Sony: “Some Games May Be Released For Playstation And PC At The Same Time”
In an interview, the head of Playstation Studios says that live service games may in the future be released on several platforms at the same time.
In the eternal console war, Sony has long made Playstation stand out from the crowd by cultivating a roster of exclusive games. Titles such as Uncharted, Ghost of Tsushima and God of War have driven sales of the consoles and at the same time led to envious glances from, among other things, PC enthusiasts. Lately, Sony has let go a little of the reins and invested more in porting titles and, for example, the games Horizon: Zero Dawn and God of War have found their way to PC.
That development can take a significantly bigger step in the future, according to Playstation Studios manager Herman Hulst. In an interview with the French YouTube profile Julien Chièze, Hulst says that in the future live service games may be released for PC and Playstation at the same time. Two examples of games that follow the live service model are Fortnite and the newly released Overwatch 2. It is a new area for Sony, and which titles it may be about are not specified.
Live service games are a little bit different in nature because you want to have really strong community, strong engagement right away. Right when you go live. So we might, in the case of our live service offerings, go day and date with PC and the Playstation platform. – Herman Hulst, head of Playstation Studios.