PlayStation page premieres on Steam and announces 41 games and DLC, half are hidden

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PlayStation Studios, PC developer. Who was going to tell us just a couple of years ago... But the world of video games is changing, and a lot of things will never be the way they used to be.

Sony is committed to the PC market. PlayStation Studios has opened its steam developer page to show the games it will release on the platform. But the most interesting thing is what it doesn't say...

According to Hobbyconsolas.com, on the new PlayStation Studios developer page on Steam, you can see 41 content, adding games and DLCs. But only 24 are visible. What surprises do those 17 hidden holes hide?

Sony surprised everyone last August by releasing one of the best PlayStation 4 games, Horizon Zero Dawn, on Steam, the largest PC gaming platform:

In just a few days, on May 18, Days Gone is released, a game that doesn't have such good reviews, but surely sells well on PC, for its ultra-violence and zombie doses.

Sony also released Predator: Hunting Grounds in April, an asymmetrical multiplayer game (some players have more power, but are less numerous than the rest).

Those 17 hidden gaps on the PlayStation Studios page on Steam seem to indicate that Sony wants to launch PC games in a stable and time-held manner.

Until just a couple of years ago, it was unthinkable for console manufacturers to release their exclusive titles on PC. Microsoft started doing so with its Xbox One games, to the point that it now releases all releases on Xbox Series X/Xbox One and PC at once.

Sony has also changed its mind, and it seems to be pointing to this trend change. This is explained by Jim Ryan, CEO of the PlayStation gaming division: "There is an opportunity to expose those great games to a wider audience and recognize the economic aspects of game development, which are not always simple. The cost of creating games increases with each cycle, as the caliber of intellectual property has improved. In addition, our ease of making it available to non-console owners has increased. So it's a pretty simple decision for us."

In short, games are becoming more expensive to produce, and modern consoles are basically encapsulated PCs where everyone uses the same graphics engines and libraries. So making a port to PC is relatively simple. Launching them on Steam is a way to make a box to square budgets.

One of the ideal candidates to fill those PlayStation Studios holes in Steam is Ratchet & Clank. Sony has given it away on PS4 and PS5, so from an economic point of view, it's sold out on consoles. I could make some money on PC, and at the same time serve as a promotion for Ratchet & Clank: A SeparateDimension, the new game in the saga that opens on PS5 on June 11.

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