In a recent investor presentation, Sony has confirmed their goal to have 12 live-services games running by the end of fiscal year 2025. Sony also used this presentation to showcase their goal of having 55% of its investments in live services over more “traditional” games.
Sony currently counts MLB The Show 22 as only sole live-service game. Sony hopes to change that within the next three years, aiming to grow the number of Sony-owned live-service franchises to 3 by the end of FY 2022, 6 by FY 2023, 10 by FY 2024, and 12 by FY 2025.
How Free to Play games are going to help Sony meet its goals
Currently, many live service games like Fortnite, Genshin Impact, Warzone, and others are on Sony’s platform. However, Sony is aiming to increase the number of first-party live service games as a way to grow the PlayStation brand.
As seen in the slide below, 25% of PlayStation store spending now comes from free to play games. Sony is keen to keep investing in the free to play live services model because it brings in consistent revenue for the platform.
With a goal 12 live services ready by the end of FY 2025, we’re excited to see what Sony comes up with.