PlayStation boss Jim Ryan stated that the new PlayStation Plus game library will have “all the big names”.
Speaking of Official PlayStation Podcast, The CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment was asked to name some of the games coming to the service.
“I’m going to try a little to get into this program, but I can tell you for free that we have massive publisher participation in this program. We have all the big names,” he replied.
He went on to state that the new service will not only target larger games, but also a wider selection of developers.
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“We have big publishers, we have small independent publishers. We have over 200 partners working with us to bring their content to PlayStation Plus, so the lineup is going to be very strong.”
Several third-party games have already been confirmed for the new service, such as God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Returnal.
The service will launch about a year after the release of Returnal, which means Sony may want to add its biggest PS5 games to the service during that time frame.
Additional titles, including third-party titles, will be announced at a later date, with regular additions planned in the future, according to SIE.
However, it won’t add its own games to their release dates like Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass does. Ryan said that he felt this approach “could hurt” Sony’s big-budget game development.
When asked about adding new Sony in-house games to the in-game service, which Microsoft is doing with Xbox Game Pass, Ryan said, “It’s not the same path we’ve taken in the past. And that’s not the road we’re going to take with this new service.”
During the same podcast, Jim Ryan confirmed that Sony has more acquisitions planned, in addition to the recent buyouts of Bungie and Haven.