More PlayStation exclusive games are reportedly coming to PC, starting with Days Gone sometime in early 2021.
PlayStation President and CEO Jim Ryan shared the announcement as part of an interview with GQ, where he also revealed that a new PSVR headset is on the way. Ryan’s announcement was also later backed up by a tweet from Days Gone developer Bend Studio, who confirmed that the game is coming to PC soon.
For now, we don’t know what other games are coming, but Sony has said more PlayStation exclusive games are coming after Horizon Zero Dawn’s port was considered successful, even if not every fan agreed upon at launch
What other games do we want ported to PC?
PlayStation’s library of exclusive games is exceptionally good, so we’d like to see more Sony games launched on PC in the future.
Some obvious highlights include the Last of Us 2, hailed by many as the best game of 2020, and of course God of War, the soft 2018 reboot of the franchise that brought Kratos to Norse myths.
God of War certainly looks more likely for the foreseeable future, with Days Gone and Sony’s other PC port – Horizon Zero Dawn – both releasing a few years after their console debut. For now, we’ll have to see what Sony chooses next.
Why are we getting more ports?
Sony has been lagging behind Microsoft for years in releasing its games on non-console platforms, so what’s different now? For one, it’s apparently easier to port games to PC than ever before, especially since the PS4 and Xbox One were more PC-like in nature.
The core of the decision is of course money. Jim Ryan emphasizes that the cost of making games is high, and we just need to look at Cyberpunk 2077’s estimated $ 330 million budget to see that in action.
As costs go up, more copies need to be sold, but for exclusives that can be difficult as the pool of players is smaller than multi-platform releases. By selling its games to PC players, Sony can hope to make a little more money from the titles it has already earned.