KEY POINTS

  • PlayStation 4 exclusives play a crucial role in the success of PlayStation 4
  • Sony seems not interested to change its formula in offering exclusive titles with PlayStation 5
  • PlayStation 5 will arrive sometime in the holiday of 2020

One of the defining factors that made the PlayStation 4 a success is its PlayStation 4 exclusives. This formula attracted a lot of gamers over the years and distinguished the gaming console form its rivals. It appears that Sony does not plan on changing this based on the recent interview with the newly appointed boss of Sony Worldwide Studios, Hermen Hulst, who hints about the PlayStation 5 games' lineup.

The new boss used to lead the charge at Guerilla Games. Sony's approach to first-party development is not going to change with the PlayStation 5. "We are very committed to the types of games we've been making at Worldwide Studios for the last decade: big, spectacular experiences with stories and characters at the core," revealed Hulst in an interview with Games Industry. "We will keep making these games because we love to make them. And, as a brand, we are eager to branch out and start including and curating a new generation of developers that create new and different experiences for a new generation of gamers," he added.

Hulst seemingly hinted that PlayStation first-party is ready and eager to expand. Although it may sound like it would rest on its laurels a bit, it also underlines the team's awareness of the effects of complacency in the ever-competitive and continuously evolving industry. While we are all excited to get a glimpse of the company's first-party PlayStation games' lineup, unfortunately, we might not be able to see it at least for a few months.

PlayStation Sony PlayStation won't attend E3 2019 Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

But, earlier rumors online already revealed that among the PlayStation 5 exclusives include a remake of "Demon's Souls," a reboot of "SOCOM, and a new "Gran Tourismo." PlayStation 4 might be the best generation for Sony when it comes to first-party output. Without these, there would be a shortage of narrative-driven, big-budget, single-player games on the PlayStation 4, claims Comicbook.

Titles like "Horizon: Zero Dawn," "The Last Of Us," "Marvel's Spider-Man," and "God of War" are just some of the best video games of this generation. And,  Sony  has yet to release "The Last of Us Part 2" and "Ghost of Tsushima."