Uncharted 4 is heading to PC, according to Sony IR documents

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.

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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.

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

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2 Comments

  1. ‘Sony note a return of interest that is over 250%’

    What does that even mean in this case?

  2. That whole document has some interesting stuff in.

    If I’m reading it right, they lost money the year the PS2, 3 and 4 launched, but that’s not happened this time. (They were even losing money for 4 years when the PS3 launched)

    41% of PS4/5 owners are women. More PS4/5 owners are over 30 compared to the PS1. Kind of looks like PS1 owners have all stuck with Sony so there’s lots of older PS4/5 owners.

    Console sales only make 20% of their revenue now, compared to 48% when the PS4 launched. (I’d expect similar figures for MS. Or possibly less than 20% if they’re so determined to make all their money from Game Pass)

    Monthly hours of gameplay are up 50% compared to 7 years ago. (There may be a reason for that ;)

    One of the Covid symptoms seems to be that you play games. (Or at least, I think that’s what they’re saying. They’ve got a graph of gameplay time and Covid cases!)

    They’re expanding “PlayStation Direct” to the UK and Europe. (Another way for people to fail to buy a PS5?)

    And total gameplay time last year was almost 61 billion hours. Almost 7 million years.

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