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No Major Sony Franchise Game Releases Are Coming Until April 2025 At Earliest

Don't expect to see new games from Sony's biggest franchises for quite a while.

It looks like the next year will be a relatively quiet one on the first-party front for Sony, as the company has said that it will not be releasing any major PlayStation franchise games before April 2025 at the earliest. Speaking in a financial call, Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Hiroki Totoki explained that while "major" projects are currently in development, it'll be focusing more on its live-service games throughout its next financial year, which ends on March 31, 2025.

"Regarding first-party software, we aim to continue to focus on producing high-quality works and developing live-service games," Totoki said. "But while major projects are currently under development, we do not plan to release any new major existing franchise titles next fiscal year like God of War Ragnarok and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Although the burden of acquisition-related costs will ease next fiscal year, we expect profit from first-party software to decrease slightly from this fiscal year due to the impact of the decrease in sales."

While it's too early to expect new Spider-Man or God of War games, this does rule out new entries from some of Sony's other big franchises, like Ghost of Tsushima or The Last of Us, in 2025 At the same time, new video game franchises like FairGame$, Marathon, and Concord are in varying stages of development, while the year ahead will see the release of several PlayStation timed exclusives like Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Rise of the Ronin, and Stellar Blade.

The other big news coming out of the briefing was Sony confirming that it had failed to meet its ambitious sales target of selling 25 million PS5s during the current financial year, leading it to revise this projection to 21 million sales. Marvel's Spider-Man 2 has also sold over 10 million copies to date and the company mentioned that the PS5 is now in the "latter stage" of its lifecycle.

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