From the last financial report presented to its shareholders, Sony Interactive Entertainment has expressed its willingness to increase investments on its First Party teams. This is a massive increase on PlayStation Studios, amounting to over $ 300 million, but that’s not the most important aspect. Sony has indeed plans to publish the games on “Multiple platforms”.
It is precisely this point that arouses interest, because it would suggest that Sony is willing to open up even more with the PC and mobile market. Regarding the mobile sector, Sony has already revealed its intention to explore the iOS and Android market months ago, promising on smartphones the arrival of titles taken from its best franchises. Really, months ago a controller was leaked designed specifically for use on smartphones.
The PC market, on the other hand, is more particular, since here we would be talking about PlayStation Studios titles ported to PC, which by the way has already been happening for a couple of years now. Sony could therefore decide to increase the number of ports on PC, perhaps involving PlayStation Studios titles such as Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7 and God of War Ragnarok.
The Creative Director, Cory Barlog, also expressed his opinion on the latter. We also remind you that Sony Interactive Entertainment acquired Nixxes software house for this purposeso it is reasonable to expect more titles after Uncharted Collection Legacy of Thieves.
“We plan to increase game development expenses to $ 308 million in order to strengthen the software of our existing studios. From now on we aim to increase the gaming business by improving our proprietary software and publishing the games on multiple platforms.explains the Japanese giant.
Sony then concludes, saying: “In addition to acquiring studios such as Bungie and Haven, we have also increased investment in content development by our existing teams. As a result, our development of first party titles has grown at a fast pace “.