PlayStation Plus Collection won’t add new releases, Sony affirms

The newly announced PlayStation Plus Collection will not add new releases into its library, Sony’s Jim Ryan has affirmed.

“We are not going to go down the road of putting new releases titles into a subscription model,” Ryan told GamesIndustry. These games cost many millions of dollars, well over $100 million, to develop. We just don’t see that as sustainable.”

While the new Collection program will offer up a total of 18 PS4 titles at the launch of the PS5, titles like Spider-Man Miles Morales won’t go the route of Microsoft and its Xbox Game Pass, instead treated as big ticket events (with a big, $124.95 AUD pricetag to match).

“We want to make the games bigger and better, and hopefully at some stage more persistent,” Ryan continued. “So putting those into a subscription model on day one, for us, just doesn’t make any sense. For others in a different situation, it might well make sense, but for us it doesn’t.

“We want to expand and grow our existing ecosystem, and putting new games into a subscription model just doesn’t sit with that.”

You can check out the first batch of games in the PlayStation Plus Collection here. It heads to PS5 on launch day, 12 November.

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