Sony "Exploring Opportunities" About New Studio Acquisitions
With Microsoft Studios getting bigger and bigger, many gamers have been wondering whether Sony was going to do similar moves in terms of expansions or not.
There's been some rumor every now and then, but while the situation seems stable it looks like there's a chance for this to happen in the future.
"We’re always exploring opportunities. If we found a partner or a team or a game that we felt was particularly meaningful and interesting in a service area, we will look to bring that in. We’re always open to that kind of experience," SIE Worldwide Studios president Shawn Layden told CNET.
Then, he added more about the philosophy behind PlayStation games, and the reasons why the current gen titles have been so successful.
"We try to make it really easy for our teams to focus on what our vision is for the future. And we have simplified it to “first, best or must."
“If your title is going to be “first” and creating a genre, or “first” and creating a new game activity, let’s look at that. If you’re going to make an action adventure game, It better be “best” in class. And we have the third category called “must,” which is we must support the platform, we must be present when new technology comes out.”
Of course, in comparison with Microsoft, Sony doesn't really need to grow bigger when it comes to first-party studios.
The organization already has many talented studios around the world and also boasts multiple second-party collaborations.
So, if this happens, it really needs to be something that could add great value and be meaningful for what matters the PS5 lineup.
For example, service games are an area where PlayStation doesn't look very strong right now, and could be one of those where it could expand in the future.