Sony has updated its official PC publisher status on Steam from PlayStation Mobile to PlayStation PC ahead of the release of God of War.
Good better branding
Shows that they're serious about bringing their games to PC.
I don’t see why not. IMO Sony will never do day 1 PC, but why not put the old games on it like god of war and days gone. Make money off the older the games.
They should just port all their PS1, and PS2 games on PC already.
And by then, all the content and balancing is usually finished by then, making pc the best place to experience their best singleplayer games. It only makes sense for them to go this route. They still maintain console exclusivitiy between other consoles and can earn more on their titles with by later bringing it to a PC market.
Well, never say never. People said two three years ago that Sony’s first party titles would only ever appear on their consoles. Fast forward to today and that ship has sailed. So in another couple of years are we going to see day and date? Possible, but I can also see Sony sticking to this current strategy. Thing is, if they came this far, it’s not to much of a stretch to see them going day and date on the pc.
That's probably where it's headed day 1 on PC, works for me. Lol
If you can't see the writing on the wall already, idk what to tell you. Day 1 will happen soon enough. They didn't rebrand and buy Nixxes for no reason. People also said Playstation exclusives will never be on PC period. And here we are.
@ real Ted then Xbox game pass should come to PlayStation as well as Nintendo they’re the one that wants to have their games everywhere. Just admit it you want to play Sony games day one without buying their console. There’s nothing worse than a entitled master race player Whinnying about NOT HAVING EVERYTHING NOW
Never say never. If it is financially beneficial to them, they would release on PC day 1 or at least 3-6 months after launch. This is a business.
I’m down for day 1 releases but that won’t happen.
they'll definitely be day one at some point in the future imo
They might do Day & Date with Free-to-Play Multiplayer games though. They wouldn't exactly be losing any money with that approach to those titles.
Sales are normally all in the 1st month apart from the best of the best of course. I think 6/12months is fine before porting over to PC
As long as it’s older titles and not games on the current generation then it’s not a huge issue
A huge issue for whom? Gamers or fanboys?
The issue is that people take issue with good games being on multiple platforms in the timeframe where sales make or break chances for sequels, or even the studio's future. Provide a good platform and service, then you don't have to worry about anything. People will buy that platform. We're gamers. We should want good games at access to as many people as possible. Not whine about the pieces of plastic you play them on.
I can smell the jealousy already.
I've got no issue with the game being offered on PC alongside ps5 as a ps5 player. I like choice I have a capable PC myself but it's a choice of mine that after spending a day working with a kB/m I chose not to relax behind one even if graphics and or frame rates are better. Only issue I see is if the PS version is compromised in any way.
Jesus you guys are so defensive I just meant newer titles like Day 1 Who wants PS5 titles Day 1 to come to the PC? I mean really? It defeats the point of having a PS5 People have called Microsoft for this but now that Sony could do it it’s now good? THATS fanboyish I literally can’t believe the complete 180 on this now
"As long as it's older titles and not games on the current generation then it's not a huge issue" *Gets called out* "What I was saying was not day one" No you didn't. You literally said what was an entire generation past. We're the defensive ones? You're literally switching up your narrative within the same comment. You get called out because you always act like this on here. That's the real truth.
@gouldybobs Funny how you forgot to mention Sony. It would be an issue to Sony because I and many others would smarten up and not get their unnecessary console. That is the issue. And that would be a Sony issue not gamer or fanboy. Just like how I won't be getting an Xbox this gen since all their games are coming to PC. @tedcruz Nope. PlayStation hasn't really ever had an issue with sales..the Xbox has had that problem though. Also being a gamer has nothing to do with this random desire to really want other people to have access to games...exclusivity matters...it's why Sony has outsold Xbox and stayed in the console space for so long. It's also what has brought us the best experiences in gaming that we currently enjoy. And as for as making it more accessible. Putting it on PC doesn't make it more accessible money wise. PC is a more expensive investment considering the ps5 price tag and capabilities. So it's already the most accessible place to play
@TheRealTedCruz It's literally the same thing considering the current generation has basically just began, we are literally just passing the first year with not many PS5 titles having launched because AGAIN we're still in the early days...it was implied lets be honest Day 1 at this CURRENT time means any games at the moment being released on the PS5. God of War 2018 wants to release on PC, fair enough, if God of War Ragnarok was released Day 1 or even a month later then what's the point of having this brand new expensive console. "You get called out because you always act like this on here" Oh you're going there? Being an ass with personal attacks to me as a user not what's on this article, being on topic? Okay I'll do the same And you, like always try and act like this "true gamer" who's totally in the middle within these "fanboy" related articles and act like we should all hold hands as one and sing kumbaya around a camp fire yet other comments you make usually go against that, that's the truth. See. I can do the same.
"Who wants PS5 titles Day 1 to come to the PC? I mean really? It defeats the point of having a PS5" The "I'll just play it on PC" argument realistically only applies to the 5% of gamers that have high-end PCs comparable in tech to the PS5/Series X. The average gamer doesn't care if PC gamers have access to the same games they do.
Day 1 or year 1... doesnt really matter so long as Sony understands there is a segment of gamers who would enjoy the opportunity to play their games on the PC. And it looks like the head of PS understands that. The timing is up to them to decide, not us. There will always be those early adopters who play on console and those who wait a bit longer for PC. Nothing wrong with that.
