PlayStation boss insists PS5 focussed on 'strong, narrative-driven single-player games'

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It’s safe to say that when it comes to exclusives, PlayStation have trumped them all this gen, with award-winning and ground-breaking titles such as God of War and Marvel’s Spiderman.

The list doesn’t end there though, with Uncharted 4, Horizon Zero Dawn, Until Dawn, The Last of Us – I could carry on, but it would take way too long to name every exclusive title that has entertained the millions these past few years.

But what do all those titles have in common? They are all single-player titles with Oscar-worthy narratives and character-building, unlike their Xbox counterparts.

Good news for everyone that enjoyed those titles during the PS4 lifespan, with Sony reiterating its commitment to delivering story-focused single-player games as we head into an all-new era of gaming with the PS5.

PlayStation Worldwide Studios boss Hermen Hulst revealed some positive things regarding single-player games on the next generation of consoles during his talk with PlayStation Blog.

"We're very committed to dedicated hardware, as we were before," he explained.

"We're going to continue to do that. And we're very committed to quality exclusives. And to strong narrative-driven, single-player games."

Despite their love and commitment to the genre, Hulst also highlighted that the company are also interested in taking some risks with the new PlayStation 5, exploring new ideas and simply doing something fresh and different – whatever that means.

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"At the same time, we're going to be very open to experimentation, to new ideas," he said.

"Just trying things out to see what works. I think that's also very much part of the DNA of Worldwide Studios."

Sony are yet to announce when exactly we should be expecting to enter the next generation of gaming with their new console, but there are expectations that it will be arriving sometime in the holiday season towards the end of the calendar year.

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