The Steam Curator page for PlayStation Studios is now live, with Sony’s page currently showing a total of 41 items, though some are hidden, which hints that more content is on the way. Under the top sellers tab, for example, the four games that are shown include Days Gone, Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition, Predator: Hunting Grounds, and Helldivers. Then 20 pieces of DLC are listed with these being split between Predator: Hunting Grounds and Helldivers.
In the upcoming tab for the PlayStation Studios page things get a bit more mysterious. With 41 pieces of content, 21 of these are accounted for by DLC for Predator Hunting Grounds and Helldivers, with the games already released meaning there are 15 items hidden away.
Days Gone is the only upcoming title, but the free DLC and updates for that would be bundled into teh PC version of the game, so the 15 further items could be a mixture of games, demos, soundtracks and other content. In theory that could include God of War, the Uncharted series, and even The Last of Us, if Sony wanted to give PC gamers a taste of what they could expect were they to pick up a PS5 (when they’re available).
The Apple vs Epic legal case that is currently rumbling on in the US recently revealed that Epic offered Sony $200 million for 4-6 exclusive games on their store front. We don’t know when that deal was offered but the Epic Game Store has not been around for very long so at best that deal could have only applied to Days Gone and Horizon Zero Dawn, meaning Epic think that there’s at least another two Sony exclusives that could make their way to PC.
Whether it was down to Epic pushing them or Microsoft releasing all their first party games on PC, Sony had a success on their hands with the Horizon Zero Dawn PC port, and so they have decided there’s an opportunity to bring more of their games to PC – Days Gone is just the first such announcement we can expect to see this year.
Speaking to GQ Magazine, Ryan said, “There’s an opportunity to expose those great games to a wider audience and recognise the economics of game development, which are not always straightforward. The cost of making games goes up with each cycle, as the calibre of the IP has improved. Also, our ease of making it available to non-console owners has grown. So it’s a fairly straightforward decision for us to make.”
It is very likely that has we move towards the summer and autumn, Sony will be announcing some other IP that will launch on PC.