During a recent financial call, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki reiterated that the company is standing firm on its strategy not to release first-party PS5 titles on PS Plus subscription, saying that in this case, Sony would have to decrease the investments needed for the high-quality games.
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Sony keeps standing its ground on the decision not to add first-party PS5 games to its new PS Plus subscription, unlike its competitor, Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass, which features Day 1 Releases of its first-party big new titles.
As a part of the company's recent financial call, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki reiterated this point saying that the company believes that an immediate release of AAA games in the subscription service will lead to a decrease in investment in their development and will worsen the quality of these games.
"If we distribute [first-party titles] on the subscription services, we may need to shrink the investment needed for [quality products]," Totoki said (transcribed by @Genki_JPN). "That will deteriorate the first-party title quality that is our concern."
In other words, Sony is not going to revise its strategy yet, and players shouldn't wait for the next God of War, Spider-Man, and other titles in the updated PS Plus subscription.
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The head of PlayStation Jim Ryan also commented on the matter earlier. He believes that now it makes no sense for the company to add Sony's new games to the subscription. However, he added that "things can change very quickly" in the gaming industry, so he doesn't rule out such a possibility in the future.
The "all-new PlayStation Plus" subscription will be launched in some markets in June, and then worldwide regionally. It will feature three tiers: PlayStation Plus Essential, PlayStation Plus Extra, and PlayStation Plus Premium, with the top tier including more than 700 games for streaming or download.
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