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Sony Sets Sail for Adventure: A Quiet Year for Major Franchises, but New Horizons Await!

Ahoy, gamers! It seems that the seas of Sony's first-party releases will be rather calm in the coming year, with no major PlayStation franchise games ...

L. Bonk

Feb 14, 2024

Sony Sets Sail for Adventure: A Quiet Year for Major Franchises, but New Horizons Await!

Ahoy, gamers! It seems that the seas of Sony's first-party releases will be rather calm in the coming year, with no major PlayStation franchise games set to make a splash before April 2025, at the very earliest. Fear not, me hearties, for the winds of adventure still blow! In a recent financial call, Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Hiroki Totoki shared that while "major" projects are indeed underway, the focus for the next fiscal year, ending on March 31, 2025, will be on the development and expansion of live-service games.

Arr, Totoki had this to say: "Aye, when it comes to first-party software, our aim be to continue producin' top-notch works and expandin' our live-service games. But alas, we have no plans to release new major titles from existin' franchises like God of War Ragnarok and Marvel's Spider-Man 2 in the next fiscal year. While the burden of acquisition-related costs will lessen in the comin' year, we do expect a slight decrease in profit from first-party software due to a decline in sales."

'Tis true, me hearties, it be too early to expect new adventures with our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man or the mighty Kratos. But fret not, for there be other treasures on the horizon! While Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us may be stayin' ashore in 2025, new video game franchises like FairGame$, Marathon, and Concord be settin' sail, each at its own stage of development. And fear not the doldrums, for the year ahead shall witness the release of several PlayStation timed exclusives, includin' the highly anticipated Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, the action-packed Rise of the Ronin, and the cosmic adventure of Stellar Blade.

But avast! There be more news driftin' in on the salty breeze. Sony has confirmed that it fell short of its ambitious goal to sell 25 million PS5s in the current financial year. They've adjusted their course, settlin' for a revised projection of 21 million sales. Yet, even amidst the stormy seas, Marvel's Spider-Man 2 has managed to sell over 10 million copies to date, provin' that the web-slinger's popularity knows no bounds. And Sony has even revealed that the PS5 finds itself in the "latter stage" of its lifecycle, suggestin' that even greater adventures lie ahead.

Now, me hearties, if ye have a news tip to share or a message to send, send a raven to [email protected]. We be eager to hear tales of treasure and triumph, so do not hesitate to reach out!

So, me fellow adventurers, while the sea may be calm for Sony's major franchises in the year to come, there be no shortage of excitement on the horizon. New worlds, new stories, and new heroes await! It may be a quieter year, but fear not, for it be but a prelude to the grandest of adventures. So batten down the hatches, sharpen yer swords, and prepare to set sail into a world of gaming wonders!

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