Sony’s Herman Hulst has suggested that more PlayStation exclusives will make their way to PC as the company continues to examine the growing multiplatform market.
We’ve already seen Days Gone and Horizon Zero Dawn come to PC, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End may be next. It’s all part of Sony’s plan to make PlayStation games available to more players, and the company has outlined plans to continue examining the PC market and bring more to the platform in the future.
“We’re still early on in our planning for PC,” said Hulst in an interview on the PlayStation blog. “And Horizon Zero Dawn has been very successful. I think it shows there’s an appetite from gamers outside the PlayStation ecosystem to experience the amazing portfolio of games that PlayStation fans have enjoyed for years.”
Hulst went on to say that PlayStation “is the best place to play” the company’s first-party titles, but PC games are increasingly precious to Sony.
“But we do value PC gamers, and we’ll continue to look at the right times to launch each game. Bend Studio just released the PC version of Days Gone on May 18. So that’s about two years after the PS4 release.”
Hulst hopes that PC releases will attract new fans to PlayStation’s IP. The timing of the games releases is intentional; two years later, Days Gone came storming back into the conversation. It seems like Sony is eager to double-dip more in the future.
“That’s the goal — we want to reach new gamers who haven’t yet experienced the great stories, characters, and worlds that we’ve built. Releasing games on PC will not come ever at the expense of building an exciting lineup of great console games.”
Elsewhere in the same interview, Hulst revealed that the next God of War and Gran Turismo 7 are both coming to PS4, and that Sony Bend is working on a new IP. In terms of release date updates, he confirmed that God of War has been pushed back to next year, but that Horizon Forbidden West may yet be out this holiday.
Between renewed investment in PlayStation Now and this new interest in PC gaming, it seems Sony is eager to push beyond the boundaries of its traditional console business to complement the impressive sales of the PS5.