Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has said that the company is "not crossing out any type of game" and, moreover, has started developing an as-yet unannounced free-to-play title.
“We are developing a free-to-play type of game, but we haven’t announced it yet," Yoshida said, quoted in GameInformer [via GamingEverything]. "
We don’t have any subscription-based games in development, but we are not crossing out any type of game; if it makes sense for a particular project, we’ll look at adopting different models. We are open for any types of models. Overall, we are increasing investment in the digital side of development, either through digital titles like Journey that we’ve been doing, but also trying to add more service-based models to our games going forward, like DLCs or additional features post launch.”
Earlier in the year, Sony announced that Zombie Studios' F2P shooter Blacklight: Retribution would be coming to the PS4 as a free-to-play title for the platform.