When one generation reaches its end, it is the turn of another. And these months promise to be the great showcase for next-generation consoles, like PlayStation 5, which will feature a special event this Thursday focused on its games. As usual, the new generation promises bigger, more detailed worlds, faster load times, more realistic models, and scenarios … A little more of everything. But that will also mean an increase in the cost of developing the games, or that’s what Jim Ryan foresees.
The president of Sony Interactive Entertainment spoke to Games Industry the other day about various topics, including the cost of developments on PS5 and the new generation of consoles. On this, Ryan commented the following: “I think that in the same way that technology allows the graphical aspects to be more interesting and more similar to real life, [the games] will be slightly more intensive in terms of people and capital for occur. So yes, we think has probably increased budgets for development “.
“We don’t see it as a massive increase, and that’s why we want to do things much faster than we’ve ever done them before, to offer a fertile console base to those who make games on which they can generate income, “Ryan explained. “If we can keep up with the likely increase in development costs , then the industry can continue to prosper.”
While PlayStation expects costs to rise over the next generation, the company wants to quickly create a broad user base for developers to see their investment profitable. And in this sense, analysts forecast last month 6 million PS5 distributed in the first fiscal year, which would be great figures for a period of just 4 or 5 months. There may still be a few days to see the first PS5 games in action, but until then, you can always take another look at the technical demo of Unreal Engine 5 on the console.