PS5: Sony won't stop at Bungie, Jim Ryan reiterates

PS5: Sony won't stop at Bungie, Jim Ryan reiterates


In the last few days there have been several rumors and rumors that they wanted a new acquisition by PlayStation. After that of Bungie, destined to increase live services for PS5, everyone is wondering if the Japanese giant will really hunt down in search of other studios to be allocated to PlayStation Studios production. Now the answer came directly from Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony's gaming division, during an interview with the brand's official podcast.

Jim Ryan said that at the moment PlayStation it is in an excellent position in terms of internal studies, thus confirming a period of growth in line with past years. The commercial success and critical level makes the Japanese giant proud of their productions and thanks to all this, Ryan and his associates can now concentrate on investing even more money in creating content. “We are growing the division with our internal firms and of course through acquisitions. We have acquired five development studios over the course of 2021, we are in discussions with Bungie and we also have other acquisitions planned, ”said Ryan.

There are several rumors that would like to acquire a Japanese developer and / or publisher. Many point the finger at Konami, still others at FromSoftware. Beyond knowing who the next PlayStation acquisition will really be, it will also be important to understand if it will follow in the footsteps of that of Bungie: the US development team will continue to produce cross-platform and non-exclusive PS5 games and a similar fate is not excluded. especially in the years when live services are literally exploding, cannot continue with other major acquisitions and more.

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Sony ‘could be working’ to bring proper PS3 game emulation to PS5, it’s claimed

Sony Interactive Entertainment could be working to bring PlayStation 3 games to PlayStation 5 without the requirement to stream them over the internet.

That’s according to Venturebeat journalist Jeff Grubb, whose sources have reportedly indicated that behind the scenes Sony could be working on an emulation solution for PS3 games on PS5.

Earlier this week Sony announced that it would be bringing classic games to its latest console via its new PS Plus Premium subscription.

When it launches in June for $17.99/£13.49 a month, subscribers will gain benefits including access to 340 games from the original PlayStation, PS2, PS3 and PSP generations.

However, while the majority of those games will be available to download and play on PS5 via emulation, Sony confirmed that PS3 games would only be playable via cloud streaming.

According to Venturebeat’s Grubb, however, the service could eventually receive PS3 emulation similar to the other retro systems it’s set to support.

“Since talking about this all week, I’ve looked, I’ve asked… it sounds like Sony might be working on emulation for PS3 on PS5,” he said. “It may take some time.

“I wish they would come out and tell us that. Tell us that you care about this stuff because that is what was missing from the PS Plus announcement… to me, it seemed like they didn’t care about any of it. They just slapped it together, put a new name on it and sold it”.

While this hasn’t been stated publicly, the consensus is that due to the unique architecture of the PS3 and its infamous Cell processor, emulating the system within the PS5 in software (in the same way that the Xbox Series X emulates an Xbox 360) would be incredibly difficult.

However, fans aren’t convinced. YouTuber and developer at Night Dive Studios ModernVintageGamer tweeted in the wake of this week’s announcement that emulating the PS3 on the PS5 was “absolutely possible” but that “Sony has never been interested in investing the millions to make it happen”.

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Currently, many classic PlayStation games are currently only playable natively on the PlayStation 3, including Metal Gear Solid 4, and entries in the InFamous, Resistance, Ratchet & Clank and Killzone series.

VGC’s Jordan Middler wrote in a column this week that he was disappointed by how Sony seemingly continues to overlook the classic console.

“It’s truly a shame to see how PlayStation continues to treat its third generation. Much of what’s so good about the platform now, namely its focus on big, shiny first-party experiences was birthed from the PS3.

“The excuses about how technically challenging it might be to get PS3 games running natively on the PS5 hold less and less water as more emulators emerge in the PC scene, running on hardware far below that of a PlayStation 5.”


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