Sony's Game Studios' Chairman hints at PC ports for Playstation Exclusives
This could be the biggest news of 2019 for PC players
Exciting news, PC gamers! After Sony bought out Rachet & Clank and Marvel’s Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games, Shawn Layden, Chairman of Sony’s game studios worldwide revealed more about the strategy of the gaming giants. And as you may have guessed from the title, it could mean some great news for fans of the Sony exclusives, such as The Last of Us Part II and God of War. “We must support the PlayStation platform -- that is nonnegotiable,” Layden remarked. “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”. Our guess from this is that they won’t hand their exclusives to closest rival Xbox, so like the Microsoft-owned company, Sony may be considering porting their games to PC to gain extra sales from their much-beloved franchises.
Playstation Exclusives we’d like to see on PC
These are the five games that we think would make waves if they were ported to PC over the coming years.
The Last of Us Part II
When The Last of Us released on Playstation 3 it became an instant classic. The storytelling in the game was revolutionary and it prompted an immediate remaster when the Playstation 4 got released. While Part II isn’t out yet, there’s lots of hype for the sequel with Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson reprising their roles as Joel and Ellie and we cannot see where this one takes the story next.
God of War
The reboot of God of War is one of the best modern adventure games. With a great combat system, stunning environments and likeable characters there’s not many better games on the Playstation 4 that would make use of the extra power of a PC like God of War.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Horizon: Zero Dawn’s impressive open-world environment is the perfect game to be enhanced with additional graphical settings of a PC port. Plus, the modding options for new beasts are so exciting that this would not just be a highly-rated game ported to the PC, but it would take the game to the next level!
Superhero games don’t get much better than Marvel’s Spider-Man. The combat is familiar but solid for fans of the genre but the traversing through New York is a joy thanks to the swinging mechanics. Plus, combine the usual Insomniac Games magic when it comes to story and you feel like the real Spidey saving New York from the baddies.
Difficult Action RPGs aren’t a new thing for PC fans with the likes of Dark Souls and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice already uber difficult to master but gaining a large a player base on PC. However, 2015’s Bloodborne is a rewarding and satisfying addition to the genre. Despite being nearly 4 years old it still holds up remarkably well and we reckon a remaster and PC port would only be a good thing to give the game a second lease of life.