A major PlayStation boss has indicated that some future releases from the company will arrive on both PlayStation 5 and PC on the same day. Ever since Sony started porting its games to PC a couple of years ago, there’s always been a huge gap between the release of each title on console and PC. And while this appears to be an ongoing trend with most first-party PlayStation games, it won’t be true in every case.
In a recent conversation with Julian CheesyHermen Hulst, president of PlayStation Studios, has confirmed that upcoming live service games from developers within Sony will likely come to both PS5 and PC at the same time. Holst explained that the reason for the move is that live-service games need to find larger audiences the moment they launch. Since the success of these titles depends on participation and player support, PlayStation apparently wants to leave these titles loose on several platforms at once to give them the best chance of success.
When it comes to games that won’t be labeled as live service titles, though, Holst said there’s still a decent amount of time between the release on PS5 and then PC. Holst stated that this gap will be “at least a year” for a number of other games that stem from PlayStation Studios. This means that projects like God of War RagnarokAnd the Spider-Man from Marvel 2And the Forbidden horizon westAnd the Gran Turismo 7and many others still have access to the PC at some point, but their release on this device will be somewhat delayed.
Overall, this is a very predictable strategy to listen to from Hulst and it will make a lot of sense for PlayStation over time. While we still have to see what some of Sony’s future live service titles will look like, that picture should start to become clearer in the coming months.
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