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Sony Will Halve its Games on PC and Mobile by 2025

Sony Will Halve its Games on PC and Mobile by 2025
Source: IGN

According to a presentation delivered at Sony’s annual investor day, by 2025, about half of the company’s game releases would be on PC or mobile. According to a graph showed during the presentation, this would represent a significant rise over the company’s releases this year, when around a quarter of the company’s releases will be on PC and mobile, with the rest divided between its PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 platforms.

“By expanding to PC and mobile, and it must be said… also to live services, we have the opportunity to go from being present in a very narrow segment of the overall gaming software market to being present pretty much everywhere,” Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan said, according to Video Games Chronicle.

Ryan said, “substantial increase in the number of people who play our games, the number of people who like our games, and the number of people who spend money on our games” might result from investing in PC and mobile.

Sony’s presentation suggests that bringing games like Horizon Zero Dawn, Days Gone, and God of War to PC is already paying off, with net sales on the platform more than doubling from $80 million last year to an anticipated $300 million in 2022. Sony has made no secret of its desire to bring more games to the PC, founding a PlayStation PC label and even acquiring a PC port company last year.

Last year, Video Games Chronicle claimed that Sony has hired Nicola Sebastiani, the former content chief of Apple Arcade, as the first of several new recruits to focus on mobile at PlayStation Studios. The business claimed in a presentation that it wants to offer mobile games through a variety of methods, including co-developing titles with existing mobile developers and forming its own network of studios.

Sony’s presentation included further information on its live service gaming goals, in addition to PC and mobile. By 2025, it hopes to have 12 live service franchisees, up from one last year and three this year. This indicates that Sony is working on two unknown live service games for the fiscal year 2022 (MLB The Show 2022 being the third, and Ryan confirmed in a Q&A that Bungie’s Destiny isn’t included). Sony had stated that by March 2026, it aimed to release over ten live service games.

Finally, the business stated that it intends to expand the usage of its IP outside gaming, citing the recent Uncharted film and the planned HBO series based on The Last of Us as examples.

Sony intends to transition “PlayStation’s present console-centric strategy to a future where substantial components of our community reach outside the console,” according to a final slide.