PlayStation is investing an additional $300 million in first-party games to launch on “multiple platforms”
First-party games have always been central to Sony’s PlayStation strategy, and that has become doubly true over the past decade. Looking at the success the company has had with proprietary megatons like Uncharted, The Last of Us, God of War, Horizonand more so, it should come as no surprise that this is an area where Sony wants to see continued growth.
To this end, the company invests another considerable amount for this purpose. In its recent quarterly earnings call, Sony said it would invest an additional $300 million in proprietary software development.
“We plan to increase software development spending aimed at bolstering proprietary software in our existing studios by approximately 40 billion yen. [$308 million]said Sony (transcribed by IGN).
Interestingly, Sony also says these games will be released on “multiple platforms.”
“Going forward, we aim to grow the gaming business by strengthening our proprietary software and rolling out that software across multiple platforms,” the company said.
In all likelihood, this refers to first-party games that will also be released on PC. It’s no secret, after all, that Sony is also looking to expand its presence in the PC space, having already brought the likes of God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Days gone to the platform. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection should also be released on PC this year, possibly in June.