Sony plans to release more PlayStation games on PC.
Sony is seriously considering PC releases of its games.
A few years ago, it seemed that virtually every game released with Sony’s support had no chance of being released outside of PlayStation consoles. Even now, after the premieres of Death Stranding, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Quantic Dream games on personal computers, many Internet users doubt the possibility of new brands of the Japanese company appearing on the PC, contrary to rumors and reports from insiders. However, the latest financial report from the Tokyo giant may shake the beliefs of these skeptics. IN summary In the “corporate year 2020”, there was a mention of the possibility of releasing games from the Sony catalog on personal computers. One of the reasons is the expected increase in “competition from PC network productions” as well as companies outside the electronic entertainment industry.
Exclusive titles have been an inseparable element of competition between platforms for decades. Crash Bandicoot, God of War, The Legend of Zelda, Super Smash Bros. – these are just a few of the many brands that encourage (or encouraged in the case of Crash) to choose a console from one or another manufacturer. Sony is certainly not inferior to Nintendo when it comes to exclusive games. Only in the last two years, PlayStation owners have received exclusive access to Ghost of Tsushima, Days Gone, The Last of Us: Part II, NiOh 2, Spider-Man and several other productions, and on the horizon, for example, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Horizon: Forbidden West and Demon’s Souls. Let’s also not forget about the additional content, which, by a strange coincidence, is usually available either only on PlayStation 4 (see the Marvel’s Avengers scandal) or on the competition platforms much later (the Call of Duty series).
Sony fights for players not only with exclusive titles.
So far, Sony has been reluctant to talk about the possibility of publishing the production from its catalog on competitor platforms, even if it was only about the temporary exclusivity of games from other publishers. The fact that the company openly writes about considering converting its own titles to PC can be considered a symbolic breakthrough. However, do not count on the fact that the company will follow in Microsoft’s footsteps. The Redmond giant can de facto completely abandon console exclusives and treat Xbox and Windows 10 as one common platform. Sony makes it clear in the report that it intends to strengthen the brands in its catalog so that – we quote – “customers choose PlayStation as their platform” for gaming. In other words, the company still intends to use exclusive titles to encourage players to buy its consoles.
Even if the next Sony games will eventually be released on PC, we will have to wait many months or even years after the PlayStation debut for these conversions. Another thing is that there are still many outstanding titles that, despite their age, many gamers would love to check on personal computers. It’s enough to mention Bloodborne from 2015, which has recently appeared very often in leaks in the context of the release of production from the Sony Interactive Entertainment catalog for PC. This may take a long time, but as the saying goes, better late than never.
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