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PlayStation owners alone can no longer satisfy Sony’s needs

Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan is trying to create an open relationship between PlayStation video games and PlayStation followers. That began with video games like Horizon Zero Dawn making the transfer from PS4 to PC, and now the corporate is constant this with Days Gone.

In an interview with British GQ, Ryan mentioned the open-world zombie journey is heading to PC this spring. This will give extra folks the prospect to attempt the sport, and for Sony, that’s precisely the purpose.

“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,” mentioned Ryan. “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 recognize the economics of game development, which are not always straightforward.”

SIE makes large, polished video games with gigantic budgets. Something like Days Gone doubtless requires tens of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} (if not lots of of hundreds of thousands of {dollars}) to launch. And placing it on PC can assist Sony enhance the profitability of its software program — particularly since PS4 and PS5 each run on what’s basically PC structure.

“The cost of making games goes up with each cycle, as the calibre of the IP has improved,” mentioned Ryan. “Also, our ease of making it available to non-console owners has grown. So it’s a fairly straightforward decision for us to make.”

Does this imply that Spider-Man, God of War, and Bloodborne are coming to PC subsequent? Possibly — though Ryan didn’t say something about these video games particularly. But Sony appears much less prepared than ever to depart PC gaming cash on the desk.


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