A new report suggests that Sony is about to target PC gamers pretty hard, but in a good way. As shared by the Japanese company in a 2020 corporate report, it looks like the Japanese mega-firm is about to release more PC ports in 2020 and beyond. The slate of Sony first-party games to come to PC already got a boost in 2019 and 2020, with the launch of Detroit: Become Human and Death Stranding to the platform finding some success.
“We will explore expanding our 1st party titles to the PC platform in order to promote further growth in our profitability,” the report stated. Sony had made major inroads into the PC market, but they’re just getting started. Sony wants to tap into the wider base of players on PC, focusing on the best games they have to offer.
As for the reasoning here, it’s pretty simple. More and more gamers continue to make the leap to PC in 2020. Many outlets have noted time and time again that PC gaming is exploding in popularity. With Sony also having the PS5 to worry about this year, one would think that they would opt for that, but why leave money on the table.
“Competition from online PC games and players from other industries is expected to continue to intensify,” the report continued.
No next-gen PS5 first-party games have been announced for PC though, which is pretty expected. As the company aligns its Game & Network Services division to this new push, expect that to change though. The company is pretty likely to bring the most-successful next-gen titles to PC at some point. This is likely to help them compete with Microsoft who is taking advantage of their one key area of ability to outpace Sony, the Windows ecosystem.
Several first and third-party Xbox Series X exclusives have already been confirmed for PC ports, and that number is very much going to increase. Having both console giants in the same space is going to get wild, assuming Microsoft can actually out-position Sony with good exclusives. With Halo Infinite getting delayed, there’s no guarantee there now. But without compelling first-party games, Microsoft could take a loss on consoles compared to Sony.