Sony has been dedicated to continuing to roll out and expanding their range of services, and we can only hope that they choose to look towards the PC space next
Sony has a strong presence in console gaming so no they don't need to venture on to pc. It's services might but their exclusives no way. They understand the importance of a console
they also know how to cater to its most die hard fans who all of the sudden would feel less unique. some are already upset about the possibility of a new more powerful ps4, so just imagine if those ps4 exclusives went to an even more powerful platform like the pc. what is really strange is how they are treating playstation now. why isn't that service coming to the pc, it's not like its a ps4 selling feature so why not expand and make more money? sony already dabbled and failed on mobile but this could be a profitable business.
As soon as I saw your username. Your argument became invalid to me.
PS Now on PC? Yeah, why not, but I think they are focused more to get it rolled out to the whole world first before they are adding more platforms, which totally makes sense to me... As for your other cheap blow, well, really now, Sony has no obligations to PC gamers, they want to play recent PS exclusives? They can buy a recent PS console, for Sony it's where the money is. You Xbox fanboys always defend MS going to PC by claiming Windows is just another MS platform, so if that is the case MS earns more by going PC as well by that idea alone, Sony wouldn't in that case, they would only get the software and services sale but not the hardware making them lose money.
@moldybread they don't need the mobile business. Their movie business is actually doing very well. James Bond and Spiderman alone makes them enough profit. And their music business is doing well lol
PlayStation is striking back with Mobile. They made a studio recently for them to use PlayStation Ip to make Mobile games exclusively. Doesn't mean sequel rather use Remake, Port, Spin Off
Failed on mobile? The xperia brand does just fine. Obviously they're not doing iPhone, Samsung or HTC numbers but they're doing fine and make some quality phones too.
@ShadowKnight "Their movie business is actually doing very well. James Bond and Spiderman alone makes them enough profit." motion pictures dropped by 34% http://variety.com/2016/biz... as for my comment about mobile i was talking about them pulling out of android and playstation mobile support. http://ca.ign.com/articles/... @StardustLemon "What does feeling unique have to do with anything? No, seriously. I've seen you and possibly a few other say this a couple of times, but what does it even mean? And what bearing does it have on anything?" some people think that exclusives going elsewhere such as the pc would make the console less unique. "How would like or dislike of a "new more powerful PS4" play into that? And quantify this "some" you speak of. Is it a tiny, insignificant handful of people? Are they even all PS fans(since quite a few Xbox fans seem to be against a supposed Neo, too). Can you even be bothered to understand why anyone's against it at all, or did you just make up your own reasons?" oh, so all ps4 fans are supportive of ps4 neo? well that's good.
@moldybread My post above shows exactly why..because you know exactly why, because it would make for an argument to not buy a playstation! If playstation Now was also on PC the media would pose the Question why would you than need to buy a Playstation ? I'm sure the media would and many such as yourself would move to the argument of , well with playstation now I can now play Uncharted and other 1st party Games that were [Exclusive] to a playstation console, now there is Less of a reason to buy one. When I can just wait until the games hit playstation now on PC. So with Xbox & PC I can now just rent playstation Now and do not have to buy a Playstation at all. That's exactly what Sony would want to see and hear on gamer forums and news sites making the case for not buying a Playstation console! Yes very smart business move alright..but. Sony would make so much more money right? /s @moldybread [so again why would they not add this service to the pc? they already have deals with some tv makers as a streaming app built in. ] Again as I pointed out to you and others, why would Sony again need the PC? If they were going to since the main Graphics Api on smart TV's is Vulkan moving Forward, and the main Operating system moving forward in smartTV's is again AndroidOS.. Why would Sony start back investment into PC's when Sony divested themselves of PC market investment's? PC operating system Eco systems are not in the driver seat for computer entertainment in the Living room, its currently AndroidOS, and iOS. So again why worry about PC, Microsoft has that market pretty much on lock. While Sony has invested into AndroidOS not Windows OS. [getting the service out there seems like a no-brainer and the pc is a perfect complimentary device to streaming games. playstation now does not offer ps4 games, so why would this impact ps4 sales?] Again PC is not the main platform for computer entertainment in the living room at this pointpoint it is Consoles and AndroidOS, an iOS. If they did go with PC , platform most likelihood be SteamOS first before Windows 10 OS if at all because with steam OS uses Vulkan as its default Graphics Api not DirectX. So porting to a another platform that Also use Vulkan vs having to pay for Usage of DirectX , while Vulkan is free? Sony dumped Window PC based OS support software and hardware..even xperia smartphone's use the AndroidOS no windows OS based smartphone's from Sony mobile. If any thing Sony is investing more into AndroidOS. Why return to a divested platform that Sony has just gotten rid of?
@joeorc playstation now is not a selling feature for the ps4, it offers older generation titles. kind of the netflix of videogames. also add to the equasion that sony has never publicly released membership numbers says to me its not doing very well. so again why would they not add this service to the pc? they already have deals with some tv makers as a streaming app built in. http://www.cnet.com/news/sa... getting the service out there seems like a no-brainer and the pc is a perfect complimentary device to streaming games. playstation now does not offer ps4 games, so why would this impact ps4 sales?
"importance of a console" is that why sony is making the neo?
And neo isn't a console?
@Trez1234 but isnt one of the important things of a console is not having to upgrade every few years?
What rule is that? @jstark
"but isnt one of the important things of a console is not having to upgrade every few years?" Just as its even more important for consoles to keep their exclusives, you know exclusives! Try harder.
It's actually a great feature to be able to upgrade...no one needs to do it like you said.
PS Now and better DS4 support would be great.
Congratulations on actually reading the article and not just responding to the title. I see all these replies in the comments are a reaction to the title and it is so obvious few people actually read the article. The author is not talking about putting Sony exclusives on the PC! He is making the point that Playstation Vue (the TV service) and Playstation Now (the game streaming service) should be made available on the PC. Most of his article is on Vue, though, and he makes some good points on the lack of devices that it is on (currently limited to Sony consoles, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, and iOS devices). Opening Vue and PS Now to the PC would facilitate a higher adoption rate for both services. He also points out that Sony should also make drivers for the DS4 so that they work better on PC's. MS does with their Xbox controllers; Sony should, too. The DS4 is a damn fine controller and Sony could sell many more if they had proper driver support. Please people: READ THE ARTICLE. Don't just respond to titles.
To be fair, MS supports their console controller on their own OS...no surprises there right? Sony on the other hand will have to pay royalties to MS to do that, I presume, so that's one possible reason why Sony doesn't bother. That said there are plenty of user created emulators out there that support all Sony controller by mimicking the xbox one layout.
@Ultranova Windows is an open platform, Sony could publish whatever drivers and software they want for the DS4. They would have to pay a pittance to Microsoft if they wanted WHQL certification or something, but that's optional.
DS4 is widely supported these days without a special driver. If the game doesn't support it natively there's always InputMapped. Piece of cake.
The reason is very simple for not doing Such..you do know its not just a contest of console vs console its a contest of Eco system vs Eco system. What you are asking for Sony to do is step aside with their plans and help Microsoft's Eco system over their own! What company wants to do that when they are in the lead? Example : In the news cycle would be This as a Question posed on gamer media and news sites talking about technology. " ....is there a reason to buy a Playstation? " Now? With Sony now putting Playstation Now on PC , I can now play Uncharted without buying a Playstation. On my Windows PC..so than of course since its a windows 10 device Sony should aldo put Playstation Now on Xbox platforms. How does that make the case for Sony staying the main computer entertainment platform for the living room? It does not.. Now you can use the key points of Marketing against Sony on what made A reason to even buy a Playstation to be more now, I can just rent playstation games I want to play on PC. With PC I can now play those Playstation games with out having to buy a Playstation. Now on PC you can play the best games now With Playstation Now available. Than Sony why not make playstation now available on the Xbox one?
Use InputMapper or other software supporting DS4 use for PC games.
Because..... follow the... non-leader? Don't think it's even close to consideration other than features such as Cross-play and Remote Play.
