Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, has come forward with a host of knowledge regarding PlayStation titles releasing on PC.
Ryan revealed a variety of information regarding the future of Sony's gaming sector in an interview with GQ Magazine published early on Feb. 23. In it, the publication unveiled the latest news about PlayStation's virtual reality headset, the release of Play At Home, television projects, and title delays. The most important thing we're concerned about, however, is the port to PC starting with Bend Studio's Days Gone this Spring.
PlayStation Games Coming to PC
This isn't the first time we've seen PlayStation titles come to PC. The company released Horizon Zero Dawn in August 2020 with what Ryan describes as a promising analysis following the "exercise."
"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," He said.
The evidence appears to back him up. According to research from Nielsen's Super Data tool, Horizon Zero Dawn sold around 760,000 copies after its launch on PC. Its numbers fell only slightly behind CD Projekt Red's The Witcher III: Wild Hunt.
When asked about what made him switch from exclusively keeping to Sony consoles to PC ports, Ryan noted a number of different factors affecting the company, game development, and production.
"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," he said, "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. The cost of making games goes up with each cycle, as the caliber of the IP has improved. Also, our ease of making it available to non-console owners has grown."
Unfortunately, aside from Days Gone, there are no other titles confirmed at the time of writing. Players can likely expect plenty of acclaimed AAA games heading to Steam and the Epic Games store before the year is out.