Sony has huge plans to deliver its first-party exclusives to PC, it appears.
Sony is bringing the PlayStation-exclusive zombies sport Days Gone to PC. GQ reported that the Sony Bend-developed sport is headed to PC this spring as a part of a wider technique on Sony’s half to launch a “entire slate” of its PlayStation video games on PC.
It will not be the primary trendy PlayStation sport to come back to PC, as Sony already launched Horizon: Zero Dawn on PC final August. PlayStation boss Jim Ryan advised GQ that bringing that sport to PC was a “simple success” as a result of “folks favored it and so they purchased it.” Nonetheless, Ryan is rarely quoted within the GQ piece confirming that Days Gone is coming to PC or that Sony has a plan to launch extra video games on PC. The Days Gone Twitter account confirmed the information and mentioned extra particulars are coming quickly.
— Bend Studio #DaysGone (@BendStudio) February 23, 2021
Sony by no means shared a gross sales quantity for Horizon on PC, however the response was sturdy sufficient for the corporate to apparently contemplate launching extra of its console video games on PC down the street.
“We additionally checked out it by way of the lens of what the PlayStation group thought of it. There was no huge hostile response to it,” Ryan mentioned of bringing Horizon to PC. “So we are going to proceed to take mission steps on this route.”
None of this can be a shock, as Sony administration has been saying for a very long time that it’s going to contemplate launching first-party console video games on PC.
“We’ll discover increasing our first-party titles to the PC platform, with the intention to promote additional progress in our profitability,” Sony management said in August 2020.
Sony has mentioned that gamers should not expect all PlayStation exclusives to also release on PC, and as an alternative these selections will probably be made on a title-by-title foundation. Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, which launched as a console-exclusive on PS4, additionally got here to PC, although the PC version was dealt with by 505 Video games and never Sony.
Sony’s technique just isn’t distinctive within the console area, both, as Microsoft has been releasing its first-party console exclusives on PC for years.