Sony won’t shut up about PC and smartphones, and PS Studios boss Hermen Hulst has been discussing its release strategy moving forwards. Specifically, he mentioned that there’ll be “at least a year” between its single player titles launching on PS5 and PC, but in some cases its live service titles – of which over 12 are in development – will be day-and-date.
“I think going forward we’ll see at least a year between releases on our own platform, PlayStation, and on the PC platform – possibly with the exception of live service games,” he told French journalist Julien Chièze. “Live service games are a little bit different in nature because you want to have strong community and strong engagement. So we might, in the case of our live service games, go day-and-date with PC and the PlayStation platform.”
While none of this is especially surprising, it will continue to be a divisive strategy among PlayStation enthusiasts. Sony is claiming that it can get a bigger return on its investment and actually grow its brands by releasing them on PC, while others argue it’s watering down the importance of its own ecosystem, which has historically been sold on the strength of its exclusives.