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PlayStation Commits To Exploring More PC Ports Of ‘Exclusive’ Games

PlayStation Commits To Exploring More PC Ports Of ‘Exclusive’ Games

It used to be that a console-exclusive game was, indeed, exclusive to that one console, and that one console only. But as the gaming industry matures, it's increasingly obvious that such divisions matter less and less - people just want to be able to play cool games, on whatever system they have.

Microsoft tends to put its first-party games out on both Windows and Xbox, when possible - which is cool (tho us console players are still hungry for some Flight Sim, please?). And it's even cooler that PlayStation has ported (or, y'know, OKed the porting of) both Death Stranding and Horizon Zero Dawn to PC in recent months. Detroit: Become Human also made the leap from Sony's console to Steam in June 2020.

Horizon Zero Dawn came to PC in August 2020 / Credit: PlayStation Mobile Inc, Guerrilla Games
Horizon Zero Dawn came to PC in August 2020 / Credit: PlayStation Mobile Inc, Guerrilla Games

Now, in its 2020 corporate report, Sony has confirmed that it intends to explore the possibility of porting more PlayStation-exclusive (or, not-so-exclusive, potentially) titles to PC, in the wake of Kojima Productions' Death Stranding (first released for the PlayStation 4 in November 2019) and Guerrilla Games' Horizon Zero Dawn (which first came to PS4 in February 2017).

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Eurogamer reports that said corporate report includes a very interesting, but very brief, remark that points the way towards more games like the aforementioned pair finding a new home on PC.

The report includes the line, "We will explore expanding our first-party titles to the PC platform, in order to promote further growth in our profitability." What this doesn't mean is that PlayStation 5 games will also come to PC as standard; but it sure does open the door for timed exclusivity, and for Sony to push the PlayStation brand on PC like it's never done before.

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2018's Marvel's Spider-Man is still a PS4 exclusive / Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment, Insomniac Games
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Does this mean we'll see more PS4 'classics' coming to PC? Could the likes of God of War, Bloodborne, Marvel's Spider-Man and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End become playable for PC users? I'm gonna say: maybe? I'd certainly be more confident in saying that'll happen in the near future, rather than as-yet-unannounced PS5 titles enjoying cross-platform launches.

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But what do you reckon? Is this good for PlayStation? If you're a PlayStation user, does this strategy dilute your affection or loyalty to the brand, at all? You can tell us how you feel on our socials - find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. And in related content, please check out our video on the 20 games that made the PlayStation 4.


Featured Image Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Topics: sony, Death Stranding, Playstation, pc, Horizon Zero Dawn, Spider-Man, Playstation 4, God Of War

Mike Diver

Head of Content at GAMINGbible. Former gigs include VICE Gaming, BBC Music, BBC Gaming Show. Author of 'Indie Games: The Complete Introduction to Indie Gaming' (2016), 'How to Be a Professional Gamer' (2016), 'Retro Gaming: A Byte-Sized History of Video Games' (2019). Contact: [email protected]