A welcome move?

Playstation will start exploring more PC ports for exclusive games

We all have our own feelings on console exclusives but we can all probably agree, that being unable to play a game because we don’t have the right setup, can be vastly annoying.

Thankfully it seems developers are beginning to take notice of that frustration more and more. Microsoft already tends to make its first-party games available on both Xbox and PC, which is generally a really positive thing.

Playstation has done it to some extent but now it sounds like it’s going to become more of a common decision going forward.

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The news came in the company’s 2020 corporate report, in which it talks about the future of the brand and naturally, the release of the PS5.

“We will explore expanding our first-party titles to the PC platform, in order to promote further growth in our profitability,” Sony said in its report, via Eurogamer.

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Back in March 2020, PlayStation Worldwide Studios boss Hermen Hulst explained the decision to port Horizon Zero Dawn to PC, saying it was about the company wanting to open doors to a new audience.

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“I think it’s important that we stay open to new ideas of how to introduce more people to PlayStation, and show people maybe what they’ve been missing out on,” he said.

However he did put a dampener on that, by saying Playstation wouldn’t follow in Microsofts footsteps when it came to big releases hitting both platforms at the same time.

“And to maybe put a few minds at ease, releasing one first-party AAA title to PC doesn’t necessarily mean that every game now will come to PC,” he said.

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“In my mind, Horizon Zero Dawn was just a great fit in this particular instance. We don’t have plans for day and date [PC releases], and we remain 100 per cent committed to dedicated hardware.”

That’s a sentiment we can back up, back when it hit PC, we wrote about how good the game looked on the platform.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

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