Microsoft recently spent around $70 billion to purchase Activision Blizzard, one of the largest video game publishers in the world.
This is a big bet on Xbox’s Game Pass service (and its PC counterpart), which recently notched 25 million subscribers — putting Microsoft well on their way to becoming the Netflix of gaming.
Once upon a time, the alien-blasting shooter Resistance was one of Sony's most notable franchises, but the explosion of Call of Duty and Battlefield ate at its market share.
Though the last few entries in the series were far from stellar — if you remember Burning Skies, kudos — there’s room in the marketplace for a dumb shooter with high production values and great gamefeel.
While tastes have changed in the intervening decade, there's still demand for military shooters with a more grounded milieu than the akimbo shotgun blasts of latter-day COD. It's been more than a decade since the series' last entry, but we're guessing a lot of PlayStation fans want to see this one revived in some form or fashion. We haven't seen a big-budget "realistic" shooter in the Sony family for a while, so perhaps it's time.
It's been almost ten years since Gran Turismo 6 exploded eyeballs at the very end of the PS3 era, and we've been patiently waiting for a hypothetical GT7 for years.
...Wait, there's a new Gran Turismo in development? And it comes out in March? Whoops. Well, we'll believe it when we see it. At least you don't need a PS5 for this one — but it probably helps.
Sandbox crime games were once the biggest thing in the world, but now there's only one player in town: GTA Online.
While the neo-noir-inspired The Getaway never set the world on fire, there is serious room in the genre for new contenders. Sony's London Studio basically already made an unofficial Getaway in the VR exclusive Blood and Truth, so why not give them a little more of a budget?