More PlayStation Games May Be Coming to PC on Day One, as Sony President Teases “Aggressive” Plan to Improve Margins by Taking Titles Multiplatform

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Sony has realized that console exclusivity isn’t the most lucrative option for PlayStation anymore and that multiplatform is the better path forward for improving margins, according to new comments shared today by Hiroki Totoki, who Sony appointed as President, COO on April 1, 2023. Some people seem to think that this means PlayStation could be considering bringing its first-party games day-and-date to the PC, but while Totoki didn’t exactly say that, it’s worth noting that HELLDIVERS 2, which was published by PlayStation PC LLC, was released for both PS5 and PC on February 8, 2024.

Totoki said:

  • “It’s been four months since I became chairman of SIE. A big problem of SIE that I found is they don’t necessarily have a deep understanding of how their work is being translated to growth, generation of sustainable profits, and higher margins for the unit as a whole”
  • “In the past, we wanted to popularize console, and the 1st party titles’ main purpose was to make the PlayStation console popular. It is true, but there is a synergy to it. So if you have strong first-party content, not only with our console but also other platforms like computers, 1st party can be grown with multiplatform and that can help operating profit to improve. So that is another one we want to proactively work on.”
  • “I personally think there are opportunities out there for improvement of margins, so I would like to go aggressive in improving our margin performance.”

Newer PlayStation games on PC include:

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
  • UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Last of Us Part I
  • Destiny 2 Lightfall
  • Returnal
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Predator Hunting Grounds
  • Days Gone

HELLDIVERS 2 description:

HELLDIVERS 2 is a 3rd person squad-based shooter that sees the elite forces of the Helldivers battling to win an intergalactic struggle to rid the galaxy of the rising alien threats. From a 3rd person perspective, players use a variety of weapons (pistols, machine guns, flamethrowers) and stratagems (turrets, airstrikes, etc.) to shoot and kill the alien threats. Players can also aim down the sights for a more accurate 1st person camera view. Combat is accompanied by frequent sprays of blood and dismemberment as players exterminate the alien forces or players and squad mates are hit by environmental explosions or friendly fire. Enemy encampments and battlefield environments depict bloodstains and dismembered corpses.


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Tsing Mui
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