PlayStation is in one of its best moments thanks to the success of PlayStation 5 and its expansion to PC. While the brand has had some stumbles, it is a fact that it will continue with its current strategy where exclusives are very important.
Jim Ryan, head of Sony Interactive Entertainment, stated that PlayStation 5 will receive even more exclusive games and that they will continue with their plan of staggered releases for PC. Thus, exclusives will remain on their console for a few years before coming to PC.
PlayStation will not have simultaneous releases on PS5 and PC
During an interview with Famitsu (via Wccftech), Ryan talked about the importance of exclusive games for its current strategy and for PlayStation 5. The creative pledged that PlayStation Studios will deliver even more exclusives and that some of them will come to PC, but not day 1.
The executive believes that it is important to cater to the fans who gave PlayStation 5 a chance, so its exclusives will continue to have a staggered release on PC. Ryan believes that gamers are okay with their games coming to PCs after 2 or 3 years of their console release.
"We also fully understand the importance of PS5 exclusive titles. As I mentioned earlier, PlayStation Studios' main responsibility is to have people enjoy the game experience using the latest PS. We are increasing the number of PS5 exclusive titles and staggering the release of the PC version.
"I often have the opportunity to ask game fans for their opinions, and when I ask them about the time lag, they say that selling the PC version two or three years after the release of the PS version is accepted favorably." the executive said.
We know that PlayStation has made some exceptions to this rule. So it apparently analyzes on a case-by-case basis to determine which games can come to PC before or even after that launch window. This strategy opposes that of Xbox and Microsoft, which have simultaneous releases on consoles and PC.