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Get ready to see more PlayStation games on the PC.
Sony is preparing to bring more PS4 exclusive titles to Windows, according to an interview PlayStation head Jim Ryan gave to GQ magazine.
The porting will start this spring with Days Gone, a zombie survival game. Ryan didn’t reveal what other games will get the PC treatment. But in the interview, he said during “the latter half of the PS4 cycle,” the company’s first-party studios made “some wonderful, great games.”
That’s good news for anyone hoping to see God of War, the Last of Us Part II, and Marvel’s Spider-Man on the PC platform. “There’s an opportunity to expose those great games to a wider audience and recognize the economics of game development, which are not always straightforward,” Ryan said.
In other words, Sony is hoping it can make even more money by taking its PS4-exclusive titles to millions of PC users, since each game can cost a fortune to make. At the same time, the PS4 generation is starting to wind down. Instead, console gamers have been clamoring to buy the PlayStation 5, which continues to sell out in minutes.
“The cost of making games goes up with each cycle, as the caliber of the IP (intellectual property) has improved,” Ryan added.
Last year, the company brought the PS4 game Horizon Zero Dawn to Windows, and it turned out to be a pretty capable PC port that received an Editors’ Choice award from us.
In the interview, Ryan also said the Horizon Zero Dawn port was a success, pointing to the game’s sales and positive response from PC gamers. “We also looked at it through the lens of what the PlayStation community thought about it. There was no massive adverse reaction to it. So we will continue to take mission steps in this direction,” he added.
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