Sony delays six planned service based games

Sony delays six planned service based games

PlayStation giant Sony has said that it has delayed half of the 12 live-service titles that it has in the works.

As reported by VGC, the company's president, COO and CFO Hiroki Totoki told investors that the firm had conducted a review of "rigorous portfolio review" earlier this year and had decided to half the number of games set to release by the 2025 fiscal year.

“We are reviewing this… we are trying as much as possible to ensure [these games] are enjoyed and liked by gamers for a long time,” he said. “[Of] the 12 titles, six titles will be released by FY25 – that’s our current plan. [As for] the remaining six titles, we are still working on that.

“That’s the total number of live service and multiplayers titles [and] mid-to-long-term we want to [push] this kind of service and that’s the unchanged policy of the company. It’s not like we stick to certain titles, but game quality should be the most important [thing].”

Sony announced it had hoped to release more than ten live-service projects by 2025/26 early last year

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