Playstation’s live service games may come out on PC at the same time, but other games will have to wait at least a year.
“I think there will be at least one year between our own platform, Playstation, and the PC platform in the future,” says Playstation CEO Hermen Hulst in an interview with YouTuber Julien Chieze.
“Live service games deviate from this because you immediately want to create the strongest possible community and engagement. There is a chance that, in the case of our live service offerings, our games will be released on both PC and Playstation on the same day. .”
Playstation has since expanded their PC market considerably, with games such as Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, Days Gone and Marvel’s Spider-Man. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves and Sackboy: A Big Adventure will be released on PC this month. Marvel’s Spider Man: Miles Morales and The Last of Us Part I are still in the offing.
Playstation is also trying to expand their live service and multiplayer games. Haven Studios is working on a live service title, and Naughty Dog is developing a multiplayer game set within the universe of The Last of Us. It is also rumored that Sony is working on a multiplayer game in the Horizon universe.
While Playstation is investing more than before in live service games, they also say users don’t have to worry about narrative single-player games coming.