A recent investor relations presentation has revealed Sony’s plans to release Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End on PC. This follows the recent release and the seeming success of another PS4-to-PC port — Days Gone on PC.
Also revealed in the presentation, was news that more PC releases are planned in the future. Of note in the presentation, Sony highlighted the fact and importance of the steadily reducing console sales over the years. In 2013, 48% of the company’s revenue was made up by console sales compared to 20% in 2020. On the flip-side, software, services, and peripherals now make up about 80% of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s revenue structure, marking a major shift in the importance of IPs in the company’s business model.
Sony has focused on its PlayStation Studios IPs as a “new growth vector”. The presentation points specifically to the PC release of Horizon Zero Dawn as an example of a successful off-console IP launch. Horizon reportedly made a +250% return on investment (ROI) and created new fans for Sony’s IP. Additionally, the company is striving to target new geographic regions using these off-console launches to include China, Russia, and India. PlayStation Studios recently opened up its own Steam curator page in which a total of 44 games have been listed with some yet to be revealed to the public. This news marks a major shift in focus for SIE.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End celebrated its 5th-year anniversary; during the celebration Naughty Dog released a developer’s retrospective to commemorate the occasion. Check out our recent discussion about the legacy of Uncharted below.
There is currently no confirmed date for the PC release of Uncharted 4, but stay with us and we will keep you updated in a future writing when we know more about it.
SOURCE: playstationlifestyle.net (via Sony Group Corporation)