Naughty Dog said that the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection being released on PC is a “transformative point” for their studio. This signals a stronger focus on the platform moving forward.
Christian Gyrling, Naughty Dog vice-president, said in a blog posting that although PlayStation 5 is still the main platform of developers, it’s possible to make games for PC.
Naughty Dog used its partnership with Iron Galaxy (who ported the Uncharted collection over to PC) to learn about PC development, Gyrling said, and “we’re able to look ahead to the future of Naughty Dog games on PC more excitedly than ever.”
He continued: “We’re excited to be offering The Last of Us Part 1 on PC in the future, and know that, moving forward, adding PC development to the way we develop games, which in no way undermines the importance of PlayStation 5 as our primary platform, will continue to benefit our team in the long run.
“Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection’s PC release is a transformative pivot point for Naughty Dog. We have the opportunity to celebrate our beloved franchise and also introduce it so many new players.
“In doing this, we set the scene for Naughty Dog’s high-quality games on PlayStation 5 with the option to release them on PC as well. With an understanding of how to accommodate both audiences now, and into the future, it is possible to provide quality games for both platforms.”
This doesn’t mean that every Naughty Dog video game will ever be made available for PC, but it seems more likely. Sony is increasing its efforts to expand the platform with the purchase of Nixxes, a PC porting specialist and establishing a PlayStation PC label.
It also stated recently that its main strategy to grow its business, in addition to investing in first party Software, is to release its software across multiple platforms. In fact, it expects $300 million just from PC games this fiscal year.
Uncharted’s PC launch is significant considering that it’s the biggest PlayStation game, but other popular first-party games like God of War and Spider-Man also made the leap to PC. Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a spin-off title, will be available on PC this November. The aforementioned Last of Us Part 1 will likely also arrive on PC in the near-future.
Ryan Dinsdale, an IGN freelancer. He will talk all day about The Witcher.