Games will require more workers and investment moving forwards, according to Jim Ryan.

Sony offices

Sony offices

The Sony Interactive Entertainment president has teased the future of the gaming industry, explaining that games are set to become "slightly more human intensive and capital intensive to produce" as the sector evolves.

Speaking to Games Industry, Jim explained: "I think, to the extent that the technology enables the graphics side of it to become more interesting and life-like, [the games] will become slightly more human intensive and capital intensive to produce."

Despite this, Jim thinks the evolution will take time and the differences will be gradual.

He said: "We don't see it as being a massive increase."

The Sony boss is also confident that the industry will continue to prosper, in spite of new challenges.

Reflecting on the current landscape in the gaming industry, he explained: "If we can keep pace with a likely increase in development costs, then the industry can continue to prosper."

Later this year, Sony will release its long-awaited PlayStation 5 console.

Its release will be one of the most important launches in the gaming sector in recent years.