There are "so many more" PS5 games in development, says Sony president & CEO

By Heidi Nicholas,
Sony president & CEO Jim Ryan says the games shown during yesterday's PS5 event were "just the start" — Sony has "so many more games... in development".


Speaking to the BBC, Ryan discussed the decisions behind what should be shown during the event. There was a mix between major games and new indie titles, and Ryan says this was to "give a sense of the sheer range of gameplay experience that will be available on PlayStation 5." "We wanted triple-A games that would fully demonstrate the horsepower of the machine", Ryan continues, "But some of these smaller games are making very cool and innovative use of the new features of the console."

Revealed alongside all these new PlayStation games was the PS5 console itself, which, along with the PS5 digital edition console, features a dramatically different design from the PS4. Ryan discussed the new design, saying, "The PlayStation sits in the living area of most homes, and we kind of felt it would be nice to provide a design that would really grace most living areas. That's what we've tried to do. And, you know, we think we've been successful in that."

Ryan described the console's 3D audio, the controller functionality, and the SSD as "paradigm shifts", and said this was really shown off with the announcement trailer for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart: "You saw the way that Ratchet was moving from world to world. On previous generations, the character would have needed to walk down a corridor while loading was going on in the background. Now it just happens instantaneously."

Sony's PS5 event revealed an abundance of new games, including Horizon: Forbidden West and Resident Evil Village. There are more PS5 updates to come, and we'll be sure to bring you all major news about Sony's next-gen console.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!