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Days Gone and Other PlayStation Exclusives Heading to PC This Spring

Sony is planning to bring more of its PlayStation exclusives to PC. First up will be Days Gone coming this spring, Sony president and chief executive officer Jim Ryan told British GQ. Developer Bend Studio also confirmed the news on Twitter, adding: “Stay tuned for more details.”

Days Gone, published in the spring of 2019, was the first console game by Bend Studio since 2007’s Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow for PlayStation 2.

Days Gone received mixed reviews at launch, with most of the disappointment leveled at its repetitive gameplay loop. Still, the game has developed a following in the two years since, and is part of the 20-game PS Plus Collection offered to PlayStation 5 owners with a PlayStation Plus subscription.

For quite a while, Sony refused to put first-party PlayStation titles on PC. But, according to Ryan, that’s all going to change. “We find ourselves now in early 2021 with our development studios and the games that they make in better shape than they’ve ever been before,” Ryan said. He added that Sony’s studios have made some “wonderful” games that could stand to be exposed to a greater audience.

“The cost of making games goes up with each cycle, as the calibre of the IP has improved. Also, our ease of making it available to non-console owners has grown. So it’s a fairly straightforward decision for us to make,” Ryan said. In other words, it’s getting more and more expensive to create these games, but it’s also getting easier to create PC ports. It’s time for Sony to take advantage of this ease and start raking in revenue from PC owners.

Source: British GQ

'The Witcher' is Free to Download Right Now on PC

'The Witcher' is free to download right now on PC through GOG.com, CD Projekt Red's own digital distribution platform for video games.

Keep in mind that, there wouldn't be a The Witcher 3 if there wasn't a The Witcher 2, and that's only conditional on the existence of a The Witcher. It's not like Star Wars where it starts halfway through the story, or like Kingdom Hearts where- no, I don't think I'll do that to our brains this early on a Monday. Moving on, the very first The Witcher game is being given away on GOG.com, in all of its crispy and crunchy goodness from the early 2000s.

Also, it's the Enhanced Edition that's on offer, which added more than 200 new animations and new NPC models to the original version, as well as a lick of paint and slashed loading times by approximately 80%. It might be less impressive now, in 2020, with our souped up laptops and desktops, but it's about the experience. 

In order to nab it, you'll need a GOG Galaxy account, and after installing the launcher and logging in, there will be an advert in the "Recent" section. Then, sign up for email updates from GOG.com, and then the game will be waiting there in your library.

In other news, if you pre-order Cyberpunk 2077 on GOG.com before December 10th, you'll get a 30% discount on official merchandise.