Sony To “Aggressively” Invest In First-Party Games Going Forward

The PlayStation business is currently riding high, and Sony intends to keep the train moving by investing “aggressively” in first-party game development and other areas. In an investor call, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki said PlayStation’s strategy for growth in the future will be composed of continuing to partner with external teams and also investing more in first-party.

“We intend to increase development personnel and other in-house costs by approximately 20 billion yen [$183 million] year-on-year, as we further strengthen our in-house software,” he said, as translated by VGC. “To enhance our software offering, we intend to continue investing in partnering with external studios, in addition to aggressively investing in our in-house studios.”

Totoki specifically mentioned PlayStation’s new deal with Haven Entertainment, the new studio founded by Assassin’s Creed designer Jade Raymond. Sony also recently struck a deal with former Halo, Destiny, and Call of Duty developers for a new multiplayer game.

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