Sony is going to be sharing even more PlayStation titles with PC users come spring. In an interview with GQ, Sony Interactive Entertainment President Jim Ryan revealed that “a whole slate” of PlayStation games are heading to PC in just a few months. Kicking off the fun will be a PC port of Bend Studio’s hit survival game, Days Gone.
For quite a while, Sony refused to put first-party PlayStation titles on PC. But, according to Ryan, that’s all going to change. “We find ourselves now in early 2021 with our development studios and the games that they make in better shape than they’ve ever been before,” Ryan said. He added that Sony’s studios have made some “wonderful” games that could stand to be exposed to a greater audience.
“The cost of making games goes up with each cycle, as the calibre of the IP has improved. Also, our ease of making it available to non-console owners has grown. So it’s a fairly straightforward decision for us to make,” Ryan said. In other words, it’s getting more and more expensive to create these games, but it’s also getting easier to create PC ports. It’s time for Sony to take advantage of this ease and start raking in revenue from PC owners.
Ryan didn’t offer too many details on what games to expect in the coming months, but we do know that a Days Gone PC port is up first. For those who are unfamiliar, 2019’s Days Gone follows an outlaw named Deacon St. John in post-apocalyptic Oregon. Players set out on a mission to find Deacon’s wife, whom he believes may still be alive. Along the way, they must defend themselves against creatures called Freakers.
It all started with Horizon Zero Dawn
We may have the success of Horizon Zero Dawn‘s PC port to thank for this new development. Sony published the game on PC last year. According to Ryan, the PlayStation team analyzed the success of the port to determine the future of PlayStation games on PC. “In terms of the straightforward success of the activity of publishing the game on PC, people liked it and they bought it. We also looked at it through the lens of what the PlayStation community thought about it. There was no massive adverse reaction to it,” Ryan said. “So we will continue to take mission steps in this direction.”