During Sony’s annual investor day yesterday, the company unveiled an ambitious plan to release nearly half of its upcoming games on PC and mobile devices by 2025 (via VGC). Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment suggested that Sony has a real opportunity to reach a much broader audience by bringing its games to PC and mobile gamers while phasing out PS4 support in the coming years.
“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,” Ryan said.
Sony recently had a solid lineup of PC releases with Horizon Zero Dawn, Days Gone, as well as God of War, one of the most critically-acclaimed games released during the PlayStation 4 generation. Many PlayStation exclusive games such as The Last of Us or Marvel’s Spiderman have yet to be released on PC, though Sony’s recent acquisition of PC port developer Nixxes Software should really help on that front.
Regarding mobile games, Sony is planning to form strategic partnerships with established mobile developers and create its own internal studios that will work on the company’s popular IPs. “I think if we do this right, if we execute with intelligence and we execute with excellence, the opportunities for significant growth in the number of people who play our games, the number of people who enjoy our games, and the number of people who spend money on our games, is exponentially a large one,” Ryan said.