The Japanese company has told investors that this year will see PC gaming bring in a massive $300 million in net sales. That amount pales in comparison to the $300 million Sony predicts the PC gaming segment will earn the company by the end of next March. Yet, the only announced game from the PlayStation PC publishing label is Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection. It seems Sony expects much of that $300 million to come from its $3.6 billion acquisition of Bungie, which analysts say could net it around $200 million in revenue per year across all sources. It's good news for future Sony games on the PC, too.
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Sony is continuing to go all in on turning its flagship video games into TV shows and movies — according to Variety, the company announced that it’s making a show based on Horizon Zero Dawn with Netflix at an event for investors. However, the fact that Sony’s continuing to introduce new TV and movie projects shows that the company is pretty committed to expanding the PlayStation brand beyond just hardware and video games. It’s reportedly working on:That is a lot of big franchises, and some of the projects have some heavy hitters attached. On Wednesday, the company announced that it wants to significantly expand its games’ presence on PC and mobile as well. Update May 26th, 6:15PM ET: Updated to reflect Deadline’s story that the Gran Turismo project is a movie instead of a TV show.ARS TECHNICHA - Sony estimates its PC games sales will jump 375% over next year
The result is arguably Sony's most bullish admission of how many Sony games, including previous PlayStation exclusives, could land on PCs in the next nine months. Yet Sony insists that its next fiscal year will end with $300 million in PC game sales—a 375 percent jump year-over-year and nearly triple the past two years of combined PC game sales. Its three most recent PC ports have arguably entered a downward trajectory of reduced revenue. However Sony's PC porting plans shake out over the next year, it planted seeds for its bullish growth when it acquired the PC game-porting powerhouse Nixxes nearly one year ago. The rest of the presentation teases further growth in PC game sales in the years to come, along with an equally bullish push for new games on smartphone platforms.ENGADGET - Sony is bringing ‘Horizon’ and ‘God of War’ TV shows to Netflix and Prime Video
Sony had a lot to discuss during its annual investor briefing , including plans to boost PlayStation 5 production and get the console into the hands of more people who want one. One of the more intriguing nuggets of news came during the Q&A, when the company confirmed it's adapting three more of its gaming properties into TV shows. PlayStation Productions also has a Gran Turismo TV show in development, but it hasn't been revealed where you'll be able to watch that. Turning some of its biggest games into TV shows and movies has been a major focus for Sony in recent years. After over a decade of trying to make an Uncharted movie, Sony Pictures finally released one this year.POLYGON - Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is a revelation on PS5
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection marks the series’ debut on PlayStation 5, bringing to Sony’s newest console the two most recent (and arguably, the two best) entries in the franchise: 2016’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and 2017’s Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. The Legacy of Thieves Collection, though, marks the first time that any Uncharted game has been playable at a frame rate target of 120 fps. All of this is to say nothing of the usability improvements in the Legacy of Thieves Collection. The Legacy of Thieves Collection can import them natively; you just need to have them stored on your PS5. Both newcomers and longtime fans will find a lot to appreciate in Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, although they won’t find the original games’ serviceable multiplayer component (an omission I don’t mind one bit).