Hermen Hulst, the PlayStation Studios head, cleared up any misgivings about Sony’s approach to releasing games on PC. In an interview with PlayStation Blog, Hulst stated that there is no hard set strategy, since it’s still in infancy. However, Hulst did note that Horizon Zero Dawn’s PC edition was “very successful,” demonstrating that PC players are interested.
He did stress that Sony’s efforts on PC will never come at the expense of “building an exciting lineup of great console games.” He also hinted that you will not get day-and-date releases for PlayStation console games on PC like Microsoft does with its exclusives.
“I want to emphasize that PlayStation will remain the best place to play our PlayStation Studios titles at launch,” he said. “But we do value PC gamers, and we’ll continue to look at the right times to launch each game. Bend Studio just released the PC version of Days Gone on May 18. So that’s about two years after the PS4 release.”
“We want to reach new gamers who haven’t yet experienced the great stories, characters, and worlds that we’ve built,” Hulst added. “Releasing games on PC will not come ever at the expense of building an exciting lineup of great console games.”
A recent Sony investor presentation unveiled that Horizon Zero Dawn’s PC edition had a return on investment of 250%. That same briefing also suggested that Uncharted 4 might be the next PlayStation game heading to PC. Of course, this hasn’t been officially confirmed yet.
Sony has been dishing out a lot of PlayStation news. God of War: Ragnarok was announced as being delayed to 2022, while Horizon Forbidden West may not make its release window. The company also announced that Days Gone studio Sony Bend is making a new IP.