PlayStation doesn’t usually bring their exclusives to other platforms such as God of War, Ghost of Tsushima, or The Last of Us Part II. Sony didn’t experiment with bringing their exclusives to other platforms until recently with titles like Horizon Zero Dawn & Death Stranding to PC.
This was clearly an experiment to see if there was interest from PC players for PlayStation titles. From the news that just broke today, it seems the interest was big enough for Sony to reassess how they handle their first-party exclusives.
President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan did an interview with GQ Magazine and announced that a slate of PlayStation exclusives will be coming to PC. This slate will officially start with Days Gone launching on PC in Spring 2021. Jim Ryan explained his reasoning for this move to PlayStation titles coming to PC.
I think a few things changed. We find ourselves now in early 2021 with our development studios and the games that they make in better shape than they’ve ever been before. Particularly from the latter half of the PS4 cycle our studios made some wonderful, great games. There’s an opportunity to expose those great games to a wider audience and recognise the economics of game development, which are not always straightforward. The cost of making games goes up with each cycle, as the calibre of the IP has improved. Also, our ease of making it available to non-console owners has grown. So it’s a fairly straightforward decision for us to make.President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan
We have no idea besides Days Gone what slate of games will be coming to PC. We can guess and speculate with games like Ghost of Tsushima & The Last of Us Part II, Spider-Man PS4 and so many more but we won’t know until Sony officially announces it.