PS4-Exclusive Days Gone Is Coming To PC This Spring, And More Might Follow
Sony has big plans to bring its first-party exclusives to PC, it seems.
The PlayStation-exclusive zombies game Days Gone is coming PC. GQ reported that the Sony Bend-developed game is headed to PC this spring as part of a wider strategy on Sony's part to launch a "whole slate" of its PlayStation games on PC, while the Days Gone Twitter account has since confirmed the game is coming.
It won't be the first modern PlayStation game to come to PC, as Sony already released Horizon: Zero Dawn on PC last August. PlayStation boss Jim Ryan told GQ that bringing that game to PC was a "straightforward success" because "people liked it and they bought it." However, Ryan is never quoted in the GQ piece confirming that Days Gone is coming to PC or that Sony has a plan to release additional games on PC. The Days Gone Twitter account confirmed the news and said more details are coming soon.
Sony never shared a sales number for Horizon on PC, but the reaction was strong enough for the company to apparently consider launching more of its console games on PC down the road.
"We also looked at it through the lens of what the PlayStation community thought about it. There was no massive adverse reaction to it," Ryan said of bringing Horizon to PC. "So we will continue to take mission steps in this direction."
None of this is a surprise, as Sony management has been saying for a long time that it will consider launching first-party console games on PC.
"We will explore expanding our first-party titles to the PC platform, in order to promote further growth in our profitability," Sony management said in August 2020.
Sony has said that players should not expect all PlayStation exclusives to also release on PC, and instead those decisions will be made on a title-by-title basis. Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding, which released as a console-exclusive on PS4, also came to PC, though the PC edition was handled by 505 Games and not Sony.
Sony's strategy is not unique in the console space, either, as Microsoft has been releasing its first-party console exclusives on PC for years.
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