Sony will continue to explore bringing first party PlayStation games to PC

Sony has already started porting over some of its first party exclusives to PC. After all, Horizon Zero Dawn was recently released on PC and while not a first party title the PS4 console exclusive Death Stranding was also released on PC. According to a new report from Sony (courtesy of ResetEra), the publisher will not be letting up on bringing PlayStation titles to PC. The main motivation here is increased revenue which makes sense as the main driving factor, though the report does suggest Sony would like players to make PlayStation their first choice platform.

SIE aims to achieve robust revenue growth by accelerating the virtuous cycle that has been established for the PlayStation Platform. This entails increasing active users and play time, enhancing network services and reinforcing content IP so that consumers select PlayStation as their platform of choice. Targeted outcomes include growth in active users, stronger retention and a shorter cash conversion cycle, from which expanded cash flow can be expected. We will explore expanding our 1st party titles to the PC platform, in order to promote further growth in our profitability.

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There are a number of recent first party titles that could make the jump to PC, if Sony would allow it. Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us and Uncharted games would be a huge announcement for PC, as would Marvel’s Spider-Man, and Ratchet & Clank. God of War would also be a big release on PC, along with Ghost of Tsushima. Perhaps even Days Gone could be made available on PC.  There have been rumours of Bloodborne being released for PC but that is more of a third party exclusive considering it was developed by FromSoftware.

Of course, how Sony approaches this and how it decides what to bring to PC is unknown. Though, with Horizon Zero Dawn already on PC it would not be a surprise to see Horizon Forbidden West appear on PC too.

Source: ResetEra

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9 Comments

  1. What a shame.

    • So it’s a bad thing more people can play good games..?

  2. Makes perfect sense, as it makes some excellent games available to a broader audience. The question is how quickly an exclusive would appear on PC, to have them still push console sales.

  3. Sony need to explain this in detail, now. If PlayStation games are coming to PC what is the point of buying a PS5? Get a PC instead, or even get Stadia.

    • Ahm.. I’d see the following reasons:
      – exclusives are available about 4 years earlier
      – games run much better/more reliably
      – you can play comfortably on your sofa instead of uncomfortably at your desk
      – etc
      (all reasons to play on console instead of PC, really)

    • Oh, and of course it’s much cheaper, as the performance to price ratio is unbeatable…

    • Who says they are going to wait four years? That’s what I mean.. if this starts being day one, whats the point of getting a PS5? Sony need to clarify exactly what this means.

      • I doubt it’ll ever be day one. Not as long as they want to drive console sales by their games.
        But the question is more complex, as always. If they expect to make more money on additional platforms selling games than they would lose console sales, then even day one might be sensible.
        And, why would having more options for consumers be a bad thing?

  4. They can all be included as long as they come to the place that offers the service/product in question – Playstation. Otherwise why exclude the other platforms, Nintendo and Xbox?

    IT totally loses it’s magic as an exclusive if it stops being that – an exclusive. There is no doubt in my mind that Sony are moving towards the Xbox way of doing things – console and PC simultaniously. And there is NO way this will be sustainable. So PS5 is definately the last console from Sony, and it won’t be nearly as successful as PS4.

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