game news Sony: PS5 games will arrive faster on PC!
After spending a lot of time on the future of narrative gaming within PlayStation Studios itself, Hermen Hulst, the head of PlayStation development houses, is back on the floor to talk about PS5 games coming to PC.
Towards a shorter exit window
As you probably already know, Sony recently changed its policy regarding its PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 exclusives arriving on machines other than its own. In fact, since the launch and success of Death Stranding on PC, but also of Horizon: Zero Dawn and Days Gone, the Japanese firm is repeating the operation by bringing its latest flagship productions to the computer. Recently, it’s Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered that has been turning heads.
With this initiative that seems to be more than working, It is normal to wonder if PlayStation Studios will continue to offer its games on PC, better, if the launch gaps between the different platforms are not going to be reduced even more in the future. This is what Julien Chièze asked Hermen Hulst during a recent interview. Evidently, the director of PlayStation Studios answered in the affirmative.
I think it’s really good for teams to see their games release on PC as well. There are more players and that helps. I think in the future we will see at least a year between the release of one of our games on the PlayStation console and then on the PC. Hermann Hulst, Director of PlayStation Studios
In other words, From now on, about a year will pass between the release of a game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 and the arrival of this same game on PC. Perhaps this is the case with God of War: Ragnarok, especially since the first opus has already appeared on Steam and the Epic Games Store.
However, for Hermen Hulst, this idea only applies to solo games and not service games, since the latter need a gigantic community to endure over time. It is for this reason that multiplayer games will be released on all media at the same time.
These LIVE games are a little bit different in nature, because you need a strong community, a high commitment from the beginning, from launch. So for these types of games, we could do simultaneous releases between PC and PlayStation. hermen hulst
The PC, a necessity according to Hermen Hulst
But ultimately, the most important takeaway is this: For Hermen Hulst, releasing PC games, in addition to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, are great ways to drive incremental sales, which makes sense, as he now reaches a wider audience. These additional sales allow PlayStation Studios to invest more in even bigger projects.
This allows us to continue investing… Invest even more in projects. hermen hulst