The presentation provides financial forecasts for PS5 PC, PS5, and various platforms. Sony’s most recent announcement regarding the company’s investor relations (opens in the new tab) includes one slide called “evolving shape of the first-party portfolio.” Sony has published an extensive breakdown of the percentages of the different available platforms; 2025 doesn’t mention PS4 or PS4, suggesting Sony expects to stop supporting it when 2025 rolls around.
Since PS5 launched, there have been several cross-generational titles. As they initially came out in the year 2000, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Sackboy: A Big Adventure both came out on PS4 and PS5. Then, in the calendar year, Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7 were added to the mix, along with God of War Ragnarok being the final major (known) crossover game that was released.
At present, Sony is continuing PS4 production until 2022. It doesn’t include the more powerful PS4 Pro. However, Sony’s top-selling console won’t go out of production. It’s a massive departure from Microsoft’s strategy that stopped production of the Xbox One in 2020. Xbox One console family in 2020.
PS4 Support is slowing down.
The announcement of PS5 came before PlayStation Director Jim Ryan told GamesIndustry.biz (opens in an entirely brand new window), “We have always said that we believe in generations.” Sackboy and Spider-Man, aside, the debut year for PS5 mainly achieved these. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Returnal, Destruction AllStars, and The Demon’s Souls remake are all games exclusive to the brand new console.
For example, Microsoft offered significant cross-generation Support for Xbox One and Xbox Series XS. Exclusives from the new generation like Microsoft Flight Simulator have been starting to show up, and yes, they do. In the past, however, massive gamers such as Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 were available for both platforms.
The strategy of the PlayStation is more scattered. But the increasing number of PS5 exclusives like The Avengers: Spider-Man 2 getting confirmed Cross-gen releases are decreasing in speed. We’re not sure when Sony will release other PS4 games following Ragnarok; however, it’s all across the internet.