Yesterday it became official that Horizon: Zero Dawn was going to arrive on PC through its complete edition, which includes the Frozen Wilds DLC, which expanded Aloy's story. This announcement demonstrates that Sony, like Microsoft, is expanding the reach of its first party games to an audience that, a priori, does not consider competition. The arrival of Death Stranding and Horizon: Zero Dawn on PC does not mean that all PlayStation games will do it, but it can be a test of whether it is a practice to follow in the future.
The years have shown us impossible things, such as the arrival of the Kingdom Hearts saga in full to Xbox, as well as some deliveries of Yakuza through Xbox Game Pass. On the other hand, we have seen how the Master Chief landed on Steam with all the games in the Halo saga or how the beautiful Ori and the Blind Forest and the challenging Cuphead came to Nintendo Switch.
Microsoft is very clear that the future tries to build ecosystems where players feel comfortable playing and they can enjoy all the games they want, with concepts such as exclusivities increasingly diffuse. Sony, with these steps, has shown that it wants to try its luck and see if Microsoft is the way to go, or if you simply want to attract new players to new installments of Horizon, which would only reach PlayStation 5.
Hermen Hulst, head of WorldWide Studios has already confirmed that in PlayStation they want to remain committed to the development in a single hardware, but who knows what could change if the figures on PC are too attractive for the Japanese.
For their part, some fans (those who remain engaged in a war of consoles between brands whose workers maintain a good relationship with each other) they have not taken too well the news of the arrival of Horizon: Zero Dawn to PC and they have sworn the war to Sony, who has "betrayed" them by launching a game with 3 years behind them on a new platform.
Anyone with two toes can see how stupid it is to piss you off about something like that, but there is everything in the world. One of those fans got so pissed off that he smashed his room, going viral. So much was the impact that this user had that even one of the former Guerrilla developers commented on the situation.
What the hell is wrong with you people.
We made a game, you enjoyed it. Now some more people get to enjoy it. And somehow that takes away from YOUR enjoyment ?!
Please be kind to yourselves. Your enjoyment of the game has not diminished because some more people get to play it. https://t.co/UrJXniLBYI
– Sam Sharma (@ s3rioussam) March 11, 2020
«What the hell is wrong with people? We made a game, they enjoyed it. Now more people can enjoy it. And somehow that deprives you of your enjoyment ?! Please be kind to yourselves. Your enjoyment of the game has not diminished because more people can play it«, Comments in a Tweet Sam Sharma, former Senior Online Producer of Guerrilla in Horizon Zero Dawn (PlayStation 4), Killzone Shadow Fall (PlayStation 4). Killzone Intercept (PlayStation 4) and RIGS MCL (PlayStation VR / esports).
Of course the situation does not make much sense and behaviors are thus not understood. I hope these kinds of attitudes disappear forever.