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Sony will not launch new first-party games into its subscription service as it is not "sustainable"

Sony will not launch new first-party games into its subscription service as it is not “sustainable”

Sony said it has no plans to move to a subscription service like Game Pass because the company isn’t “sustainable” with its new “first-party games.” Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, GamesIndustry.Biz. In an interview, the PlayStation Plus collection was surprisingly revealed during the PS5 conference, bringing a library of the best PS4 games to the console and making it available to PlayStation Plus subscribers for free.

In light of this news, Ryan was asked if PlayStation would follow Microsoft’s lead in offering all future first-party games to subscription services on the release date.“For us, having a catalog of games doesn’t define a platform,” Ryan told GamesIndustry.Biz. “Our pitch is, as you’ve heard, a’new game, a great game’. I’ve had this conversation before-I’m not incorporating new release titles into my subscription model. Developing these games can cost millions, well over $ 100 million. Sustainable. “

Ryan added that Sony’s goal is to “make the game bigger, better, and hopefully more permanent at some point.” A first-day first-party subscription model like the Game Pass doesn’t fit that ambition for the PlayStation. “We want to expand and grow our existing ecosystem. Incorporating new games into our subscription model is not enough.”

In other PS5 news, Ryan recently told Famitsu that PS5 is not backward compatible with PS3, PS2, or PS1 games. You can also check the list of all PlayStation 5 launch games to prepare for the November release of the console.

Jordan Oroman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.