Sony has always prided itself as a harbourer of high quality single player experiences. Anyone that is even remotely familiar with the word 'PlayStation' will know about the titles synonymous with it, such as The Last Of Us, God of War, and Ghost of Tsushima.
However, Sony's reputation as a single-player publisher may take an altered approach in the coming years, and it's all because of the live service model. This is the formula that has formed popular hits such as Apex Legends and Destiny 2, and it is steadily becoming the go-to as a successful business model.
However, it's really difficult to imagine whether or not this is the right move for Sony — a company that has sold its still-hard-to-get PS5 consoles based on its premium first-party exclusives. We think there are some potential ramifications afoot, but you can hear all about it in our discussion video over on the Push Square YouTube channel.
There, you can hear our thoughts on the good and bad of the approach, and what it could all mean for Sony, which has vowed to release 10 live service games come 2026. Let us know what you think. Is Sony’s focus on live service the right move for PlayStation? Will this spell the end of Sony’s single player reign? Discuss in the comments section below.