Sony seems to have struck gold after dipping its toes into the PC platform. Where previously it wouldn’t entertain the thought of broadening its horizons, it has now fully opened the doors to bringing more first-party PlayStation games to PC.
The Japanese company hinted at this new direction in its most recent corporate report (thanks, PC Gamer), where it outlined its plans to “expand [its] 1st party titles to the PC platform, in order to promote further growth in [its] profitability.
This only makes sense, given just how the recent PC port of Horizon Zero Dawn (and, by extension, Death Stranding, which technically isn’t a first-party game, but was initially exclusively for the PS4) performed well commercially.
Competition from online PC games and players from other industries is expected to continue to intensify. The fundamental growth strategy will be to innovate and
evolve the PlayStation Platform.
Interestingly, no upcoming games for the PlayStation 5 have been announced to be getting a PC port, so we can only imagine Sony might only be adopting the same strategy as Horizon Zero Dawn, and releasing PC ports after their initial release on the new console.
But this certainly makes the likes of God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man and Bloodborne exciting prospects for PC. Sony certainly has the resources for that, and all it needs to do is give the green light.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.