More PS4 Games Could Come To PC
Sony said in a corporate report that it's exploring releasing more of its first-party games on PC.
After years of releasing almost all of its games as PlayStation exclusives, Sony eventually changed its tune and opted to port Horizon Zero Dawn to PC this year. However, it looks like this won't be a one-off release, as the company is open to bringing more games to PC.
In a corporate report covering many facets of Sony as a whole, the company said it is looking into bringing more first-party games to the platform.
"We will explore expanding our first-party titles to the PC platform in order to promote further growth in our profitability," the report said.
In layman's terms, releasing its games on PC can make Sony more money. We've seen other PS4 titles such as Detroit: Become Human and Death Stranding eventually release on PC, but these games weren't developed by PlayStation's first-party studios.
It's unlikely Sony would choose and brand-new games for PC ports, particularly as it works to sell PS5 systems in the upcoming generation. Instead, it's more likely that any games released would have already had their prices deeply discounted on the PlayStation version.
Horizon Zero Dawn, for instance, was more than three years old by the time it launched on PC, so Horizon Forbidden West should remain a PS5 exclusive for quite a while after it launches. Unfortunately, the Zero Dawn port released in rather rough shape, with performance hiccups that could send the framerate plunging, and certain graphical settings not functioning at all. Death Stranding, however, which uses the same Decima engine, released in much better shape. With any luck, future PS4-to-PC ports will be in better shape at launch.
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