Sony Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment CEO Jim Ryan has stat­ed that the PS5 will be have more exclu­sives than any pre­vi­ous PlaySta­tion con­sole. He made this claim while speak­ing to Nikkei (trans­lat­ed by VGC), say­ing the com­pa­ny has been “qui­et­ly” invest­ing in first-par­ty titles.

They could also pur­sue fur­ther M&A (merg­er and acqui­si­tions) oppor­tu­ni­ties to have more in-house capability.

We have been qui­et­ly but steadi­ly invest­ing in high-qual­i­ty games for PlaySta­tion, and we will make sure that the PS5 gen­er­a­tion will have more ded­i­cat­ed soft­ware than ever before,” Ryan said. “We have repeat­ed­ly engaged in merg­ers and acqui­si­tions, includ­ing Insom­ni­ac Games in the US. We will not rule out that option in the future.”

Sony has a cou­ple of upcom­ing exclu­sives, includ­ing House­mar­que’s Retur­nal on April 30th and Insom­ni­ac’s Ratch­et & Clank: Rift Apart in June of this year. Guer­ril­la’s Hori­zon For­bid­den West is sup­posed to release late in 2021 and God of War Rag­narök was also announced for a release on PS5 5his year. 

According To Jim Ryan PlayStation Has Been 'quietly investing' In PS5 Exclusives
Retrunal is head­ing to the PS5 on April 30th

In Febru­ray, Gran Tur­is­mo 7’s release date was delayed from 2021 to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. Naughty Dog is also report­ed­ly devel­op­ing a remake of the orig­i­nal The Last of Us.

PlaySta­tion recent­ly closed its old­er first-par­ty devel­op­er, Sony Japan Stu­dio, but Ryan told Nikkei the com­pa­ny remains “com­mit­ted to the Japan­ese market.”

It is impor­tant for us to pro­vide soft­ware that fits the Japan­ese gam­ing com­mu­ni­ty, and PS5 has includ­ed a lot of soft­ware from Japan­ese devel­op­ers since its ear­ly stages.We will con­tin­ue to strength­en our ties with Japan­ese devel­op­ers and release con­tent for PS5 that fits the Japan­ese market.”

According To Jim Ryan PlayStation Has Been 'quietly investing' In PS5 Exclusives

Ryan also gave a com­ment regard­ing the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion on PlaySta­tion 5 sup­ply, claim­ing that Sony has asked man­u­fac­tur­ers to increase production.

There are sev­er­al rea­sons why PS5 was hard to come by,” he said. “Sup­ply under the new coro­n­avirus was very com­pli­cat­ed, and we had to lim­it dis­tri­b­u­tion to online. The sup­ply and demand for semi­con­duc­tors is also tight world­wide. We are ask­ing our sup­pli­ers to allow us to increase pro­duc­tion, which will flow into the mar­ket this year.”