Sony is bringing Uncharted 4 to PC, according to IR presentation documents released during its 2021 investor update.
Outlining a bold vision of growth and opportunity for the future of the PlayStation brand and platform, they highlight PC as one of the new growth vectors for PlayStation Studios games, listing Uncharted 4 alongside the already released Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone. It also states that more PC releases are planned, even beyond these.
Uncharted 4’s PC port hasn’t previously been revealed, but it follows on from previous statements made by CEO Jim Ryan, stating that more PC releases will be on the way.
The intention through all of this is to bring PlayStation games to new players. Sony note a return of interest that is over 250% – it’s pure profit, basically – the ability to generate new fans of PlayStation games, and also reaching players in regions where console gaming isn’t quite so hot, such as China, Russia and India.
Uncharted 4 has already been massively successful and popular, with Naughty Dog celebrating the game’s 5th anniversary earlier this month, noting that it had been played by over 37 million PS4 player. That’s not 37 million sales, per se, with Uncharted 4 having been featured in PlayStation Plus back in April 2020 and also being a part of the PlayStation Plus Collection on PS5.
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's release, we want to thank the players who joined us and Nathan Drake on this wild ride. ✌️ Remember to play with the lemur! #SicParvisMagna pic.twitter.com/YVlmu36KOz
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) May 10, 2021
Speaking to GQ Magazine earlier in 2021, 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.”
There’s potential for even more games to be announced in the short term. A 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.
Source: Sony IR