Sony wants half of its games to be on PC and mobile by 2025. The company’s president of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, said in a blog post that Sony is currently working on creating a more unified PlayStation ecosystem for its games.
As shown in a presentation delivered at Sony’s annual investor day, by 2025, about half of the company’s game releases would be on PC or mobile. According to a graph shown during the presentation, this would represent a significant rise over the company’s releases this year, when around a quarter of the company’s releases will be on Pcs and mobile devices, with the rest divided between its PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 platforms.
This is really big news for PC and Mobile gamers. However, Only a quarter of Sony’s games will be released on PC and mobile this year. According to a graphic shown at the company’s annual investor day. It appears that Sony has recognized the value of its recent PC releases, which include prior PlayStation exclusives such as God of War 4, Uncharted: Legacy Of Thieves Collection, and Horizon Zero Dawn. All of this has resulted in a significant increase in net sales on the platform. In fact, Sony predicts that its PC sales will soar to $300 million in 2022. That’s a huge spiral from $80 million last year.
Why Expand To Pc?
“By expanding to PC and mobile, as well as… live services”. Said Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan. “We have the chance to shift from a scenario where we are present in a relatively limited slice of the entire game software industry to being present pretty much everywhere.”
Last year, Video Games Chronicle claimed that Sony has hired Nicola Sebastiani. The former content chief of Apple Arcade was the first of several new recruits to focus on mobile at PlayStation Studios. The business claimed in a presentation that it wants to offer mobile games through a variety of methods; including co-developing titles with existing mobile developers and forming its own network of studios.
Sony’s presentation included further information on its live service gaming goals, in addition to PC and mobile. By 2025, it hopes to have 12 live service franchisees, up from one last year and three this year. This indicates that Sony is working on two unknown live service games for the fiscal year 2022 (MLB The Show 2022 being the third, and Ryan confirmed in a Q&A that Bungie’s Destiny isn’t included). Sony had stated that by March 2026, it aimed to release over ten live service games.
Ryan also seems to imply that PS4 games will be discontinued by 2025; According to the newspaper. After that, the PS5 will cater to this segment of the gaming business. Is PC gaming the future?