Sony has said it plans to invest aggressively in its First-Party Playstation Studios. What it means is that, now you can expect more bigger games from Studios like, Santa Monica Studio, Naughty Dog, Insomniac Games and much more.
CEO Hiroki Totoki discussed his company’s plan for its gaming effort in the latest Sony Quarterly Financials Conference Call. Totoki said the company plans to increase “development, personnel and other costs in our in-house studios” by $180 Million Dollars. He also mentioned that Playstation is partnering with Jade Raymond’s new Studio for Playstation Exclusive.
“We aim to strengthen the PlayStation platform through action such as the recently announced partnership with Haven Entertainment Studios, which was established by Jade Raymond, the creator of the famous game Assassin’s Creed, and our additional investment in Epic Games,” Totoki said. “Along with the rest of the Sony Group, we will also work to enhance the social and platform capabilities of games.”
Well, Totoki also revealed that global playtime on PlayStation platforms was up 20 percent in March as compared to in March 2019, and expects players to stay engaged in the fiscal year ahead. Guess, Sony had better get busy making more stuff for them to play.