It’s no secret, seeing PS4 and PS5 games on PC is going to become the new norm, thanks to a major shift in strategy by Sony that is primarily aimed at offsetting the increased development costs that next-gen games represent (this includes cross-gen games optimised for the new generation), and will also allow them to monetise triple-A titles that were very popular at the time.

We’ve already seen major releases in this vein. The first was Horizon Zero Dawn, one of the best PS4-PS4 Pro exclusives that, unfortunately, was not successfully ported to PC, although later we saw Days Gone, another of the best exclusives of that console, arriving to compatibles showing an excellent optimization. PS4 and PS5 games on PC are now a reality, and we’ll soon see the arrival of other major franchises.

Over the past few weeks, there have been some rumours that Sony might partially modify this strategy, that is, that they might limit the release of PS4 and PS5 games on PC to satisfy their most closed fans, and they justified it by alluding to the dissatisfaction that this loss of exclusivity of the most important exclusive titles of those consoles has generated among some people. It might seem to make sense, but nothing could be further from the truth, Sony is going all out in this regard.

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Nixxes Software to help port PS4 and PS5 games to PC

Earlier this month, Sony picked up Nixxes Software, a studio known for porting games originally developed for a specific platform. Their work has generally been pretty good, so with those credentials it’s no wonder that the Japanese giant decided to take it over – after all, it fits in perfectly with that new strategy of releasing PS4 and PS5 games on PC.

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In this sense, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan himself has confirmed that they’re still at an early stage, but they’re very happy with the game.The work that Nixxes Software is doing, and has confirmed that their help will be essential in order to move forward with the new strategy of releasing PS4 and PS5 games on PC. It was no coincidence, Sony was very clear from the start why it wanted Nixxes Software, and what role it would play once it was on board.

We still don’t know all the PS4 and PS5 exclusive franchises that will be coming to PC in the coming months, but from what we’ve seen so far the next game coming to PC should be Uncharted 4. There have been rumours for a while now of a PS5 and PC version of Bloodborne, which I’d love to see, but so far it hasn’t been confirmed, so let’s not get carried away with the hype.