Not really beneficial for Sony. Microsoft has Windows so the move was beneficial for them since a majority of people use their OS already.
true, but why did sony support the new street fighter and also allow that to come to the pc? they also had games like everquest 2 that was on windows. pixeljunk games also came to the pc. wipeout was also on the pc. which means sony has been supportive on the pc platform but they want to keep their big exclusives on the console because they are more concerned about selling hardware. it would be nice to have all games come to the pc but in reality it doesn't make busniess sense for everyone. gamers shouldn't care either way since they get to play the game anyways so why care?
Because I bet you the exclusive deal was cheaper if they allowed it on PC. They basically brought the right for it not to be on Xbox.
Are u serious? There's a BIG difference between first party and second or third party exclusives. It's not about keeping " their big exclusives" it's just that ND for example is a Sony/playstation Dev team aka in house. Judging from your comments you really don't know anything about playstation or the difference between capcom and Sony.
[it would be nice to have all games come to the pc but in reality it doesn't make busniess sense for everyone. gamers shouldn't care either way since they get to play the game anyways so why care?] You mean as long as its a Windows OS based PC right? I mean what about Steam or Mac? I mean if its good , that why not have Microsoft itself open Source DirectX or Make Xbox And Windows 10 Exclusive Also release on SteamOS & Mac and Linux? Note software sales would ; you know increase. I mean if it does not matter on a consumer level how about As you stated "gamers shouldn't care either way since they get to play the game anyways so why care?" So why is the Media and yourself not asking Microsoft to do such thenselves...but you are asking only Sony to be the company to do it... Why not ? I mean what would be wrong with Windows 10 & Xbox platforms exclusives go to Nintendo & Playstation platforms also ? You said it yourself. "gamers shouldn't care either way since they get to play the game anyways so why care?" Again you and others are asking Sony to step aside for Microsoft's Eco system , why not Microsoft do the same?
No. If only for the number of issues surrounding ports which PC/console gamers ignore while also complaining about it at the same time.
Oh my God, you changed your avatar. You had it for so long. Its the end of an era.
That was my 2rd or 3rd. And this one is still red. Maybe I shold have gone with another Sazabi variant.
are we blaming the pc for the disasterous launch of driveclub? one way to get around your issue is to hire other developers to do the port. that way it won't affect the ps4 version. but i doubt you guys would be supportive of that either or any other suggestion to solving any problems you might have with the concept of sony expanding its games to the pc. this article talks more about services provided by sony, not necessarily its exclusive games. which begs the question what is preventing playstation now from coming to the pc? would it not make finacial sense to broaden its userbase?
More like the excessive complexity chasing after HD and online the industry is still recovering from since the 7th console gen. Multiplatforming just added one, if not several, extra layers atop that while publishers piled on even more with production schedules that favored stockholders over quality. The last said there is legitimacy in setting spending limits and resource investment.
Keep on hoping, never going to happen! There's no reason for it, they have no obligation to PC gamers at all, unlike MS. If PC gamers want to play the PlayStation exclusives so much they can buy a Sony console like everyone else, if they don't want to do that, well, their loss...
You know sony had a PC Business at one time. They may get back into it who knows but yeah I agree Sony shouldn't cannibalize their console right now, but in the future if console sales slow due to these PS4.5s and the like going to PC would be a smart move.
No, it still wouldn't be a smart move, if what you describe happens it will be a move out of desperation because they are losing customers in your scenario. Besides, I think some people will be annoyed by a new console already (if it's happening) but I doubt it will hurt Sony that badly, so no, I still don't see them moving to PC...
The margin on PC's is quite small and the risks can be considerable.This is one the reasons why IBM got out of the PC business and concentrated more on services and expensive large commercial computer mainframes. For Sony to go to PC's would effectively put them at the mercy of Microsoft since most PC's sold today come with a Microsoft operating system which in pretty much all cases will be Windows 10. For those people who are contemplating purchasing a PC be it a laptop or a desktop in the near future you can download the Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft. (a quick search will find it). It is very easy to install from a USB key although I strongly suggest you don't select the "Quick Install" (Microsoft counts on you doing this). Choose to customise (it is very easy) and you can turn off allot of very intrusive settings which are turned on by default although you will have to fiddle with the Registry to lock the machine down more. There are third-party tools that can do this but the question to ask is can you trust them. Having the Win10 ISO and knowing how to install it (the web is your friend here) can save you a huge amount of aggro if you get a virus or malware on your system at a later date. Of course, this does not absolve you from backing up your personal data. In addition, I do suggest keeping a record (written on paper or in a file in your personal folder) of all your settings including first and third party software as well as any license keys. Personally, I would not have Win10 as the primary operating system on my PC (I use Fedora 23 Linux with Win10 in a virtual machine that I hardly use) since by default it really does "phone home" but if you want Win10 on your PC then install it properly from ISO since it is very easy and you will get rid of allot of rubbish that you normally get when you purchase a PC with Win10 preinstalled.
