According to reports, Sony will invest a total of 300 billion yen in game development and research this fiscal year, including the development of live service games.
Nikkei report. The total amount that Sony Interactive Entertainment is pouring into its R&D department in this fiscal year — which ends before April 2024 — is 300 billion yen. This represents about 40 percent of the company’s entire investment in research and development, making it the company’s largest investment area. In the past fiscal year alone, the company spent 271.1 billion yen on research and development.
According to Nikkei, the significantly higher amount is mainly due to Sony’s plan to do more with its live service games. The company had previously announced that it aims to launch 12 live service games by April 2026. About 55 percent of the above amount will be spent on live service games.
As part of Sony’s strategy to do more with live services, the company has purchased developer Destiny Bungie. The developer is currently working on a new marathon game. Also, the company is working on multiplayer games based on the Horizon series and The Last of Us.
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