10 Console Exclusives Which Will Probably Launch on PC Eventually - Part 1

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Feb 5, 2017 4:00 PM

With every week that goes by, another game previously exclusive to consoles is now announced for PC. It’s far stranger these days to see a game which isn’t announced for PC than a game that is; a far cry from this time 10 years ago. It’s meant there’s become an ever-shrinking list of reasons to shell out $400 on console when the vast majority of games can now be played in the same place and with the best hardware available.

Naturally enough there are still a few holdouts however. Japanese publishers seem to be the biggest stragglers but the vast majority do seem to come to PC eventually, it’s just a waiting game.

With that in mind, here are 10 console exclusives which will in all likelihood be coming to PC soon.

1 - Nioh

Ninja Gaiden by way of Dark Souls, Nioh is getting a ton of hype among the PlayStation community for a reason. Stunningly atmospheric visuals combine with Japanese folklore to deliver a captivating action adventure. This one’s been tagged with the telltale ‘Console Exclusive’ by Sony in its trailers. History tells us that unless Sony specifically states ‘PlayStation Exclusive’ then this is a game which is eventually heading PC-wards.

2 - Red Dead Redemption 2

Games don’t get much bigger than Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar continues to push the bar for open-world games higher and higher. No other team seems to be able to compete with their immense budget and insane attention to detail, leading to some of the most immersive and downright fun games around. The original Red Dead Redemption never made it to PC, and the sequel has been announced for Xbox One and PS4 only, but if GTA V has taught us anything it’s that Rockstar and Take Two won’t leave money lying on the table anymore. A PC port of RDR2 is practically guaranteed, the real question is when?

3 - Final Fantasy XV

For quite a while we had to make do with feeding off scraps when it came to the Final Fantasy series. Square Enix was happy to hop from console to console, dropping Final Fantasy games wherever it could find the largest audience. That’s all changed lately as Square Enix looks to squeeze Final Fantasy onto any device that can run it. We’ve now got the vast majority of Final Fantasy games available on Steam and Final Fantasy XV is sure to follow suit soon. FFXV director Hajime Tabata refused to rule out a PC version but said it would take an additional year of development.

4 - Injustice 2

By now I feel like NetherRealm Studios just love teasing PC gamers. Injustice: Gods Among Us was well received on PC with almost 1 million owners according to SteamSpy. That should surely be enough to ensure a PC port of Injustice 2 but for now NetherRealm has said this isn’t happening. The hot mess that was the Mortal Kombat X PC port has no doubt led to this situation. With any luck this is just a case of NetherRealm giving the PC version of Injustice 2 a little more time in the oven.

5 - Death Stranding

Whether Death Stranding has already been confirmed for PC is a matter of some debate. Hideo Kojima has said as much during an interview yet everything else points to PlayStation exclusive, including Sony publishing the game. In truth it’s likely we’re seeing a No Man’s Sky scenario here. Sony will be publishing Death Stranding on consoles while Kojima Productions will be free to do what it wants with a PC version a little further down the line.

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22:13 Feb-13-2017

does anyone have news on Nioh coming to pc just wandering if i should get my hopes up

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22:51 Feb-10-2017

INJSUTICE 2 !!!!!!

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11:35 Feb-10-2017

Hopefully RDR2(with 1) and FFXV, though it won't bother me if it won't ever be ported as I have the console, but it will be a good move for them and lots can play.

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13:52 Feb-09-2017

I just want NIOH ! please

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03:38 Feb-09-2017

I don't honestly think rdr2 will make it to pc unfortunately, rockstar started gta on pc and we still have the old games on steam today. I think it will stay a console exclusive pesonally

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19:15 Feb-08-2017

If i can add in, FF XV already has a PC version running at SE. Its a real HQ version running on 2 GTX 1080 or Titans (not sure which one). This doesn't mean that its being made for PC but that highly suggest that a PC port might be coming. You can google and see it yourself.

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15:43 Feb-08-2017

finally


i was waiting when red dead redemption will come on pc

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19:18 Feb-08-2017

what about other exclusives

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17:50 Feb-06-2017

just give me Nioh and RDR2 on pc and i am good for the whole year

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13:04 Feb-06-2017

Red Dead Redemption 1 first please. :/

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13:30 Feb-06-2017

PS3 emu is around the corner though.

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12:52 Feb-06-2017

keep coming

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11:33 Feb-06-2017

NIOH!!!!!!!

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08:23 Feb-06-2017

Rdr2 can come on pc and death stranding i don't think so because even mgs4 didn't came on pc

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08:43 Feb-06-2017

you have to remember MGS 2 and MGS V came out on PC, and during those times Konami had Kojima on hold, I did remember somewhere where Kojima said Death Stranding will be coming on PS4, and after some time PC.


Kojima Productions is just working with Sony for now, but I do believe its a limited time partner ship as Kojima Productions wants to be an independent game development company.


EDIT: Changed business to company.

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07:39 Feb-06-2017

I was gifted a PS4 and I have my gaming PC, so I'm good to go!

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06:54 Feb-06-2017

If consoles do get an exclusive I'm interested in, I'd buy a pre-owned console with a pre-owned copy of the game, play it then sell the lot but I don't think that day will come so I'm good :)

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13:47 Feb-06-2017

So nothing so far has interested you..? You're tough to please, Roley..

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15:50 Feb-06-2017

I prefer space sims, strategy ARPG's and CRPG's and PC has these games in abundance. I've never really been a fan of 3rd person action games with "stealth elements" :)

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05:33 Feb-06-2017

May our framerates be high and our temperatures low.

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06:03 Feb-06-2017

Amen!

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07:27 Feb-06-2017

AMEN!

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16:50 Feb-06-2017

Amen

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22:57 Feb-08-2017

AMEN!

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02:58 Feb-06-2017

Don't get your hopes up regarding Sony published/developed/co-developed game. It will never be on PC.

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22:26 Feb-05-2017

honetsly i hope the Devs dont F up The PC optimization for Injustice 2


Hopefully the Net code is at least 60+Hz Client and server side
and Support Current Controllers
and maybe more Graphics Option

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21:44 Feb-05-2017

RDR2? I want the first one.

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19:19 Feb-05-2017

Final Fantasy XV PC PLEASE BRUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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21:48 Feb-05-2017

let's hope that it's a good port, unlike FF XIII

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22:37 Feb-05-2017

Japan based game and good PC port are words that do not belong in the same sentence.

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13:33 Feb-06-2017

MGSV? Or MGR? Resident EVII.?


They are learning ;)

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02:38 Feb-06-2017

Good port? FF XIII wasn't even a good game.

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08:11 Feb-06-2017

Still don't know why everybody is freaking out about FFXV - Finished it on PS4 Pro and ....... It sucks

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19:02 Feb-05-2017

I should mention this I think, if RDR2 comes out for PC it won't be a port. Rockstar has stated before they no longer port from console to PC.

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