Sony has announced that it will not be releasing its PlayStation-exclusive games to its revamped PlayStation Plus service on day one.
Speaking to GI.biz, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan said the reason has to do with how the company is currently releasing its games.
“We feel like we’re in a virtuous circle with the studios, where investment brings success, which allows for even more investment, which brings even more success,” Ryan said. “We like this cycle and we think our players like this cycle.
“[In terms of] Adding our own games or one of our services to this service once they’re released…as you know, that’s not a route we’ve taken in the past. And that’s not a path we’re going to go with this new service. We think doing that with the games that we make at PlayStation Studios will break that virtuous circle.
“The level of investment we would need to make into our studios would not be possible, and we believe the impact it will have on the quality of the games we make is not what gamers want.”
Nothing is set in stone, however, according to Ryan, who said it’s just the approach the firm is taking “in the short term.”
“The way our publishing model is currently working, it doesn’t make sense. But as we all know, things can change very quickly in this industry,” he said.
Sony today unveiled its three-tier subscription service and answer to Xbox Game Pass, PS Plus Essentials, PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium.
https://www.vg247.com/sony-wont-be-putting-new-games-straight-into-ps-plus-as-it-doesnt-make-any-sense-for-the-time-being Sony won’t be adding new games directly to PS Plus as it “makes no sense” for now.