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“I think that would be cool,” he said. “I mean obviously Sony have an opinion about that but yeah, I think, I don’t know where it’s going to go in the future, I mean it would be great to see that.
“That’s not something that’s happening right now,” he continued, “but I think a lot of that depends on where the games industry goes in general, I suppose.”
Healey added: “I mean I think Sony have become more open recently to publishing stuff on the PC in general anyway, haven’t they? Isn’t there some stuff that’s happening, I’m not sure?”
Former SIE Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden said in August 2019 that the company could consider releasing first-party games on non-PlayStation platforms in a bid to reach a bigger audience. In an interview with Bloomberg, he reportedly said prime candidates for such a strategy would be multiplayer PC titles.
It was claimed last month that Sony will release PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn for PC in 2020. If true, it would be the first time a major PlayStation exclusive game from a Sony-owned studio has been released for PC.
Rival platform holder Xbox has a policy of releasing all its games on PC and console, as it strives to reach the most users possible.
During the same interview on Thursday, Healey said if Dreams is successful on PS4 “then it’s an obvious progression” to bring it to PS5.
The studio co-founder suggested the company has an eye on the future, but he said he’d like to see Dreams’ popularity last on PS4 first.
“Obviously at the moment we’re focused on PS4 and I would actually hope that it extends the life of the PS4 to be honest with you, then maybe when other companies start making games for it, the community will carry on making games for it, but if it’s as successful as we hope it is then it’s an obvious progression.
“You know, it’s a platform, so ideally in the future we’ll migrate to whatever is relevant,” Healey continued. “That’s probably about as much as I can say without getting smacked by someone.”
“Well yeah, so I mean it works by default then, doesn’t it, that’s the thing,” Healey said when this was put to him. “I mean, we want to support it going forward, so we want to be there for the full story really.”