I don't get why people care about this. If it came to Switch or Xbox, then sure, maybe there's an argument that you don't need to buy a PS5. But really, most people aren't about to bail out on PS hardware and buy a high end gaming rig & people enjoying the games I play on my PS5, on their PC, doesn't affect my enjoyment of them or make me feel guilt over my hardware purchase. I purchased a PS5 because I like playing the games on a big TV, from the comfort of my couch with my family around me, rather than being stuck at a desk with a headset on sitting a few feet from a smaller display. If more people want to / get to experience Sony exclusives, great, welcome to the party, you're in for a treat - and it's even more money for Sony to deliver us more great exclusives in the future.
PC players being able to play a game that you can play on ps5, doesn’t affect you. So it’s not an issue even if it is a current game.
How is it an Issue at all? I won't be buying a Playstation anytime soon. But I'll gladly play some of the interesting ones on PC like God of War. They would never get my money otherwise. There's plenty of people like me. How is catering to that audience bad for Sony or for gamers in general?
Why would there be an issue? This just seems like an issue for fanboys. For gamers, this is a win-win. PS5 owners gets good games Day 1 and PC gamers gets games day 1. Only fanboys would hate this cause they only want the exclusives on PS5 so that they can argue that you NEED a PS5 to play X games.
@foxtrot Why would new games be an issue?
@Foxtrot You're going to have an issue this generation lol
Do you want to keep back tracking and make believe that your original comment doesn't blatantly say "as long as it's not from this generation"? Or just keep on playing dumb? Making it as though anyone with reading comprehension simply mistook your words for something entirely not what they represent. And no, I'm actually pretty unbiased when it comes to games. I just play the ones I want to play. There's just so many Only Sonys on here, all the compliments I give towards Sony gets drowned out by me calling out Sony Defense Force 2.0 that make up 4/5 of this site.
When do you think GT7 is coming? 5 and 6 were bad I hope they fixed things in 7. How long before day and date games?
From a business perspective , they don't make money selling playstation consoles , it's the games.
and the PS+ subscriptions (which require players to be on a console, I guess).
Playstation 5 is making profit per console now I believe.
Hmmm... I wonder if any "PlayStation PC" hardware will show up like from yesterday's comment?....not yet?...too early? Not coming? Let's wait and see...
Really can't see that happening at all tbh.
No, it's still dumb. They couldn't keep VAIO in the profitable let alone then try to compete in some pre-built gaming PC market. They are able to forego margins on console and price them so close to costs because they get that 30% royalty on software. If they made PCs, all profit would have to come from hardware (which would still be made by others like AMD) that they would then package together and sell at a premium. Just to maybe sell a few additional games through Steam? That's a big fail waiting to happen. They'll have a PC client/launcher in place soon enough. Maybe by the time their MP titles start to hit.
I'm still waiting for Crash Team Racing on PC.
Same. Or a PS5 patch. Love the game - hate the framerate. No kart racer should be 30fps lol
Makes sense, mobile doesn't really relate to PC at all.
PC gets a lot of free-to-play ports of mobile games, honestly. I doubt they get anywhere near the numbers of cellphones and tablets, but there's obviously a market, considering they exist.
Good for PS putting their older exclusives on PC to get some PC-only players to buy & play those older exclusives that are no longer selling on their existing consoles. More revenue to put towards new AAA exclusives including smaller titles.
Sony is highly interested in the PC market. Get over it. You keep saying old, but you'll keep seeing those windows from Playstation to PC grow smaller and smaller. You may think there's this loyalty between Sony and Playstation consumers, but you're just a transaction to them. PC players are no different. They see money in the PC platform. They're going for that money.
Again...years later or at the earliest 12 to 18 months..by then who cares if it goes to PC.
Can you imagine if it had really ended up being the Nintendo PlayStation...
"At launch" he says..... And the perks to owning a PC are "you can play the game a year or two later". Business is politics, its the very same thing. But Jim Ryan and Herman Hulst as selling the PlayStation short and theyre conveying the message that their faith in the PlayStation is wavering, that they dont have the faith in the PlayStation as a console as past CEOs have had knowing the strength of the PlayStation console in the gaming world. Ryan and Hulst seem more uncertain of the future than those before them as they dont have the crystal ball Kaz Harai and Andrew House once did leaning on Jack Tretton to challenge Don Mattrick and Nintendo, which worked well with that aggressive mentality. Jack Tretton bowed to no man. What PlayStation execs are saying now is: We're out of aggressive business ideas are now going to shadow Microsoft where we were once the industry leaders, now we just want to play with everyone else and this new business strategy of acquiring developers is draining our pockets so we cant be as strong as competitors as we once were. Theyre looking at the PlayStation 5, like the PS4 before it, a smaller gaming PC with all the game parts are components as a PC, theyre not looking at it as a game console anymore, which is the problem. When Ken Kutaragi was running PlayStation, he built a gaming console, unique and innovative, that was PlayStation. The PS4 and PS5 is just another Xbox console varient with the same brand of guts, the Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, and Dreamcast had all different chipsets from their competition, there wasnt anything the same about the SNES, N64, or Gamecube, they were video game consoles, not PCs and while it was "Sony Computer Entertainment" there was nothing Computer (PC) about it, up until the PS4, all Sonys gaming machines were consoles. Now, Jim Ryan and Herman Hulst have no more faith in consoles and are slowly transitioning into playing nicely with Microsoft in the PC gaming space while Nintendo will stand alone in all they know and what theyve always known, gaming on a dedicated gaming device, of some kind, but dedicated nonetheless. Jim Ryan and Herman Hulst want the easy way out, they dont want to deal with a challenge, challenging scalpers, challenging competing execs in hardware domination, its all just to hard and stressful for them and they wanna coast by.
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