PlayStation Live-Service Games Releasing on PC Day One, SP Games at Least a Year After

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Sony once told PlayStation fans that its first-party games would never do the same day-and-date launch with PC, and many thought the wait for PC releases would be at least two years. But it looks like the Japanese gaming company has had a change of heart.

The wait for PS games arriving on PC is going to shrink more and more. In a recent interview with Julien Chieze, Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst revealed some fascinating information about upcoming PS games.

PlayStation First-Party Games on PC

Hulst claims that first-party PS games will be released on PC at least one year after their initial launch. It doesn't mean that every PS-exclusive title would come to Microsoft Windows, or that the wait will only be one year. Sony could decide not to port a particular game or release it after two years. What it means is that don't expect a PC port in less than a year.

The Exception to the Rule

There is an outlier to this rule, and that is live-service games, also known as Games as a Service titles. Hulst announced that live-service games could see same-day release with PC and PlayStation. The reason is that these titles require a significant player base right from the beginning, and that's why it makes sense to do a multi-platform release. 

"Live service games are a little bit different in nature because you want to have a strong community; strong engagement right away, right when you go live. So, we might in the case of our live-service offerings go day-and-date with PC and the PlayStation platform," Hulst said in the interview.

This is a good piece of news for both PS and PC players. A combined release of such titles will increase the longevity of these games, which will later lead to better post-launch support.

While not an official confirmation, it looks like the upcoming Horizon and The Last of Us multiplayer game will get a PC release with PlayStation. Now Sony, go ahead and port TLOU Part 2 and Forbidden West to Windows as well, so we can have both complete series on the master race.

So, what do you think? Are you excited about Sony's live-service games? Or do you care more about single-player experiences? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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