Sony To Continue Exploring Bringing Some Of Its First Party PlayStation Games To PC Platforms

Sony To Continue Exploring Bringing Some Of Its First Party PlayStation Games To PC Platforms
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PC gamers should be happy at the news that Sony is still exploring options in bringing some of its most popular exclusive games over to PC.

Recently, the company released Horizon Zero Dawn, a highly popular PlayStation exclusive on PC. Based on a new report from Sony, they are not done yet.

Sony’s motivation in this unprecedented move seems to be generating increased revenue, which makes total sense from a business standpoint. However, Sony still want gamers to make the PlayStation their first choice platform when playing many of these games.

“SIE aims to achieve robust revenue growth by accelerating the virtuous cycle that has been established for the PlayStation Platform,” the report says. “This entails increasing active users and play time, enhancing network services, and reinforcing content IP so that consumers select PlayStation as their platform of choice. Targeted outcomes include growth in active users, stronger retention, and a shorter cash conversion cycle, from which expanded cash flow can be expected. We will explore expanding our first party titles to the PC platform, in order to promote further growth in our profitability.”

Sony has a strangle hold on a number of the gaming world’s most popular and profitable exclusive titles. Among these are God of War, Spider-Man, Uncharted, The Last of Us, and the recently released Ghost of Tsushima, which set records as the fastest selling new IP in PlayStation history.

Bringing an iconic franchise like God of War or Uncharted to PC would be a huge move that would make waves throughout the gaming world. Likewise, releasing The Last of Us and The Last of Us: Part 2 on PC would be a strong motivator for gamers without a PlayStation to get into the story of that world before the HBO original series based on the popular franchise launches sometime in the not-too-distant future.

The most likely PlayStation exclusive to appear next on PC is Horizon Forbidden West, given that Horizon Zero Dawn has already made a splash in the PC gaming world.

This also might help PlayStation’s reputation a bit, as PC and Xbox gamers have been complaining often and loudly as of late about the company’s exclusivity deals with games like Final Fantasy VII Remake. That highly anticipated title from Square Enix has an exclusivity period with Sony for one year.

When the game’s demo was hacked on the PlayStation store, there was PC code found buried within. This led many to speculate that Final Fantasy VII Remake would be coming to PC when it’s PlayStation-only period expires in April 2021.