PlayStation aims to release “10+” live service games over the next 4 years

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With its acquisition of Bungie and the studio’s flagship franchise, PlayStation is looking to diversify its first-party portfolio with plans to launch “over 10” new live service games by March 2026.

That’s according to Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki, who told investors that PlayStation would achieve this through “close collaboration with Bungie and PlayStation Studios” (via IGN) during the company’s latest earnings call.

Totoki said that “the global market for gaming content has doubled” between 2014 and 2021, with add-on content revenue from live service titles growing “at an average annual rate of 15% over this period”.

While it’s easy to be skeptical of Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan’s claims that Bungie’s titles will remain cross-platform, Totoki shed more light on the acquisition.

“The strategic importance of this acquisition lies not only in securing the successful Destiny franchise as well as major new intellectual property that Bungie is currently developing, but also in integrating into the Sony Group the expertise and technologies that Bungie has developed in the live game services space,” Totoki said. we are developing in the area of ​​live gaming services.”

Totoki also hinted that while these live service titles are being developed by PlayStation Studios, Sony intends “to gain new users and increased engagement on platforms other than PlayStation.” Whether this is a reference to more PlayStation titles launching on PC, or whether more first-party titles will make their way to Xbox or Nintendo platforms, remains to be seen.

No details on what those live service games will be have been revealed. However, we do know that Bungie is working on a new IP, as well as continuing work on Destiny 2 extensions, with The Witch Queen should be launched in a few weeks. Another live service possibility is the multiplayer spin-off for The Last of Us Part II which Naughty Dog currently works for.

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