5 PlayStation Exclusives That Need to Be on PCNov 28, 2021 | 0 Votes
PlayStation exclusives almost always dominate the sales charts as soon as they become available. Most are only playable on Sony’s consoles, unreachable to the massive PC player-base. This isn’t a surprise, considering exclusives exist, so people will end up buying the hardware they’re supposed to be played on.
However, the tides of fate have turned, and Sony ended up releasing a few exclusives on PC, with Horizon: Zero Dawn and Days Gone being the most notable. With that said, it wouldn’t be farfetched to presume that there are plans to release more of their old games on PC. By doing so, Sony will enjoy a considerable cash flow and maximize profits from older releases.
With that said, let’s take a look at some of their old exclusives and see which ones deserve another run:
Marvel’s Spider-Man was initially released in 2018, and since then, it has had a couple of DLCs and a sequel/spinoff featuring Miles Morales. Recently, Sony also revealed that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is coming, and it features the iconic antagonist, Venom.
With two of its sequels on the consoles, it would make a lot of sense to make Insomniac’s Marvel masterpiece available on PC. After all, Spider-Man is undoubtedly the most recognizable superhero, and PC players wouldn’t miss the chance to play as Peter Parker, right? After all, the game also dives deep into Spider-Man’s lore, thanks to the appearance of the Sinister Six.
Plus, the game is easily one of the best in the PlayStation 4’s run; it’s up there along with the next game on our list.
God of War (2018)
God of War is undoubtedly one of the best PlayStation games ever and one of the best of all time. It follows the story of Kratos and his son Atreus as they try to fulfill the wishes of their family’s matriarch. With an outstanding, well-written story and action-packed gameplay that would put all other titles to shame, it shines in almost every regard.
With its sequel, God of War: Ragnarok, coming soon, it would make a lot of sense to release the 2018 game on PC. As the game is nearing the end of its store life (it only costs $20 on the PlayStation Store), giving it a run on PC will make waves throughout the industry, and, who knows, it would trigger PC players to buy a PS5 so they can dive into Ragnarok sooner.
Ghost of Tsushima
Imagine you’re one of the few samurai on an island in feudal Japan when suddenly, you’re looking at hundreds of ships carrying men that will invade your homeland. One of your aides informed you that Kublai Khan, ruler of the Mongols and Chinese, sent tens of thousands of men - and the most feared army of the Middle Ages - to take Japan, with Tsushima as its first target. Despite overwhelming odds, you draw your sword, planning to uphold your vow.
Ghost of Tsushima follows the story of Jin, a samurai in Tsushima during the Mongol Invasion of Japan. You’ll try to disrupt the Mongol campaign, taking out enemy camps, fighting marauders, and decide whether you’ll engage in honorable duels or stealthy, ninja-like fights. It features accurate swordplay and a breathtakingly beautiful landscape.
The Last of Us
In terms of popularity and emotional depth in gaming, not a lot of games can compare to The Last Of Us. It is gut-wrenchingly sad, with stories covering the worst of humanity, how to deal with loss, and makes you question morality. Ellie and Joel’s first journey into the post-apocalyptic and cordyceps-infected world is something every gamer needs to experience.
With TLOU2 shattering the norms of storytelling in games and the upcoming HBO series, the time is ripe for PlayStation to make the eight-year-old game available on PC. Considering that the PR outflow from the TV show will be massive, it is sure to appeal to a general audience.
MLB: The Show
There are several baseball games on PC, like RBI Baseball and the OOTP franchise. Both are great games in their own right, but MLB: The Show takes things to the next level. The game is a legitimate baseball simulation experience designed to immerse you in the world of high-octane baseball; it lets you enjoy the highest level of the great American pastime. Here, you can manage your team or go out there and play as a pro by starting your career at the lower circuits and into the World Series.
So, what do you think? Are there other PlayStation exclusives that Sony should port to PC? Well, you could say games like Dreams, Shadow of the Colossus, and Gravity Rush should be part of the list. Regardless, here’s to hoping they’ll get it done - after all, most of the abovementioned games are older titles that no longer sell that well on the PlayStation Store.