Kotaku, citing sources familiar with the matter, reported that Sony plans to port its exclusive game production to the PC, the first of which will be the 2017 release of the open-world game Horizon: Zero Dawn. Horizon: Zero Dawn isn’t the first PS-exclusive work to be transplanted to a PC, and Sony’s investment in Death Stranding will be ported to the PC platform this summer.
But unlike “Horizon: Zero Dawn” and “Death Stranding,” it was the first piece of production developed by Sony’s studio: it was developed by Guerrilla Games, which Sony acquired in 2005.
Sony’s studios developed PS exclusives primarily to push players to buy PS consoles, and the migration to other platforms seems to run counter to that.
Analysts believe the future of the game lies in the ecosystem, not the platform, and Sony rival Microsoft has released its first-party productions on both Xbox and PC in the past few years. Horizon: Zero Dawn is reportedly due out at the end of the year.