Sony will soon bring back its PlayStation to PC porting initiative according to Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan, who revealed the detail in an interview with GQ.
Days Gone is slated to be the next game to leave the PlayStation exclusives list, with it releasing this spring on PC, following in the footsteps of Horizon Zero Dawn from last year. The Bend Studio-developed title is an open-world action survival game set in a post-apocalyptic scenario involving zombie-like creatures. It originally released in 2019 for the PlayStation 4.
However, the porting journey won't stop there, as Ryan had said even more exclusives will come pouring through to PC afterward. An Amazon leak from last year - which Sony called inaccurate - showed PC listings of Days Gone, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Persona 5 Royal, and Gran Turismo Sport, among other games. In the end, these could be the games that are incoming to PC.
When asked what changed within the company to allow PC ports of its exclusives after a long time of closed doors, Ryan answered saying:
"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."
Ryan added that Horizon Zero Dawn's launch on PC was a success. This was thanks to the PC community going on to liking and purchasing the game and the PlayStation community not having a "massive adverse reaction" to the porting decision. Sony also announced its next-generation virtual reality plans today, though the headset and controllers won't be landing this year.