“To promote further growth in our profitability,” the company says.
Seeing Sony’s first party releases coming to any platform other than PlayStation seemed like an impossibility not to long ago, but it seems that the walls have at least come down around the PC gaming space. 2017’s Guerrilla-developed action-RPG Horizon Zero Dawn released on PC earlier this month, and when rumours about the same were floating earlier this year, there were reports that were suggesting that it wouldn’t be the only Sony first party game to be making the jump to PC either.
Recently, during its latest corporate report, Sony said something to that same effect, stating that in order to expand its audience and grow its profitability, Sony will be “exploring” the possibility of bring more first party games to PC.
“SIE aims to achieve robust revenue growth by accelerating the virtuous cycle that has been established for the PlayStation Platform,” the company wrote. “This entails increasing active users and play time, enhancing network services and reinforcing content IP so that consumers select PlayStation as their platform of choice. Targeted outcomes include growth in active users, stronger retention and a shorter cash conversion cycle, from which expanded cash flow can be expected. We will explore expanding our 1st party titles to the PC platform, in order to promote further growth in our profitability.”
Recently, there have been a few leaks that have claimed that a remaster of Bloodborne is in development for PS5 and PC, while earlier this year, the developers of Dreams suggested that they would want the game to “migrate to whatever is relevant.”
Nothing is confirmed yet, of course, but similar to how Horizon Zero Dawn made the jump to PC, it’s entirely possibly that Sony will be willing to bring over more relatively older releases to a new audience, especially if they have a sequel for said release coming up that they want to generate interest for.