Will Sony finally abandon the PS4?

The PS4 is becoming less and less popular with Sony and could very well be off the radar by next year.

The transition to the next generation on PlayStation is going smoothly. It’s been over two years since the release of the PS5, and the PS4 still hasn’t gone completely obsolete. Fortunately, because many games continue to be released optimized for older generation consoles, and this includes large licenses such as Horizon Forbidden West or God of War Ragnarok.

However, the trend seems to be starting to change, much to the chagrin of PS4 gamers. Sony has just unveiled a trailer for new games coming out in 2023, with hits we can’t wait to see. The only drawback is that most of them will not be released on the firm’s older consoles. As Kotaku points out, only 8 of the 23 games featured will release on PS4 this year, with the rest reserved for PS5 and PSVR 2.

15 Upcoming PS5 Exclusive Games

In the video, we can see images of long awaited games such as Final Fantasy XVI, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor or Hogwarts Legacy. However, very few of them will be playable on PS4. From year to year, the number of games that support PS4 is decreasing and may well fall from 8 to zero by next year. Either way, Sony seems to be setting the stage for this development. Here is the full list of games, as well as the platforms they will be released on.

  • Final Fantasy 16 – PS5
  • Horizon 2 Expansion – PS5
  • Spiderman 2 – PS5
  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage – PS5/PS4
  • Resident Evil 4 (Remake) – PS5/PS4
  • Forgotten – PS5
  • Suicide Squad – PS5
  • Dead Space – PS5
  • Starblade – PS5
  • Street Fighter 6 – PS4/PS5
  • Star Wars Jedi Survivor – PS5
  • Alone in the Dark – PS5
  • Firewall Ultra – PS5/PSVR 2
  • Pacific Drive – PS5
  • Lords of the Fallen (2023) – PS5
  • Horizon VR: Call of the Mountain – PS5/PSVR
  • Destiny 2: Lightfall – PS5/PS4
  • Eternals – PS5/PS4
  • Chia – PS5/PS4
  • Letter to the Future Season – PS5/PS4
  • SynDuality – PS5
  • Hogwarts Legacy – PS5/PS4
  • Wild Hearts – PS5
  • This reminds us that Forspoken is due on January 24th and the Dead Space remake is due on January 27th. We won’t have to wait long to find them. Others don’t have a release date yet, but the video confirms a 2023 window for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which we’ve begun to doubt given little information about it.

    PS4 players can look forward to Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Resident Evil 4, Street Fighter 6, Destiny 2: Lightfall, Eternights, Tchia, Season A Letter To The Future, and Hogwarts Legacy. Mostly games from major studios, with the exception of 3 indie games.

    The deficit that changed everything

    If the transfer is so slow, it’s because of the lack of components that has upset the entire video game industry. Upon release, the PS5 faced major supply and assembly issues due to rising product prices, shipping costs, and concerns about scalpers. While the PS4 wasn’t quite an old generation yet, the PS5 has struggled to transition from the next generation to the current generation given the small number of equipped homes.

    Even today, and this is completely normal, the number of PS4s in use far exceeds the number of PS5s. But now that the situation seems to be back to scarcity levels, the PS5 will once again take its rightful place, and it seems logical that as the number of equipped houses increases, studios will move away from PS4, which reduces the cost and development time of their games. by reducing the number of platforms.

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