With the arrival of Stadia, the incontestable success of the last few months of Nintendo Switch, and with the Project Scarlett stronger than ever thanks to its new internal studies, what will be Sony’s commitment to continue being at the forefront of the sector with PlayStation 5? This question may have received an interesting answer from The Wall Street Journal, which according to its sources states that the Japanese multinational would be looking more than ever to attract the hardcore player through big-budget video games.
Takashi Mochizuki, technological correspondent of the prestigious newspaper usual economic of this type of publications, is the one who signs this article where, after contacting two officials of the manufacturer, gives several clues about the intentions of Sony for this new generation. One of these sources claims that the company thinks that its users buy the console to enjoy experiences with high production values only available on that platform, not to play smaller productions that can be accessed from smartphones.
This idea translates into two measures: reaching large agreements with the main publishers of the industry, such as Take-Two Interactive or Bethesda, and developing more big-budget video games from their internal studies. The resources are finite and the sacrifices would be the independent launches, which will continue counting for PS5 but without the great support that they used to receive from Sony in past courses.
Finally, Sony still sees Microsoft as its great rival. From the multinational think that Stadia could be a threat in the medium or long term as this new technology is set, while with Nintendo believe that they do not share its same democratic core. As for the release of PlayStation 5, since the publication does not provide many new features, but they say they expect it to be available, like Xbox Scarlett, for the Christmas campaign of 2020.