Sony recently published a corporate report pertaining to the company’s financial future, which included details about its intention to port more PS4 games to PC.
The report is relatively lengthy, but one of the biggest takeaways can be communicated pretty succinctly. Essentially, Sony has decided that it will make more of its catalog available on PC after the success of recent ports for games like Death Stranding and Horizon: Zero Dawn – the latter of which launched with a build of questionable integrity.
“Sony Interactive Entertainment aims to achieve robust revenue growth by accelerating the virtuous cycle that has been established for the PlayStation Platform,” the report reads. “This entails increasing active users and play time, enhancing network services and reinforcing content IP so that consumers select PlayStation as their platform of choice.”
“Targeted outcomes include growth in active users, stronger retention and a shorter cash conversion cycle, from which expanded cash flow can be expected,” it continues. “We will explore expanding our first party titles to the PC platform, in order to promote further growth in our profitability.”
Sony isn’t the only company to recently benefit from transferring its games to PC – after the overwhelming success of Persona 4 Golden on Steam, Sega has stated that it intends to focus on “aggressively” porting other titles to the platform.
It’s worth noting that Sony’s most recent foray into PC porting involved the addition of Horizon: Zero Dawn to Steam. Despite being three years old, it sold immensely well from the get-go, coming second to internet sensation Fall Guys in the Steam bestsellers charts the week it launched.
Meanwhile, people are seriously taking advantage of the kind of under-the-hood exploration permitted by PC – one particularly apt example of this was the discovery that Norman Reedus has no penis in Death Stranding.
In related news, the PS5 is expected to launch in mid-November, approximately a week after Xbox Series X.