PlayStation has updated the package artwork for Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima, adding a callout to its post-launch multiplayer and potentially more significant, removing an “only on PlayStation” banner.
Sony previously removed the “Only on PlayStation” notice for PS4 games Days Gone and Horizon Zero Dawn, as both games were among its first titles ported to PC, which could potentially indicate that Tsushima could be next in line.
However, Sony hasn’t been using the ‘Only on PlayStation’ label for PS4 titles that have PS5 versions either, such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Sackboy: A Big Adventure, so it could just as well indicate some sort of full PS5 version.
There is evidence that Sony has been moving away from the Only on PlayStation label for its newest titles, however.
But many of its biggest PS4 games, such as The Last of Us Part II, still carry the label. Uncharted 4, which was recently confirmed to be receiving its own PC port, also hasn’t had its box updated on Amazon nor PlayStation Direct.
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PlayStation has recently stated its commitment to increasing its output on PC. In a corporate report published last summer, Sony first said it would explore bringing more PlayStation exclusives to PC, following Horizon Zero Dawn’s release on the platform.
Speaking in a PlayStation Blog interview published this month, PlayStation Studios head Herman Hulst said the platform holder was “still early on in our planning for PC” but that its PlayStation consoles would always be the priority for new releases.
“Horizon Zero Dawn has been very successful [on PC],” he said. “I think it shows there’s an appetite from gamers outside the PlayStation ecosystem to experience the amazing portfolio of games that PlayStation fans have enjoyed for years.
“But I want to emphasize that PlayStation will remain the best place to play our PlayStation Studios titles at launch. But we do value PC gamers, and we’ll continue to look at the right times to launch each game. Bend Studio just released the PC version of Days Gone on May 18. So that’s about two years after the PS4 release.
“And I hope that a new set of fans can and will enjoy that title. And that’s the goal — we want to reach new gamers who haven’t yet experienced the great stories, characters, and worlds that we’ve built. Releasing games on PC will not come ever at the expense of building an exciting lineup of great console games.”