Shuhei Yoshida thinks PS Plus should be used for “game lifecycle management”

Shuhei Yoshida thinks PS Plus should be used for “game lifecycle management”
Shuhei Yoshida thinks PS Plus should be used for “game lifecycle management”

In his opinion, it is not worth releasing premium games immediately by subscription.

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Sony has already said several times that it is not going to completely switch to a release model where the game is immediately available through a subscription. Now Shuhei Yoshida, head of the indie department at PlayStation, has also spoken about this.

According to Yoshida, publishers should use PS Plus to “manage the lifecycle of their games.”

With PS Plus Extra, we want to help publishers manage the lifecycle of their games. I’ve worked with PlayStation exclusives and it’s just like with movies. First, the film is released in cinemas, and then appears on digital platforms, including by subscription, earning on what reaches a new audience.

We believe in this model of releasing premium games where adding them to PS Plus Extra over time will help them find a new audience.

Shuhei Yoshidahead of PlayStation Indie

Yoshida noted that a subscription game is also a good way to draw attention to a sequel or expansion that is about to be released. He says Sony is advising publishers to use PS Plus Extra for exactly that purpose, and not for a simultaneous release.

The head of PlayStation, Jim Ryan, also spoke about this earlier, noting that he sees no point in adding new items to the subscription.

“Now it makes no sense for us to add new items to the subscription”: Jim Ryan on the updated PS service Plus


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