Up For Debate - Which console exclusives deserve to be on PC?

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, May 27, 2019 2:13 PM
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Now, there’s nothing wrong with exclusives. They’re part and parcel of selling console hardware. Without them, well, what’s left, really? Many of the console exclusives simply wouldn’t exist without the backing of a console manufacturer either, providing the opportunity to take a few more risks creatively than the 3rd-party AAA copy and paste we often see.

But, these often great games sadly trapped on one specific piece of hardware. Sometimes they’re trapped on that hardware forever, at least legally speaking. It’s a big shame that some of the greatest games ever created can only be played by those with a very specific box under their telly. It’s quite an archaic way of doing things in truth, and would be like Universal Music Group requiring you to use their proprietary CD player in order to listen to a new album, or Harry Potter 8 being exclusive to Kindle devices. Such daftness has happened, of course, but it’s quickly phased out. Look no further than the utterly stupid idea of making a U2 album exclusive to iPods. Bizarre.

Games are different though, and itt’s what we’re stuck with in the expensive world of video games and gaming hardware, though. All-time greats such as Bloodborne are only playable at 30fps with hefty stuttering. It’s changing soon once it finally comes to PC, but Halo is one of the most popular FPS franchises in the world and yet it’s only been playable with a gamepad.

There are some absolutely fantastic exclusives on console that could end up even better if given a PC release. Higher frame rates and resolutions, mouse and keyboard support, mods, and more.

These things are possible too. The barriers are broken down every week. It was unthinkable this time last year that Detroit: Become Human would come to PC. Sure enough, here it comes. Back in 2017, I wrote a pair of articles listing 10 console exclusives which could come to PC. 8 out of 10 of them have already launched on PC, and the other two could well follow.

But this discussion is less about which console exclusive games could come to PC, but rather which exclusives do you think deserve to be on PC with all the benefits the platform provides? Let us know below!

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18:22 May-28-2019

All of them

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13:03 May-28-2019

GOD OF WAR AND UNCHARTED SERIES DESERVE TO BE ON PC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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12:19 May-30-2019

agreed

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11:52 May-28-2019

Gran Turismo and basically all the other ones on PlayStation I can't play since I don't have a PlayStation :D

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10:04 May-28-2019

All sony first party exclusives. And Red Read Redemption 2.

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08:34 May-28-2019

Horizon: Zero Dawn, Dad of War and the new Spiderman. In that order :V

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07:27 May-28-2019

all of them

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08:28 May-28-2019

Wanted to say the same...

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07:00 May-28-2019

Ill say the new Spider-Man

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22:53 May-27-2019

I would pretty much say all of them, though Horizon Zero Dawn and Uncharted top my list.

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22:32 May-27-2019

All of them

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21:29 May-27-2019

My first thought is Red Dead Redemption 2 (and maybe together with RDR1, as a set, maybe?), but I think it's all but confirmed that it's going to PC.

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21:18 May-27-2019

RDR2 HZD UC GoW Spiderman LoU

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20:24 May-27-2019

from the top of my head Horizon Zero Dawn, zelda botw, marvel spider man ... and others already mentioned below

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19:46 May-27-2019

Heavenly Sword, Lost Odyssey, Horizon Zero Dawn, Last of Us, Uncharted

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19:32 May-27-2019

i know which "game" i want on pc, if you know what i mean :3

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19:01 May-27-2019

All of them, no game deserves to be nerfed to 30fps forever.

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18:46 May-27-2019

We don't need exclusives. We ARE exclusives.

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17:27 May-27-2019

As a Souls fan, Bloodborne and Demon's Souls please :3

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17:07 May-27-2019

Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, and Red Dead Redemption 2.

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17:11 May-27-2019

You nailed it!

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17:16 May-27-2019

pretty much, cant think of anything else

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18:28 May-27-2019

UNCHARTED?

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18:45 May-27-2019

I haven't played them, it would definitely get me to do just that if they were ported.

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19:46 May-27-2019

games i have bough and played RDR 2 is spectacular the attention to the detail is incredible, god of war speaks for itself and Horizon is ok i would have them all on pc and all of us of course.

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17:07 May-27-2019

Just give us Horizon Zero Dawn so I can stop dreaming of getting a PS4.

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16:56 May-27-2019

I would love for all exclusives to be on PC but I just don't see it as a feasible option from a business stand point. Some if not all these developers grant exclusivity to Sony or Microsoft because they are funded by their studios otherwise they would not be able to develop the games into the scale they are in. Other exclusives are owned in terms of their IP and are used to market and sell console

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16:57 May-27-2019

Or else there would be no distinct competitive advantage to have a console over a PC. Also there would be very little to distinguish between Xbox and Sony apart from their online services.

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17:47 May-27-2019

I understand that for 1 or 2 years. But 3 years out from release, or let's say when the next gen console is out, why won't they just port the damn games to the PC? Just extra cash at that point...

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18:01 May-27-2019

I can see that happening. It is already happening with a few games though I would want it at a greater extent.

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