PlayStation Games Won’t Release on PC for “At Least a Year,” Says PS Studios Head

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PC gamers will have to wait at least one year before they get the privilege of playing PlayStation’s biggest titles on more powerful hardware, according to new comments from Hermen Hulst. Hulst, who serves as the head of PlayStation Studios, told YouTuber Julien Chieze in a new interview that he thought it’d be “at least a year” between the releases, with one possible exception being live service titles. These could release on PlayStation and PC simultaneously.

“I think going forward we’ll see at least a year between releases on PlayStation and on the PC platform, possibly with the exception of live service games,” Hulst said.

“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.”

From a VGC report:

Sony’s sixth PC title, Spider-Man Remastered, released in August. It will be followed by PC ports of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy A Big Adventure and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection later in the year.

There is mounting evidence that 2021’s Returnal will be coming to PC soon, potentially making it the shortest release window for an original PS5 title to make the transition to PC.

VGC claims that it has already received footage that shows Returnal running on PC. Sackboy: A Big Adventure, which was seemingly announced last week, will be released on October 27, while Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is due a week earlier on October 19. Spider-Man: Miles Morales is yet to get an official release date.

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