PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst has let slip that, going ahead, we are able to in all probability anticipate to attend “no less than a 12 months” earlier than first-party PlayStation video games hit PC. There’s one exception to that rule, although: PlayStation’s reside service video games, which we’d see “day and date” with their console releases. Contemplating the truth that the corporate has plans for ten reside service video games within the works, that is a reasonably main dedication to PC.
In an interview with YouTuber Julien Chièze, Hulst mentioned that, “since you wish to have a extremely robust neighborhood, robust engagement instantly whenever you go reside” with reside service video games, Sony may decide to launch them throughout a number of platforms on the identical time in future. So, no less than a 12 months earlier than we get God of Warfare: Ragnarok, then, however PC-based Future followers can relaxation assured that Sony’s buy of Bungie should not have an effect on them too harshly.
Sony has, after all, undergone a outstanding shift in its relationship with the PC within the final couple of years. The corporate purchased up PC port-house Nixxes in July final 12 months, and the once-impenetrable fortress that housed PlayStation-exclusive video games like Horizon: Zero Daybreak, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and God Of Warfare has fallen. Sony now expects to make $300 million from its PC releases on this monetary 12 months.
That relationship is not going wherever anytime quickly, both. It was solely this morning that Hulst was chatting—in frustratingly imprecise phrases—about upcoming investments “to strengthen [Sony’s] growth on to PC”. Dataminers have additionally uncovered references to a attainable PlayStation PC launcher within the recordsdata of Marvel’s Spider-Man, suggesting the corporate has plans to stake a everlasting settlement on PC shores.
When it comes to upcoming PlayStation releases on PC, the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Assortment involves Steam on October 19. We have additionally seen so many hints and leaks about Returnal coming to our desktops that Sony actually ought to simply announce it at this level. As for The Final Of Us Half 1? Give it a 12 months. And don’t point out Bloodborne, you’re solely torturing yourselves by this level.