At the beginning of 2022, Sony announced that it was working on several live service games for PlayStation family consoles. In total, 12 games of the genre had been announced so far, but six of them need extra development time and have been postponed.
The announcement in question was made by Hiroki Totoki, Sony’s director of operations, during a conference to present the last quarter’s earnings. At the time, he mentioned that projects were postponed internally to ensure quality of titles and guarantee new successes over long periods of time.
Still in the words of the executive, the other six games as a service will be available to the public by the end of fiscal year 2025which ends in March 2026. The review process was carried out with Bungie, the studio purchased by Sony responsible for Destiny 2.
“We are checking [o nosso planejamento interno]. We want to ensure as much as possible that players enjoy [os jogos] for a long period. Of the 12 titles, six of them will arrive by the end of fiscal year 2025”, explained Totoki.
Horizon franchise is one of those that is confirmed to receive a game as a service.Source: Sony/Disclosure
So far, it is known that one of the titles developed as a service that is confirmed is Helldivers 2which should arrive in February 2024. Among those that have been postponed indefinitely are Twisted Metal and multiplayer The Last of Us. However, nothing was said about the online entry of Horizonwhich is also in production.
At least in the case of The Last of UsVinit Agarwal, director of the project, revealed some time ago that the game is still in production and continues to evolve in its planning. This way, it would only be a matter of time for it to receive the ideal polish before it hits stores.