"There is no loss in this deal," said Sean Leyden, former president of PlayStation Studios.
So it appears that the company's choice to bring the PS4 version of Horizon Zero Dawn to PC in August 2020 has prevented this barrier from entering the past. This is a seismic shift for the diffuser that protects a wide range of console monopolies. But, as former Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Shann Layden told her, adopting a more open strategy for porting first-person titles to PC was actually an easy decision.
On the latest episode of the PlayStation podcast, Leiden - who left Sony in October 2019 - said he was one of the few people considering using a computer. He took the initiative shortly before his retirement. After launching Horizon in 2020, Days Gone hit the podium earlier this year. Meanwhile, after the Uncharted 4 leak was announced in May, Sony announced at its PS5 demo in September that the Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection would release next year immediately upon the console release for PC. (Death Stranding was also released in July 2020 with 505 games in the pipeline.) p> READ MORE Sony buys Nixxes, a
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Layden's plans came down to a question: How could Sony attract new customers who weren't fans of the console? Computer owners have provided an easy selection of new players to attract. “The strategy we were developing there was to go where the new customers are, where those new fans can be,” Leiden said. We have to go to where they are...because they decided not to come to my house, so I have to go to theirs. And what is the best way to get to their home? “Why not choose one of our best selling games,” he said.
The gap between the launch of Horizon on PS4 in February 2017 and its release on PC was a key part of the idea. "There's 18 months or 24 months now, no real retail business," he said, referring to his thoughts in late 2019.Advertising
Read More Station on non-PS consoles Leiden doesn't think That Sony will absolutely commit to releasing consoles and PCs for its first-person games at the same time. In an interview with Playstation in June, the current head of SIE said that after the success of Horizon, the company was still planning "how" to approach the platform, adding that Sony's own consoles were still the only way to monopolize Play Studios. The new station will be "at launch".
Following Layden's thoughts, Holst noted that Days Gone had been released on PC for about two years after its release. p>
We value PC gamers and continue to explore the right times. He said he shoots every game.
What happens next?
Sony appears to be sticking with the idea with its recent acquisition of Nixxes, a studio that specializes in computer portals for developers such as Eidos-Montréal and Crystal Dynamics though However, Sony has yet to announce what Nixxes is working on.Released on Xbox platforms in April, given the latest PS4 exclusives, a sure bet is that something from their 2020 slate will be on the cards.If Sony can lock down the latest content The PS4 and PS5 clip for these releases, will remain the same as in the case of Death Stranding Director PS5, given the relative popularity of Sony franchises around the world., although you can really guess which option will be chosen next.
However There's no reason not to follow the strategy.. He explained that some PC gamers who decide to check out Horizon or Days Gone will also get a PS5 after doing so. "There is no harm in this deal. It allows people to look at the world of PlayStation."
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