During Sony’s annual investor day, it revealed that it plans to expand PlayStation titles to other platforms. The company expects to have half of its releases on PC and mobile by 2025.
Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan told Video Games Chronicle that it wants to explore other platforms instead of limiting itself to consoles. Ryan said, “PlayStation Studios historically has executed wonderfully in the delivery of a strong portfolio of narrative rich, graphically beautiful single-player games, but it’s certainly the case that we have restricted ourselves to a rather narrow portion of the gaming market”.
The Sony executive added, “By expanding to PC and mobile, and it must be said… also to live services, we have the opportunity to move from a situation of being present in a very narrow segment of the overall gaming software market, to being present pretty much everywhere”.
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The company has big plans for PC and mobile gaming, and it expects to rake in a whopping $300 million from PC games alone within the next financial year. To compare, in FY 2021, PC games made $80 million. The year before that, Sony managed to make $35 million from the PC game sector.
The company made a killing via PC games, which attributed to a significant chunk of their revenue. It comes as no surprise that Sony wants to take advantage of this by releasing even more such games. Horizon Zero Dawn has earned a mind-boggling $60 million till date, which alone is three fourths of Sony’s PC game revenue over the period of 2021.
Sony appears to be building momentum by offering more PC titles. Moreover, it has acquired a port developer and started using the PlayStation PC branding. Besides PC and mobile, the company is also eyeing live service games. It aims to run 12 live service franchises by 2025.