More PlayStation games are coming to PC, starting with Days Gone this spring
Sony today announced the next generation of its PlayStation VR headset, with Jim Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Interactive Entertainment, chairing the interview. Speaking to GQ, the question of releasing PlayStation games on PC came up and Ryan had only positive things to say. Of course, Sony has traditionally not released PlayStation games on other platforms.
“A few things have changed,” says Ryan. “We are now in early 2021 with our development studios and the games they are making in better shape than ever. Especially in the second half of the PS4 cycle, our studios have made some wonderful, great games. There is an opportunity to make these great ones Making games available to a wider audience and realizing the economics of game development, which is not always easy. The cost of creating games increases with each cycle as the caliber of IP has improved. Even our easy creation availability for non Console owners have grown, so it’s a pretty easy decision for us to make. “
TL; DR: Making games is more expensive than ever. Sony loves to make money from its games, and it is easy to bring them to PC. “A full list” of first-party titles appears to be on the way, and the first game to be announced is open-world bike-em-up Days Gone, which will be released “this spring.”
Ryan goes on to specifically elaborate on receiving last year’s release of Horizon Zero Dawn.
“We rated the exercise in two ways. First, in terms of the direct success of the game’s release on PC, people liked it and bought it. We also looked at it through the lens of the PlayStation community’s mind. There weren’t any massive negative reactions to it. So we will continue to take mission steps in this direction. “
Jim Ryan was lucky I wasn’t in the room because after that I would scream shirtless and “Bloodborne when?!?” on his face as a panicked PR tries to call security and reassure me with an email explanation. Jokes aside (it’s no joke), Sony’s first-party studios have dozens of exceptional exclusive products for the various PlayStation platforms and the prospect of something like the Uncharted series, the restart of God of War, or Insomniacs brilliant Spider-Man games on the go PC produces … yes, I will have that.
But first it was blood-borne. By the gods, please bring Bloodborne to the pc.