Soapbox: I Don’t Think Sony’s Obsession with PS5 Blockbusters Aligns with Reality


Sammy just isn’t seeing it

Image: Returnal; PS5 Exclusive; Credit: Sony

by Sammy Barker, Push Square

The next three PlayStation 5 exclusives on Sony’s first-party docket areMLB The Show 21,Returnal, andRatchet & Clank: Rift Apart– a baseball simulation, a bullet hell roguelike, and the long-awaited successor to Insomniac Games’ mascot platformer property. The previous three, in case you’re curious, wereDestruction AllStars,Sackboy: A Big Adventure, andDemon’s Souls– the latter two were launch titles alongsideAstro’s Playroomand, yes,Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Before that?Ghost of Tsushima.

I’m sorry, but this emerging narrative that Sony is obsessed with only the biggest of its brands does not align with reality – at least not right now, anyway.

I’ve read Jason Schreier’s excellent Bloomberg report on the current status of PlayStation’s first-party, and I think it’s important I stress…

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