The PC release of the Sony Bend Studio developed game is apart of a bigger plan to release a whole slate of PlayStation games to the platform. The PC initiative at PlayStation started back in August when the company dipped its toe into the PC market with the release of Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition.
PlayStation CEO, Jim Ryan says the release of the game was a “straightforward success” on PC.
Firstly, in terms of the straightforward success of the activity of publishing the game on PC, people liked it and they bought it,” PlayStation CEO, Jim Ryan says.
“We also looked at it through the lens of what the PlayStation community thought about it. There was no massive adverse reaction to it. So we will continue to take mission steps in this direction.”
— Bend Studio #DaysGone (@BendStudio) February 23, 2021
While Ryan did not outright confirm Days Gone’s PC debut, the game’s developer in fact did. What other PlayStation games are jumping ship remains to be seen but I expect other games will also be from PlayStation Studios game released years ago instead of any recent releases.
PlayStation has said to not expect all PlayStation exclusives to come to PC. Right now PlayStation is deciding on a PC release on a title by title basis.
If I were a betting man, I would not be surprised to see Marvel’s Spider-Man swing its way onto PCs later this year.
The interesting thing about the PC releases is that they are done in a way to possibly tempt PC gamers into the PlayStation ecosystem. Another goal is to possibly invest more resources into PS5 remasters and possible sequels of other upcoming PC released PlayStation games if the release sells well for PlayStation.
While a potential Days Gone sequel has yet to be confirmed, the PC release may possibly be used to see if there is interest in the Days Gone property. It’s hard to say if a sequel will be announced this year especially with Sony Bend Studios writer and director leaving the studio back in December.