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The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: What role will indies play on PlayStation 5?

We also discuss how Overwatch 2 could present a new model for sequels, and pay homage to the Nintendo Wii

Rebekah, Chris, Matthew and Brendan gather round their mics to discuss the biggest news and topics of the games industry.

This week, we start by considering the new appointments at Sony Interactive Entertainment and the insights from our recent interview with PlayStation boss Jim Ryan.

Having previously discussed Sony's stategy to hold back from detailing the next generation, we now have a better understanding of what's happening behind the scenes.

Of course, the industry still has questions -- such as the future relationship between indie studios and PlayStation -- and we discuss how these might play out in the year to come.

Next, following Rob Fahey's latest column, we debate how Overwatch 2 may pave the way for a new type of sequel: one for a world dominated by games-as-a-service offerings where publishers will be reluctant to force the original's audience to upgrade.

Finally, the news that Ubisoft is publishing its last Wii game -- likely the console's last game ever -- is as good an opportunity to pay homage to Nintendo's groundbreaking console and our favourite titles.

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