PS5 is the next-generation console that Sony is working on right now and it will enable a new era of storytelling for the company. PlayStation boss Shawn Layden talked about multiplayer games in a recent interview and he seemed to have hinted at more multiplayer exclusives for the PS5. PlayStation 4 has plenty of exclusive games such as God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Bloodborne, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, but these are single-player experiences.
Sony has already confirmed that it will be making fewer but better games that are story-driven and that is one of the reasons why Sony will not be attending E3 2019 but Layden seems to have plans for multiplayer games as well. The following is what he had to say in this regard:
Couch co-op — I mean that’s a whole category I think the industry needs to look back at. We have that with sports titles, and some racing titles, but not with much else. And I think that speaks to the power of the Internet on the one hand, but otherwise we might wanna revisit that to get more family engagement in the gaming experience.
Layden talked about multiplayer games such as GTA 5 Online, Call of Duty and Fortnite. He mentioned that Sony will be looking into such multiplayer experiences for the upcoming PS5. Layden did keep things vague but it is safe to say that Sony is working on some multiplayer titles and it will be interesting to see what kind of games we get. The following is what he had to say in this regard:
Worldwide Studios, like I say, we’ve been going really heavy into story-driven gaming. The power of the narrative. Big, spectacular experiences. But not a whole lot in the multiplayer side of things, I think. That’s an area where you will likely see us start to make more noise in the new term.
PS5 will need a strong lineup of games in order to compete with the upcoming Xbox One Scarlett, not to mention the PS4 and an impressive library of multiplayer games might be the way to go. We will keep you updated regarding the matter, so stay tuned for more news.
Let us know what you think about more multiplayer games coming out for the PS5 compared to the PS4 and whether or not this would be motivation for you to get the new console.