PlayStation continues to make single-player games despite live service push

PlayStation may soon be making more live-service titles, but it’s not giving up on prestige single-player games.

From PlayStation Bungie takeoverthere’s been a lot of hubbub about everything live games in development in the business. Some fans (understandably) fear that solo titles like God of the war Where Forbidden Horizon West will no longer be a priority for Sony. In an interview GamesIndustry.biz (Thank you, IGN), PlayStation boss Herman Hulst says these kinds of games aren’t going anywhere.

“Obviously we will always continue to make these single-player narrative games like Ghost of Tsushima, The last of usand Forbidden Horizon West“said Hulst. “But you did notice that we’ve invested in live service games because it’s incredibly exciting for us. It allows us to build bigger worlds, it allows us to create really meaningful social connections between players .

The last part of Hulst’s comment refers to The purchase of Haven Studios by PlayStation earlier this week, which will help the company create live-service titles for PS5 and beyond.

“We have quite a few in development or conceptualization, so yes, we’re building capacity internally. But precisely for that reason, it’s so exciting for us to welcome into the family a group of people who have a lot of experience with live games,” continues Hulst. “It’s really exciting for our central services and our technology groups. And this is part of the strategy of diversifying the types of games we offer to our fans.

So don’t worry, PlayStation fans. games like God of War Ragnarok will indeed still exist.

Written by Kyle Campbell on behalf of GLHF.