Gran Turismo 7 and the subsequent God of War sport received’t be unique to PlayStation 5 — they can even be launched on PlayStation 4, in accordance to a brand new interview with Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios.
In the interview, which was carried out for the Official PlayStation Podcast, Hulst shared particulars on what’s to come from PlayStation, together with some of his ideas on PS5 and PS4 growth. Sony revealed excerpts from the chat in a PlayStation Blog put up on Wednesday.
Hulst mentioned that the 7-year-old PS4 is “very much” a spotlight for future sport growth at Sony, and that the corporate can’t and received’t stroll away from the 110 million PS4 house owners on the market. “I think that’d be bad news for fans of PS4, and frankly not very good business,” he mentioned. (For a comparability, Sony mentioned that it had shipped 7.eight million items of the PS5 as of March 31.)
As a consequence, mentioned Hulst, Sony will “continue looking” at creating PlayStation video games for each PS4 and PS5. He named Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Forbidden West — which Sony beforehand mentioned could be a cross-generation title — as well as the subsequent God of War sport and Gran Turismo 7.
“Where it makes sense to develop a title for both PS4 and PS5 — for Horizon Forbidden West, the next God of War, GT7 — we’ll continue looking at that,” mentioned Hulst. “And if PS4 owners want to play that game, then they can. If they want to go on and play the PS5 version, that game will be there for them.”
The PS4 information comes as a shock notably for Gran Turismo 7, which Sony marketed as a “PlayStation 5 Exclusive” in a sizzle reel of PlayStation video games revealed in December. And in an investor presentation final week, the corporate listed the subsequent God of War title as half of its lineup of upcoming PS5 video games, however left it out of the PS4 lineup.
Sony has beforehand dodged questions associated to platform exclusivity. In an interview with The Telegraph across the launch of the PS5, PlayStation president and CEO Jim Ryan mentioned he had “nothing to say about that” when requested to verify whether or not the brand new God of War sport could be a PS5 unique.
In Wednesday’s interview with the PlayStation Blog, Hulst additionally spoke about launch home windows, saying that the sequel to 2018’s God of War is now scheduled to launch in 2022 — and that Horizon Forbidden West might or might not hit its beforehand introduced 2021 timeframe.
“For Horizon, we think we are on track to release this holiday season,” mentioned Hulst. “But that isn’t quite certain yet, and we’re working as hard as we can to confirm that to you as soon as we can.”
As for Gran Turismo 7, Sony introduced in February that it had delayed that sport to 2022.
We’ve reached out to Sony for additional remark, and we’ll replace this text with any data we obtain.