Sony will abandon the PS4 sooner than expected

the era of PlayStation 4 it was long and full of victories. The console has seen the release of hit games such as Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto V, God of War, The Last of Us Part II, Persona 5, as well as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. However, every climax comes to an end and the PS4 is no different. Sony will focus, not only but more and more on its PlayStation 5.

The transition to the next generation with the PS5 console was slow, gradual and respectful of the venerable PS4. We indeed had several games available for both generations, especially at the time of the scarcity of the PS5, the consequences of which were felt mainly on the price of the console, among other factors.

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Sony must make the transition to the new PS5

However, PlayStation strongman Jim Ryan has now publicly confirmed that the PS5 console shortage is over, so more and more attention, effort and games will be devoted exclusively to the PS5. In other words and simply put, it’s time to start saying goodbye to the PS4, its reign has been long.

As we previously reported, PS4 games may be phased out by the end of 2025. However, according to new information, this action will be much more expedited, with the PS4 disappearing from the scene throughout this year. 2023.

The main clue? To see the trailer on video released by PlayStation itself with major games coming to PS5 and PS4 throughout 2023. The disparity is now evident, denoting the focus of effort on the next-gen console.

Several games will not support PlayStation 4 console

As we can see from the official video presentation, we’ll have several games and new titles from new franchises coming in 2023, many of which are PlayStation fan favorites. Still, it is clear that from year to year the number of games available and playable on PlayStation 4 decreases.

That said, the number of new games supporting the PS4 could drop from 8 in 2023 to 0 (zero) in 2024. This is a clear position taken by Sony to speed up the transition to the next generation, especially now that the delay forced caused the scarcity of new consoles to prevent gamers from purchasing the new platform.

The list of new games makes the transition to PlayStation 5 clear

In any case, sooner or later, Sony will have to take this delicate step, with respect for current players. However, directly and indirectly stimulating them to “jump” on PS5.

Otherwise, check out the full list of games and their supported platforms:

  • Final Fantasy 16- ps5
  • Horizon 2 DLC – ps5
  • Spider Man 2 – ps5
  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage – PS5 / PS4
  • Resident Evil 4 (Remake) – PS5 / PS4
  • Forspoken – Suicide Squad PS5 – ps5
  • Dead Space – Stellar Blade PS5 – ps5
  • Street Fighter 6 – PS4/PS5
  • Star Wars Jedi Survivor – ps5
  • Alone in the dark – ps5
  • Ultra Firewall – PS5/PSVR 2
  • Pacific Drive- ps5
  • Lords of the Dead (2023) – ps5
  • Horizon VR: Call of the Mountain – PS5/PSVR
  • Destiny 2: Lightfall – PS5 / PS4
  • Eternities – PS5 / PS4
  • Goodbye – PS5 / PS4
  • Season A Letter to the future – PS5 / PS4
  • SynDuality – ps5
  • Hogwarts Legacy – PS5 / PS4
  • Wild Hearts – ps5

THE trailer above clearly denotes the transition to the new generation of PlayStationsomething very fluid and progressive so far, but which will accelerate in 2023. However, several titles like Horizon Forbidden West, as well as God of War Ragnarök will continue to be optimized for PS4.

PS5 shortage over, it’s time to say goodbye to the PS4

Finally, it should be noted that even today, the number of PS4 consoles in service far exceeds the number of next-generation consoles, the PS5. Among the various contributing factors such as the initial PS5 shortage stemmed from the worldwide shortage of chips and semiconductors.

Note that very recently, at the beginning of January, Sony announced that its new PS5 had already sold more than 30 million units.

However, these barriers to production and distribution will have dissipated, according to Jim Ryan himself. In other words, it’s now preventing full adoption of the new console, with the company responsible making the necessary effort to make it happen.

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