God of War director Cory Barlog has revealed that it was Sony’s first-party studios that have been pushing the corporate to launch PlayStation video games on PC, and the powers that be in the end reached a “tipping level” the place they agreed to go forward.
Chatting with Sport Informer, Barlog mentioned that PlayStation Studios collectively despatched “so many suggestion field recommendations” that somebody greater up at Sony determined, “I’m bored with listening to all this. Wonderful, we’ll do that.” Nevertheless, each the administration and builders are nonetheless coming to grips with the method of porting PlayStation exclusives over to PC, and determining a technique for doing so.
Why do Sony devs need to launch PlayStation video games on PC?
Opposite to widespread perception, releasing PlayStation video games on PC doesn’t impression console gross sales, and Santa Monica Studio’s Matt DeWald confirmed as a lot to Sport Informer. “We’ve offered virtually 20 million, like 19.5 million copies [of God of War] on console,” he mentioned. “There are nonetheless folks on the market which have by no means performed it, and in the event that they haven’t performed it on console by now, they’re most likely not going to play it on console.”
DeWald and Barlog mentioned that releasing PlayStation exclusives on PC opens up builders’ work to a complete new viewers, which is thrilling for studios.
Opinion: PlayStation video games on PC will profit Sony
Zarmena writes… DeWald hit the nail on the top when he mentioned that anybody who hasn’t performed God of Battle by now could be unlikely to buy a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 to play it. Sony isn’t in direct competitors with PC and it’s solely a fanboy concept that gatekeeping PlayStation exclusives by some means advantages Sony or console gamers. It doesn’t. What advantages Sony is introducing its franchises to a broader viewers. For builders, it’s undoubtedly thrilling to see new gamers having fun with their labor of affection, and I hope we see extra PlayStation exclusives on PC going ahead.
[Source: Game Informer]