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PlayStation 4 quietly fades away as studio cancels PS4 release to focus on PS5

PlayStation 4 quietly fades away as studio cancels PS4 release to focus on PS5

Goodbye, old friend.

As much as it pains me to say it, the PlayStation 4 is getting kind of old now, folks. This November, Sony’s last-gen console will be an entire decade old, and that’s starting to show with the amount of games that are still releasing for it.

One of Sony’s investor presentations last year seemed to suggest that PS4 games are going to be fully phased out by 2025, but honestly, that transition is clearly already in motion. This year, we’ve already seen loads of major titles skip a PS4 release, including Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores, Dead Space, and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Later this year, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will also be releasing solely on PS5.

Take a look at the trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 below.

Now, we’ve just been given another unfortunate reminder that the PS4 just isn’t cutting it for some developers anymore. TeamKill Media, the developer behind the cosmic-horror FPS Quantum Error, has now confirmed that the game is no longer releasing on Sony’s last-gen console.

“Unfortunately, we are going to have to cancel the PS4 version of QE,” the devs tweeted. “Even with the game being made from the beginning for the PS5, we still had hopes we could make a PS4 version happen, but with the level of quality we have achieved with QE with gameplay running at 60fps, we have [reached] the conclusion that there is no way for us to deliver a version on PS4 that would live up to what the PS5 is going to deliver.

“A PS4 version would require too much downgrading and changing of assets, lighting and much more to function, and with the difference in memory and the slower HDD speed, it would be a very different experience that will not compare to the PS5 version and would not be fair to PS4 players.”

There’s currently no scheduled release date for Quantum Error.

Featured Image Credit: Taylor R via Unsplash, Tamara Bitter via Unsplash

Topics: PlayStation, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5