-generation games have also made their way to the market. For instance, games including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Sackboy: A Big Adventure were compatible with both PS4 and PS5. What’s more, Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7 have also made it to the scene this year. The last major cross-generation game to release was God of War Ragnarok. Anyways, Sony will continue producing PS4 games for at least the next two years, if not more. We will have to wait to see what happens.

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Sony is gradually decreasing PS4 support

Ahead of the launch of PS5, Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony said: “We have always said that we believe in generations.” Besides Sackboy and Spider-Man, the company did deliver on this. What’s more, games like Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Returnal, Destruction AllStars, and the Demon’s Souls remakes are only meant for new hardware. 

Microsoft’s Xbox is the major competition to Sony’s PlayStations. The former has always offered major cross-generation support between Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. For instance, after releasing Microsoft Flight Simulator exclusively for the new generation; the company release big names like Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 for both platforms. 

When you compare the strategy of both companies, PlayStation’s strategy appears inconsistent. With the release of new PS5 exclusive games, we are seeing a reduction in cross-gen releases. Lastly, we don’t know if Sony will release any other game for PS4 after Ragnarok. One thing we can say for sure is that PS4 production is going to end by 2025. 

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