PS5: Sony wants to wait at least a year before launching its AAA games on PC

If Sony no longer hides its ambitions to invade the PC games market, the manufacturer does not forget to promote its PS5. In an interview with Youtubeur Julien Chièze, Hermen Hulst, boss of PlayStation Studios, explains that the Japanese firm will wait at least a year after their release to launch its AAA exclusives on Steam and other platforms.

The time when Sony was only present in the console market is now over. With the arrival of Marvel’s Spider-Man on PC this summer, the manufacturer has completed its catalog which is already starting to be well supplied. And the latter does not intend to stop there: at first timid, his ambitions are now clearly expressed. By 2025, no less than 50% of PlayStation games will also be available on PC and smartphone.

From there to seeing simultaneous releases on several platforms? Not so fast. Admittedly, Sony is now making eyes at PC gamers, but does not forget its first love. Hermen Hulst, boss of PlayStation Studios, came to temper the thing in a video by Youtubeur Julien Chièze. No, simultaneous releases will not take place. At least for AAA games, it will take at least a year on PC.

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Big PS5 games will take a year to come to PC

“I think in the future we will see at least a year between releasing our games on PlayStation and then on PC”, explains Hermen Hulst. A strategy that is reminiscent of that on PlayStation Plus, which prefers to wait for sales to drop to integrate AAA games into its catalog. Sony’s message is clear: its priority is indeed console sales.

Hermen Hulst still mentions an exception: service games. According to its terms, these “are a little bit different in nature that you need a strong community, a lot of engagement right from the start, right from the launch. So for those kinds of games, we could do simultaneous releases between PC and PlayStation.” PAs a reminder, Sony plans to launch 12 game services by the year 2025.