Sony details its future PC strategy for its first-party games

In the past couple of years, Sony released numerous of its first-party games on PC. And while most of these releases were commercial successes, Sony seems willing to retain the big gap between the PS5 and PC releases of its first-party games.

Back in November 2022, Sony stated that Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered was its fastest selling game on PC. God of War was also successful on PC, as was Horizon Zero Dawn. Normally, you’d assume that Sony would capitalize on those successes and reduce the timeframe between the PS5 and PC future releases. However, that won’t be the case.

As Jim Ryan told Famitsu:

“We are increasing the number of PS5 exclusive titles and staggering the release of the PC version.

I often have the opportunity to ask game fans for their opinions, and when I ask them about the time lag, they say that selling the PC version two or three years after the release of the PS version is accepted favorably.”

In a way, this is a good thing. After all, the PC launch version of The Last of Us Part I had major issues with low-end and mid-tier PC hardware. Not only that, but there are still a lot of interesting PS4/PS5 games that have not been released yet on the PC. Demon’s Souls, Ratchet and Clank, and Ghost of Tsushima are three of them. And no, I don’t expect at this point Bloodborne to come out on PC.

Sony will hold a PlayStation Showcase next week. I strongly suggest tempering your expectations, though, as this event is focused on PlayStation. Insomniac Games has shared some hints about Spider-Man 2 coming to PC, though nothing is set in stone yet.

Stay tuned for more!