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Sony bringing more PlayStation exclusives to PC, Days Gone launching in spring

Sony bringing more PlayStation exclusives to PC, Days Gone launching in spring

More PlayStation-exclusive titles are making the leap to PC.

Speaking to GQ, Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan (pictured) said that the console giant was bringing more of its line-up to PC. Zombie biker title Days Gone is set to launching on the platform at some point during spring.

"I think a few things changed," Ryan said, when asked why it had decided to start bringing its games to PC.

"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. Particularly from the latter half of the PS4 cycle our studios made some wonderful, great games. There’s an opportunity to expose those great games to a wider audience and recognise the economics of game development, which are not always straightforward. 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."

This comes in the wake of the firm bringing PS4-exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn to PC in the summer of 2020.

"We assessed [the launch of Horizon] in two ways," Ryan continued. "Firstly, 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. So we will continue to take mission steps in this direction."

Now. The real question is when will Bloodborne be playable on PC, Sony?


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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