Surely it would make the most sense to release it on ps4 in 2020 then give it a remaster on ps5 in 2021 for maximum sales. Why would SE suddenly leave the ps4 and its massive WW user base?
Reason 1: Because Square Enix started production from scratch in mid 2017 when they sidelined CyberConnects development and moved it in-house.
Reason 2: Because Square Enix can always take a check from Sony to make it either permanently exclusive to PS5 or a timed exclusive to the PS5.
No matter how it plays out - FF7R is STILL hiring people and has a year some months of development. That shit is coming out on PS5. Bank on it.
I don't doubt it will release on ps5. I just doubt that they won't release on ps4. Even a 2021 release I could see it also on ps4.
Yes PS4 will most likely sell twice less than PS2 in Japan in the end. But monetization is much better with PS4. Many people that bought PS2 did it for the DVD player. And there wasn't any online store (and their 30% cut on all transactions) and PS+ services back then.
They'll make more profit selling 11 million PS4 than selling 20 million PS2:
Case fucking closed. Ps4 is the most successful playstation ever in japan. Most profitable. How do people even argue Sony don't care about Japan. Its crazy.
The last Home Console to had huge success in Japan was the Ps2.
What are people expecting with the Ps4?
And yet the ps4 was more profitable then the ps2. Go figure!
Also why are people bringing up the switch? It's a gen 9 hybrid. It's not a gen 8 traditional home console.