According to the company, the service should be considered as part of the game life cycle
Launched in Brazil at the beginning of June, the new version of PlayStation Plus gives users access to many games at the highest level — however, This doesn’t happen in Sony’s flagship releases. As the company explains, it still believes in the “premium release” of its games sees Plus as the next part of the game’s life cycle.
In an interview with Games Industry, Shuhei Yoshida — currently responsible for indie games coming to PlayStation — provided more details on the decision. according to him The company sees games as a movie-like productwhich have a release cycle that includes their arrival in theaters, stores, and streaming systems.
“I’ve managed first-party releases, so I know they’re like movies – a movie comes out in theaters first, then pay-per-view, or pay-per-view, or free-to-air TV, each time generating new revenue and reaching a wider audience.“, Yoshida explained.
Games will come to PS Plus when sales slow down
“We believe in the premium release of the title, and maybe after six months, three months or even three years, when its sales decrease, we will include it in this service, PS Plus Extra.“, continues the executive authority. For him, The subscription service should be seen as a second chance for the public to rediscover the games they missedGrowing their communities and generating anticipation for new content launches.
Yoshida also explained that developers can use PS Plus game inclusion as A way to draw attention to the release of expansions or sequels that are coming to stores soon. “Therefore, we encourage publishers to use these services to manage the lifecycle of each title.He explained.
In previous statements, Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan said Day one launches of first-party games hurt Sony’s structure. He said the successful model he founded would no longer be economically viable if his most anticipated games were immediately available on subscription services.
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