Hermen Hulst, the head of PlayStation Studios, has effectively laid the groundwork for the upcoming PC port of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End…
We previously wrote about how Sony’s presentation itself has mentioned that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, the end of Nathan Drake’s story, was listed as a title on PC. It means that Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone were no one-offs that randomly got ported from PlayStation to PC. They were meant to be the first titles in Sony’s strategy.
„We’re still early on in our planning for PC, and Horizon Zero Dawn has been very successful. I think it shows there’s an appetite from gamers outside the PlayStation ecosystem to experience the amazing portfolio of games that PlayStation fans have enjoyed for years,” said Hulst in an interview on the PlayStation Blog. We have quoted this interview earlier today for another reason, but there’s more to dissect here.
Hulst then explained how the PlayStation consoles are the best place to play the first-party titles, but he did not forget about the PC users: „But we do value PC gamers, and we’ll continue to look at the right times to launch each game. [Sony Interactive Entertainment] Bend Studio just released the PC version of Days Gone on May 18. So that’s about two years after the PlayStation 4 release. That’s the goal — we want to reach new gamers who haven’t yet experienced the great stories, characters, and worlds that we’ve built. Releasing games on PC will not come ever at the expense of building an exciting lineup of great console games.”
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is an even earlier game (2016…) than Days Gone, so it might be arriving this year on Steam and the Epic Games Store. But after that, why not port Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, too? It’d look weird if they ported the fourth main game but not the first three ones.