i am afraid, with PS4 prices not dropping. A PC looks like better value than the playstation.
PC with RX570 = 400$, this does death stranding 60fps @1080p. 40fps @1440p.
PS4 Pro = 400$ does death stranding @30fps @1440p.
If you really want to sway consumers, drop console prices.
MS can be considered down and out when they officially bow of out the hardware business or at most sell 10-15 million in a console life cycle leading to the same result. Until then they're a threat with a lot of demographic overlap waiting to leverage any mistep by Sony (PS3).
It would be quite risky for Sony to open a store on PC, as the user base is married to Steam at this point and extremely resistant to any other icon on their desktops, and they'd devalue by a lot their console business in the process (Oh, hi Microsoft).
It's extremely risky. That's why you need monopoly like control on the console space first (as an absolute requirement) before you attempt something like this. Microsoft can not be in the console realm playing possum. And that store should not be like EA's Origins etc - failures. Only a fully fledged endevour like Epic's, with full third party support and better, with more thought on how to leverage ecosystem libraries etc. It will require a hefty investment on the store backend and years of work during a dominant console life cycle. Steam users don't break because of their massive libraries tied to their accounts.
But that’s what I’m saying, you just described a small part of the pc market. The ones who are like car enthusiasts. There’s no impressing these people with a console, there’s no convincing them. And again they are a small part of the PC market.
There’s almost no money to be made from them. But the majority of the PC market who is ridding 1060s and the likes? Maybe they upgrade to a PS5.
I hear what you're saying. I just don't see the ROE from Sony, if their endgame is *hoping* enough people like the game enough, they'll shell out $500 for a sequel. Sony's exclusives are tried and true, I won't down play them for sake of argument, but there are too many ways to play so many titles on PC. And that's ommitting pirating. With competition from Gamepass PC, xcloud, and steam...it just seems like relying on Epic is a gamble. I'd rather they truly partner up with Epic game store,(if they're married to that platform) and go balls to the walls to get that target audience. You only want to release older titles to give them a taste? Drop the UC collection, drop blood bourne, and then drop GOW 2018PC after a bad-ass GOW 2021 trailer. If the plan is as you say, to entice PC gamers to make a $500 purchase based older ports, then send out the best. And make em playable.
I actually like that the two juggernauts are going after the PC community, it's been a long time coming.
Nobody cares about "user reviews" though. There will always be a vocal minority angry on their keyboard, devs know pretty well it doesn't mean much. TLOU2 got destroyed in user reviews, it had zero effect on sales or pro reviews.
I hope that they weren't actually trying to sell PC gamers a PS5 with HFW after releasing a mediocre port of HZD on PC.
Honestly, all HZD PC does is tell PC gamers that Sony is at least willing to bring their games to PC and that more games will likely follow making the purchase pointless. By the time the next PS4 exclusive reaches PC (most likely God of War) this whole thing will be over