Sony draws a line between PlayStation and PC - Their Platform Comes First

The PC market is important to Sony, but PlayStation remains the top dog

Sony draws a line between PlayStation and PC - Their Platform Comes First

Sony draws a line between PlayStation and PC - Their Platform Comes First

Sony's PC gaming ambitions have aggravated its core fanbase, with many gamers complaining about PlayStation exclusives launching on other platforms and how Sony should be using its resources to service PlayStation users and not other platforms. 

So far, Sony has found a lot of success on PC, with both Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone selling exceptionally well on the platform. Sony can make a lot of money on PC, but it has become clear that Sony cannot afford to erode its PlayStation branding and its industry-leading lineup of first-party console exclusives. 

In a recent interview with Game Informer, Sony's Herman Hulst made it clear that PlayStation comes first. He assured PlayStation users that they can "rely on us to continue to create platform-defining exclusive content for PlayStation" and that typically the company has waited "about two years" before bringing any of its PlayStation exclusives to PC. 

While PC is an important market for Sony, Hurst has made it clear that first-party PlayStation titles will not be releasing on PC at launch. As we have seen with Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and Demon Souls' recent remake, new PlayStation exclusives will continue to arrive on PlayStation first with no PC marketing. Sony has no plans to alienate its PlayStation fanbase, which means PC gamers will have to wait for potential PC game releases or buy a PlayStation. 
Below is what PlayStation's Herman Hulst recently said to Game Informer about PlayStation exclusives coming to PC. 

   Typically, there have been about two years between the release on our platform and the PC platform,” he says. “But you can rely on us to continue to create platform-defining exclusive content for PlayStation – that's part of the reason why we exist.

It’s really important for us to squeeze the maximum out of the platform, to build showcases for the platform, and really let the audience see what these great features are contributing to the overall experience.

Sony draws a line between PlayStation and PC - Their Platform Comes First

This does not mean that Sony is shifting away from the PC market. They are waling a fine line between pleasing PC gamers and maintaining the value that "PlayStation Exclusives" offer the brand's consoles. The sad news for PC gamers is that this means that they will have to wait before any PlayStation exclusives come to PC. 

We already know that Sony is working to bring Uncharted 4 to PC and that they acquired Nixxes Software to work on new PC ports for PlayStation exclusive titles. Sony is investing heavily into the PC gaming market, as they know that their exclusives will still offer value to PC gamers long after their initial PlayStation launches.    

You can join the discussion on Sony's PlayStation/PC plans on the OC3D Forums.  

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21-08-2021, 13:59:36

Just wish they brought it down to 12 months max between PS release to PC release. Ideally 6 months but I'd be okay with 12. Love their games but man sometimes a MKB just suits some of their games more mQuote

22-08-2021, 13:52:23

I mean, why else buy a ps5 other than exclusives?
Pricing and availability aren't great, the thing is so big its an eyesore and its hardware doesn't match up against its competitor which has 90% the same games and other exclusive franchises.
As far as i can see literally the only reason to buy one over an Xbox or PC would be the exclusives and for me personally, theres not enough of them to make me convert.
You never know, new fallout and elder scrolls could be Microsoft exclusives so choose your platform wiselyQuote

22-08-2021, 23:23:51

Why else? Literally because there are at minimum 3x the amount of PS players than Xbox? Nobody cares about Xbox. They release crap and all the good games are on PS and the AAA games come out on both. So you only gain better games by switching.

MS has to resort to buying out AAA studios with established IP to be able to compete. Even then most people would just buy the Series S and be done with it for the few good games. Most people just play fps anyway, which is sad but is what it is.

Xbox has its place but not for most people.Quote

23-08-2021, 11:48:13

Well after them basically shutting down japan studio moving the bulk of there stuff to the US there is going to become less and less reason that i'd actually want a PS5, for me what made sony so good over the many years is fast becoming a thing of the past.

PC is my platform of choice for many reasons even without the sony games, as for xbox i literally have zero need for one since most all games come to PC in time.

It's the Japanese games I grew up enjoying most and the fact there is less and less of them is not a good thing at all, nintendo still put out some ok stuff but there issue is they are making the same thing over and over really would like some big new IP's not some rinse and repeat stuff.Quote

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