PS5 single-player games will be withheld for “at least one year” until they launch on PC, head of Sony Interactive Entertainment Hermen Hulst has confirmed, though live service games could be an exception to this rule.
PS5 live service games could launch on PC ‘day and date’
Hulst confirmed that PlayStation was going to continue to support its games being released on PC, though noted the differences in how it will potentially handle live service games compared to single-player releases such as God of War: Ragnarok and Spider-Man.
In an interview with French YouTuber Julien Chièze, Hulst said:
“Going forward we’ll see at least a year between releases on PlayStation and on the PC platform, possibly with the exception of live service games. Live service games are a little bit different in nature, because you want to have really strong communities and really strong engagement right away, so with live service games we might go day and date with PC and the PlayStation platform.”
Top examples of live service games would be releases such as Fortnite and Destiny 2, which provide regular online content for their players in order to keep them engaged. As such, these games require healthy communities in order to thrive, something which Hulst is aware of.
Hulst’s comments come after an alleged leaked Sony document began making the rounds, which seemingly confirmed a number of upcoming releases.
Watch the interview with the SIE boss below: