If you’re one of the lucky ones who’s already gotten yourself a PS5, the PS4 shutdown shouldn’t scare you too much. For the others, bad news… time is running out.
Soon more games developed on PS4?
Tick tock, as Sony prepares to end the history of the PS3, it seems that the PS4, one of the best-selling consoles of all time, could well live its last moments: the era of the next-gen is installed slowly but surely.
Despite very complicated start-ups on the Sony side due to the shortage of consoles, game publishers are increasingly turning to new machines. This is the case of Warner Bros which unveils with great fanfare Gotham Knights to finally clarify…that it will not be released on PS4. This decision seems to be the first of a long series as planned by Sony.
An end announced for 2025
During a report to investors, Sony presented the main lines of development for the next few years. With a high increase of the PC and mobile offer, the Japanese giant intends to leave aside the PS4 and plans to finish with its games by 2025.
Even though many games are still being developed for both PS4 and PS5, as is the case with hit games Elden Ring Where Horizon: Forbidden Westit seems that publishers are less and less inclined to develop their next games on PS4, a trend that Sony confirms.
A realistic schedule?
But is this timeline realistic? Whereas PS5 shortage continues and that for the first time in its history, Xbox is selling more consoles than PlayStation in Japan, planning the end of the PS4 seems to be hasty to say the least, especially for players who are still struggling to obtain the new console. For the time being, the next-gen continues to develop with titles exclusively released on PS5 such as death loop Where Returnal and the family will continue to grow.