Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, has revealed that it will likely be “at least a year” before Sony’s first-party PlayStation releases come to PC, although live service games could arrive sooner.
Sony first confirmed that it was considering bringing its first-party PlayStation exclusives to PC in March 2020, and announced that Horizon Zero Dawn would lead the charge – although it said: “The release of a first-party AAA title on to PC doesn’t necessarily mean that every game “now will come to PC” and that it had no plans to follow Xbox’s example with day-and-date PC releases.
Since then, following the successful launch of Horizon Zero Dawn on PC, the number of titles joining the platform has continued to grow. Days Gone, God of War, and Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered have already made the jump, with Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Uncharted: The Legacy Collection, and Sackboy: A Big Adventure confirmed to be on the way.
Despite this steady stream of releases, there’s no indication that Sony intends to change its initial stance on day-and-date PC launches for its first-party PlayStation titles, and Hulst now has a little more information on those Company considerations disclosed.
In a video interview with Julien Chièze (thanks VGC), Hulst explained: “It’s been really great for the teams to see their wonderful creations being released on PC too… there are more players and that’s really helpful. I think we’re going to see at least a year between releases [Playstation] and on the PC platform, possibly excluding live service games”.
These, he explained, are “a little bit different in nature because you want to have a really strong community right away, a strong engagement right from the moment you go live. So in the case of our live service offerings, we could go day and night -date with PC and the PlayStation platform.”
Earlier this year, Sony announced it would release 10 live service games by the fiscal year ending in March 2026. While details have yet to be announced, these likely include Bungie’s new franchise codenamed Matter, Naughty Dog’s The Last of US multiplayer project, Deviation Games’ new PlayStation-exclusive IP, the new title from Jade Raymond’s Sony-owned Haven Studios and the rumored Horizon Zero Dawn multiplayer game.
It remains unclear how many of these will come to PC, but Sony has announced that PC and mobile games will account for almost half of PlayStation’s total game releases by 2025.
https://www.eurogamer.net/sony-says-its-playstation-games-wont-release-on-pc-for-at-least-a-year Sony says its PlayStation games will not be released on PC for “at least a year”.