They want to play PlayStation games on PC, is called RemotePlay or PS1/PS2/PS3 Emulators.
@Kaneki-Ken9h ago [They want to play PlayStation games on PC, is called RemotePlay or PS1/PS2/PS3 Emulators.] Exactly! Sony is not going Erode the Reason to own a Playstation game console further , just to under cut their console's reason for Existing in order to Help Bolster Microsoft's Eco system of Windows 10&Xbox Eco system , instead of Sony's very own Playstation Eco system.
MS had an obligation? Must've missed it. Nope. I didn't. No obligation.
Never gonna happen. Maybe Vue or PS Now though.
Im down for an all-in-one Playstation program that would allow for some ps4 features like chat, streaming or using PSVR as a hmd on pc but against having games come to pc.
PSVR will surely be hacked to run on PC's and in Steam VR sooner rather than later...
Wont happen cuz Sony knows their console will always sell WW.MS&Ninty have a harder time selling outside their main homeland.
That's incorrect, Nintendo if they were not idiots have proven they can sell to America and Europe as well. But they have stop selling outdated, policy restricted, designed for children consoles. Microsoft yeah will never sell in Japan, Japanese people actually have pride and try to buy Only Japanese (Reason why Sony TVs are still in business).
Yes most people don't realize that Japanese culture is somewhat closed off... I'm not surprised MS has a hard time getting Japanese games on their console.
Not quite true. Microsft effectively owns the PC market which includes laptops and desktops although they are doing reasonably well in the tablet market as well. Even people in Japan who may only buy a Japanese branded PC will normally have to put up with MS Windows unless they can put on or have put on a Linux or BSD distribution. If you are a serious gamer you would normally get a desktop that was pre-built although the hard-core gamer will either purchase a gaming PC, get one built or build it themselves and in most cases with the latest Microsoft OS which will be Windows 10. Yes, I know some will disagree with this but even if you have Win7 (mainstream support is over) or even Win8.1 (still mainstream supported) you are going to be forced into upgrading especially if you wish to play Microsoft-centric games that use DirectX 12.
No, they shouldn't
Not going to happen. Sony support their own consoles and the consumers.
What about vita tho?
Vita still has loads if game releasing for it.
But Sony stopped supporting it
Na, they really shouldnt. Sorry, I dont care what anyone says but Exclusives matter. Even if theyre not the highest selling games, theyre still the games that give a console its identity, its uniqueness. I doubt that many PC gamers are screaming we really want that PS game on PC anyway, and I dont want PS devs wasting their time on PC ports when they could be working on more PS4 games. To me its simple, if you want PS4 games, buy a PS4, if you want Xbox games buy an Xbox, if you want PC games, buy a PC.
Well there no need to buy an Xbox anymore since all exclusive coming to PC so Xbox lost their identity once they allow this.
Yep everyone builds PCs all of a sudden
@Tob Better than paying for online while pc gamers are getting the better experience with free online multiplayer.
Majority of gamers don't care for pc... And won't suddenly be interested in a pc. So. That's false. Gears ultimate still sold well. And hey its on pc
I so agree exclusives matter. I hear so many pc people say they play better games anyway. Keep those exclusives we're they are at.
No, that would be a suicide.
We have a console for people who want to enjoy PlayStation exclusives. Its called the PS4.
That's why mr. empty barrel here is complaining...he's too proud of an XBoy to buy a PS4.
they already on steam with playstation mobile
PlayStation Mobile? You mean that platform for really simple mobile phone like games that they SHUTDOWN recently?
Those games aren't 1st party lol