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Sony Confirms It Won’t Release ‘Any New Major Existing Franchise Titles’ Before March 31, 2025

Speaking during its latest financial results overnight, Sony Interactive Entertainment confirmed that it will not ship ‘any new major existing franchise titles’ before March 31, 2025. This means that will presumably not see anything from the likes of Marvel’s Spider-Man, God of War, Ghost of Tsushima and other triple-A IPs during this period.

Hiroki Totoki, Sony Group president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer, commented:

Regarding first-party software, we aim to continue to focus on producing high-quality works and developing live service games. 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.

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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. Due to this, operating income for the next fiscal year is currently expected to increase slightly from this fiscal year. However, while this our baseline, we are reviewing measures for further improvement in profitability in advance of the annual forecast results announcement this May.

Sony also revealed during its financial results that the PS5 has now shipped 54.8 million worldwide since its launch in November 2020.

[Source – Gematsu]