Over the past year, PlayStation has started bringing its games to PC, and it looks like the trend will continue for the foreseeable future. In a new interview with Famitsu (translated by ResetEra, Raigor), CEO Jim Ryan appeared to confirm that Nixxes Software was bought for the purpose of bringing more games to the platform. PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst announced the studio’s purchase earlier this month, while noting that the two companies had a long history of working together. Clearly, Sony has plans to bring many more games to PC in the future!
“We are also pleased with our efforts to provide our IP to PCs, although it is still in its infancy, and we look forward to working with Nixxes to help with that,” Ryan told Famitsu.
Some PlayStation fans have expressed their disgust at the portability of their own titles to the PC, as it takes away the novelty of exclusive games. Despite this, Sony clearly sees a lot of value in the move. As the cost of AAA game development continues to rise, PC ports represent a way to further offset that cost, while also introducing new audiences to PlayStation IPs. Sony unofficially revealed a PC port for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which makes perfect sense given that a live-action movie based on the series is currently in the works; the two pitches could end up mutually beneficial. Of course, an HBO series based on The Last of Us is also in production, and as a result, that game would be a great candidate for PC.
Regardless of which PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 games end up getting the PC treatment, it’s clear that Sony is dedicating more resources to the platform. It remains to be seen if the original PlayStation games will end up releasing the same day on PC as on console (as Microsoft does with Xbox), but the purchase of Nixxes Software confirms that the company sees the PC as a high priority.
What PlayStation games would you like to see on your PC? What do you think of Sony’s own games moving to the platform? Let us know in the comments.