Gone are the days when Sony was only in the console market. With Marvel’s Spider-Man coming to PC this summer, the manufacturer has completed its catalog, which is already being supplied. And the latter does not intend to stop there: timid at first, his ambitions are now openly expressed. By 2025, at least 50% of PlayStation games will also be available on PC and smartphones.
From there to seeing simultaneous releases across several platforms? It’s not very fast. Admittedly, Sony now catches the eye of PC gamers, but doesn’t forget their first love either. PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst came to soften things up in a video by Youtubeur Julien Chièze. No, simultaneous broadcasts will not occur. It will last at least a year on PC, at least for AAA games.
Big PS5 games will take a year to come to PC
“I think in the future we will see at least a year between releasing our games on PlayStation and then PC”, explains Hermen Hulst. It’s a similar strategy to PlayStation Plus, which prefers to wait for sales to drop to integrate AAA games into its catalog. Sony’s message is clear: Its priority is indeed console sales.
Hermen Hulst still mentions one exception: service games. According to the terms these “They are a bit different in nature as you need a strong community, a lot of interaction right from the start, from launch. Therefore, we can broadcast simultaneously between PC and PlayStation for such games.” PSony plans to launch 12 game services by 2025.