Several PlayStation First-Party games for PC, including the days of spring

The PlayStation will bring most of the first-party exclusive offering to the PC, supposedly starting with the PS4 exclusive Days Gone in the spring of 2021. In an interview with GQ, Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said it was a “straightforward decision” for its first release. party PC ports. The GQ description includes the detail that Days Gone will be the first such PC port this spring, but Ryan does not directly cite this. We have sought confirmation from Sony on this issue.

Update: Sony has now confirmed to IGN that Days Gone will arrive on PC in the spring.“I think a few things have changed,” Ryan replied to the question of why the company had changed the exclusive release for the PC. “In early 2021, we find ourselves with our development studios and games made by them that are in better shape than they ever were. Our studios have been making amazing, great games especially since the second half of the PS4 cycle.

“We have the opportunity to present these great games to a wider audience and recognize the cost-effectiveness of game development, which is not always easy. The cost of making games goes up every cycle as the IP caliber has improved. it’s a pretty clear decision for us. “

This announcement follows in the footsteps of Horizon Zero Dawn, which Sony announced and released in 2020 for PC. Ryan explains that the SIE evaluated the response to a particular port when it decided to release multiple ports, explaining that PC players “liked it and they. Bought it” and that PlayStation players “didn’t cause a significant negative reaction.” for a game starting from the console. “We will continue to take mission steps in that direction,” Ryan added.

Horizon Zero Dawn PC Ultrawide Screenshots

Of course, there was more evidence that Sony wanted to bring most of its first-party product line to PC, as Sony mentioned in its 2020 corporate report that it will “explore the extension of our first-party titles to the PC platform in order to to promote PCs. further increase our profitability. “

For more information about the PC version of Horizon, see the initial PC port analysis for Horizon Zero Dawn.

Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s leading news editor, Podcast Beyond! And the leader of the PlayStation. Talk to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.