Naughty Dog has said that the release of the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves collection on PC is a “transformative fulcrum” for the studio, indicating the platform will become more focused going forward.
In a blog post, Naughty Dog vice president Christian Gyrling said that while the PlayStation 5 remains the developer’s primary platform, games on PC have the potential to reach a whole new audience.
Naughty Dog used its partnership with Iron Galaxy (who ported the Uncharted collection to PC) to learn more about PC development, Gyrling said, and “we’re more excited than ever for the future of Naughty Dog games.” look at the computer. “
He continued, “We’re excited to be bringing The Last of Us Part 1 to PC in the future, and know that in the future we’ll be expanding the way we develop games to include PC development, which is reflected in in no way undermines the importance of PlayStation 5 as our primary platform will continue to benefit our team in the long term.
“The PC release of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is a transformative turning point for Naughty Dog. Not only do we have another chance to celebrate our beloved franchise, but also to introduce it to so many new players.
“In doing so, we have set the stage for Naughty Dog to deliver high quality games on PlayStation 5 with the option of a PC release, with an understanding of how we can meet the diverse needs of both audiences now and in the future.”
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While this doesn’t guarantee that every new Naughty Dog game will eventually release on PC, it does seem a lot more likely. Sony itself is doubling down on its expansion on the platform by launching a new PlayStation PC label and buying PC porting specialists Nixxes.
The company also recently said that in addition to investing in first-party software, its other key strategy for growing its business is to release its software on multiple platforms — and it expects to hit $300 million in this fiscal year alone with PC earn games.
The arrival of Uncharted on PC is certainly significant as it’s arguably PlayStation’s biggest franchise, but other big first-party games like God of War and Spider-Man have also made the leap to huge success. Spin-off title Spider-Man: Miles Morales is also coming to PC this November, with the aforementioned Last of Us Part 1 also expected to hit PC in the near future.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll be talking about The Witcher all day.