Uncharted 4: Sony "leaks" PC version of PS4 game

Uncharted 4: Sony leaks PC version of PS4 game

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It has long been no secret that Sony plans to release more first-party games for the PC after Days Gone and Horizon: Zero Dawn. Some harbingers of this could already be found in the recent past. But now there is a very specific reference to the next port of this kind - namely Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

Incidentally, the reference does not come from a leaker or other unofficial sources, but directly from Sony. The company recently published a presentation on its official website for a large investor event, at which various business areas are discussed. Among other things, there is also a section with "new growth vectors", which, according to the presentation, includes the publication of PC ports of well-known PlayStation games. There you can find the name of Days Gone as well as that of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (buy now € 16.90). If this is not a mistake or mistake, it should be relatively clear that the fourth Uncharted episode will also appear on the PC in the foreseeable future.

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Further details or an official confirmation from Sony are still pending. For example, it is currently not clear when exactly the release of the PC version of Uncharted 4 can be expected. This and other information may be available at this year's E3, which will take place from June 12th to 15th, 2021. We will of course keep you up to date.

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Sony confirms 'Uncharted 4' is coming to PC

Soon, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End won't be a PlayStation-exclusive anymore. Sony has revealed (PDF) in a report presented to investors that the title is heading to PC as part of its strategy to find new fans for its IPs and to target new geographies. Survival horror game Days Gone arrived on Steam on May 19th, so there's a chance that Uncharted will follow suit. In addition, the company has told investors that it's expecting the standard edition of the PlayStation 5 to break even in June and to become increasingly profitable in the months after that. 

In its earnings report released back in February, Sony admitted that it's losing money on every PS5 it sells because it set 'strategic price points for PS5 hardware that were... lower than the manufacturing costs.' Even so, Sony's gaming business enjoyed its best fiscal quarter ever with 883.2 billion yen ($8.4 billion) in revenue and 80.2 billion yen ($763 million) in profits, up 50 percent over 2019. The company achieved those numbers not only while selling consoles at a loss, but also while it couldn't keep up with demand due to the global chip shortage. Sony didn't expound on how the PS5 will become profitable in the coming months, but we'll know just how much more money it'll make from this development in its next earnings reports.

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Uncharted 4's and Days Gone's availability on the PC is only one of the new growth vectors Sony has discussed with its investors. The company also expects its mobile efforts to bring in new audiences. If you'll recall, the company put out a job ad for an executive at PlayStation Studios that would focus on bringing its 'most popular franchises' to mobile back in April. It's also relying on the PS Now service and next-gen VR gaming on the PS5 to create new fans for its consoles and games.

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