If you missed the news over the weekend, The Wall Street Journel dropped some ‘news’ regarding Sony’s strategy with the next-gen PlayStation. To focus on ‘Hard-core’ gamers. Strengthen relationships with major 3rd party publishers and less on indie titles. Focus on producing more PlayStation exclusives. Plus the possibility of new acquiring new studios to add to the stable of Sony Interactive Entertainment WorldWide Studios.
President and CEO of SIE, Jim Ryan echoed the statement regarding Studio acquisitions in an interview with Nihon Keizai Shimbun that the industry giant is interesting in merging and acquisitions of game development studios now that “content is becoming more important than ever before” with the rise of new competition such as Google Stadia and potentially Amazon’s cloud gaming service. It also doesn’t hurt that their major competitor Microsoft went and bought several studios the past two years.
Jim continued. “Companies new to the games industry looking at the market with hope is something we definitely welcome. Sony Interactive Entertainment has 25 years of experience in the games industry and has big assets.”
We would like to take this time to remind you to check out our feature piece that covered a list of potential studios could be interested in joining the SIE WWS stable.
Who do you think could soon be part of Sony’s 1st party forces? Let us know in the comments below!