Sony is investing an additional $300 million in its first-party PlayStation studios as part of a two-pronged strategy to grow its gaming business – alongside releasing games on “multiple platforms”.
Revealed in its latest earnings call, Sony has made it clear that this investment is for software development at existing studios – such as God of War’s Santa Monica Studio or Horizon: Forbidden West’s Guerrilla Games – and is separate from its development plans. ‘acquisition.
“We plan to increase software development spending aimed at bolstering proprietary software in our existing studios by approximately 40 billion yen. [$308 million],” It said.
“Going forward, we aim to grow the games business by strengthening our proprietary software and deploying that software across multiple platforms.”