Updated: May 31, 2022

Sony Brings New PlayStation Games To Personal Computers Following Massive Success

According to an investor briefing released this week, Sony intends to expand significantly into PC gaming. According to Sony, roughly one-third of the games in PlayStation's portfolio will be available on PC by 2025.

PlayStation's first-party portfolio includes a number of high-profile series from renowned developers, such as Insomniac's Ratchet & Clank, Santa Monica Studio's God of War, and Naughty Dog's Uncharted and The Last of Us. Traditionally, PlayStation games were exclusive to the PlayStation, but in recent years, Sony has begun to port them to PC:

  • Sony released the genre-bending Death Stranding on PC in July 2020, and it runs extremely well.
  • Horizon Zero Dawn, Guerrilla's open-world game about staring directly at a beautiful sunset and immediately wishing you had sunglasses on, was released on PC the following month, confirming an earlier Kotaku report. It had some noticeable performance issues when it first launched.
  • Days Gone, a zombie horde simulator, will be released on PC in May 2021.
  • Sony plans to release God of War on PC in January 2022. It's a hit with everyone.
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves, a remastered version of two Uncharted games that are already pretty freakin' mastered if you ask me, will be released on PC later this year. It is currently only available on PlayStation 5.

Sony's continued foray into PC undeniably rules from a player's perspective. And, given how difficult it is to obtain a PS5, even as we approach the point in this console generation where developers abandon the PlayStation 4, PC versions will help more games reach more people.

However, Sony benefits financially from the decision to release games on PC. Horizon's port helped propel the game's total sales past an impressive milestone: more than 20 million copies have been sold to date. Horizon isn't the only one who makes a lot of money. According to the investor brief, Sony's PC portfolio is on track to earn $300 million in revenue during the company's 2022 fiscal year, which is more than triple the revenue from the same segment in the previous fiscal year and nearly ten times the revenue from the segment in the previous fiscal year. Clearly, PC gamers prefer entertaining games with high production values. What a pleasant surprise!

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