Sony brings more games to PC and mobile
Sony brings more games to PC and mobile

Sony plans to have nearly half of all game releases available on PC or phone by 2025, according to a presentation given during the company's annual investor day.

A graph shown during the presentation showed that this is a significant increase over the versions released this year, with about a quarter of the company's releases available via desktop or mobile, with the rest split between platforms.

“We have the opportunity to move from a very narrow segment of the game software market to somewhat mainstream by expanding into PC, phone and live services,” said Jim Ryan, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Ryan added that investing in computers and mobile phones could significantly increase the number of people who play the company's games, enjoy its games, and spend money on its games.

The company's presentation noted that Sony is capitalizing on the influx of titles such as Horizon Zero Dawn, Days Gone and God of War on PC, with net sales on the platform tripling from $80 million last year to support Meet's forecast of $300 million by 2022. .

The company has been open about its plans to bring more games to the PC. It released PlayStation PC posters and last year acquired a development company to bring its games to the PC.

Sony expects PC game sales to triple

On the phone side, the company hired Nicola Sebastiani, the former head of content at Apple Arcade, last year. Sebastiani is the first of many new additions to PlayStation Studios focused on mobile devices.

The company said it plans to launch the mobile game in several ways. Methods include co-development of mobile games with existing developers and building their own studio network.

In addition to computers and phones, Sony's presentation provided more details about the streaming service's gaming ambitions.

The company plans to have 12 live-game franchises by 2025. Last year it was one franchise, and this year it was three.

This indicates that Sony has two unannounced live service games in the works for release in fiscal year 2022.

The company previously announced plans to launch more than 10 games on the streaming service by March 2026. It also wants to expand the use of its intellectual property beyond games.

The Japanese giant has made it clear that it wants to transform PlayStation's current platform-centric approach into a future where most elements of its community can expand beyond gaming platforms.

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