Jim Ryan isn’t sure where the service goes from here.
The PS5 is here, and well, there may not be a lot of next gen only games to play on it (like…3 maybe?), there’s still a lot to play if you’re willing to go back. For those who have PlayStation Plus, for instance, there’s a select amount of titles you can get as part of the service, some of the biggest and best from the PS4 era, which even got a little extra right before the system launched. Will there be even more? Well, it seems Sony isn’t sure just yet.
Doing his interview rounds, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan spoke with GQ and when asked about expanding the collection, he was upfront in saying he wasn’t sure exactly where they were going with the collection. The main aim of it was for early adapters of the PS5 to be able and go back and miss the big titles they didn’t get to. They’ll have to see just how much use comes before dedicating more to it.
“Well, we’re going to wait and see how the world receives the Plus Collection. You know, which games are played how much they’re played before we make any decisions about that. We think it’s potentially going to be a great user acquisition tool. Arguably if you never had a PS4 and you choose to buy a PS5 you basically get a PS4, right?”
The list of titles available in the Collection is already pretty solid, but more would be welcome. Ryan seemed to also hint some kind of answer to Xbox’s Game Pass could be in the works, so it’s not hard to see them attempting to grow this into something much more. We’ll just have to wait and see how it develops.