If you haven’t gotten used to games like uncharted and The Last of Us getting ports to PCs, so be prepared. Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, believes that future games should maintain exclusivity on the platform for a year before reaching computers. That is, he practically confirmed that Sony will continue to release its franchises on the desktop.
In an interview for the French YouTube channel Julien Chiezethe current leader of PlayStation branded studios, stated the following:
I think going forward, we’ll see at least a year between releases on PlayStation and the PC platform, possibly with the exception of live service games. They’re a little different in nature, because you want to have a strong community and strong engagement right away, right at launch.
From this, it is possible to deduce that the difference between the release of the original work on consoles and the arrival on computers will no longer be so great. For example, Horizon Zero Dawn was released in 2017 for PlayStation 4, while its version on Steam appeared in 2020. Decreasing this time is interesting, as it keeps players excited about the game.
Another highlight of the interview was the focus on games called “live service” (or games as a service). It makes perfect sense to want to launch them on both platforms right away, as it increases the chances of players joining, something very important in this type of product.
Sony won’t stop investing in PCs
Continuing with the intention to expand its intellectual properties, the Japanese company had already shown interest in bring more of your titles to PCs. So far, games like God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, unchartedamong others are now available on Steam.
Of course, many fans end up bothering with this direction from the Japanese company. The idea of maintaining exclusivity on a console brings a sense of privilege, which helps to further ignite the so-called “console war”.
For this reason, when a game leaves this restricted circle, complaints are common.
In any case, the next PlayStation-branded title to hit PCs should be the remake of The Last of Usreleased for the PS5 in 2022. The statement came from the Sony in June 2022.
With information: Destructoid.