During the last few years in the video games industry, we have been able to appreciate quite a remarkable dynamic. It’s that the big companies have begun to break some of the barriers of exclusivity that delimited each one of their ecosystems, and launching titles, that a few years ago would be exclusive for a specific console.
In the same way that the arrival of Ori and the Blind Forest for the Nintendo Switch and also Gears 5 for Steam was announced yesterday, Sony also has in mind the need to target a wider and much larger audience like Microsoft has already done before.
Coinciding with the announcement of the purchase of the much-acclaimed studio Insomniac Games (the creators of Ratchet & Clank, the Resistance series and even the recent successful Marvel’s Spider-Man), Shawn Layden told Bloomberg that the company’s overall strategy was going through a greater distribution of its products.
We must support the PlayStation platform, that is non negotiable. That said, you will see in the future some titles coming out of my collection of studios which may need to lean into a wider installed base.
The media points out that Shawn Layden referred to multi-player games intended to be played on PC, but there is no more information about which franchises or studios would be involved in that new direction and vision of the company.
Sony has been quite reluctant to open up to other platforms. After the words of Shawn Layden, with PS Now also available on PC, the idea of being able to download and run Sony games on PC seems now like a less crazy possibility.