As Sony is a gigantic and very successful corporation, it needs only the most successful outcomes and sales of any of its projects. In this way, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki wants to make more investments in their first-party game development studious. To make them more productive and profit-bringing, he wants to expand the staff, provide more high-quality software, and so forth. The sum of around $183 million which he wants to invest in their subsidiaries is pretty impressive.
The consequences of such a strategy can be seen even now. Sony has paused the work of one of their oldest subsidiary studious Japan Studio. It doesn’t meet their requirements anymore. The corporation aims to develop and support only big projects that are bound to succeed. Any small or risky games developed by Japan Studio can’t comply with these standards.
It’s not surprising that Sony has a direction on developing more PS5 exclusive games. The numerous successful exclusives brought a lot of profit to Sony as well as raised PlayStation 5 sales. In this way, they are ready to invest not only in their studious but also in external ones. Recently, they started a partnership with the new studio called Haven. It’s quite promising as it was created by Jade Raymond who developed such great titles as Assassin’s Creed franchise, Far Cry 4, and many other famous games. As a result, a new PS exclusive by this studio is in development.
Another branch that will be invested by Sony is Epic Games. During the past several years, it has established itself as a great game and software developer, that positively impacts its publishing activity. Hiroki Totoki considers Epic Games as a great approach to develop more social and platform possibilities and elements in games.
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