Sony appears to be getting ready to introduce a special launcher for the PC versions of its PlayStation titles.
Verified evidence suggests Sony is planning to provide PlayStation Network support for its PC titles. Fans have discovered references to a PlayStation PC launcher in Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, which recently launched on PC. Fans also discovered numerous references to “PSNAccountLinked” and “PSNLinkingEntitlements.” PlayStation Network account connectivity is not currently enabled for games like God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man on PC via Steam or the Epic Games Store. This may indicate that PlayStation is targeting new features for its PC games. These references were discovered in the PC port’s game files shortly after its release. VGC has confirmed the legitimacy of the cited sources.
Sony has recently begun to increase its PC gaming footprint. It has ported popular games to the platform, including God of War, Days Gone, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and most recently, Marvel’s Spider-Man. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be released this fall on PC, and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection will follow later in 2022. The company could soon get its own PC launcher and join the ranks of Ubisoft, Rockstar, and Activision Blizzard.
If you have no idea how a PlayStation-exclusive PC launcher might appear or work, imagine how something like Ubisoft Connect, EA Play, or Battle.net operates. It would essentially be a storefront where fans could purchase and play only PlayStation-published games. It may also include more expansive features found on PS5 and PS4 and probably trophy support and PSN account linkage.
Sony has only made PC versions of PlayStation titles available through Steam and the Epic Games Store. The company has not commented on its ambitions for a PlayStation PC launcher. However, the company silently launched a page for PlayStation PC games on its website last week.
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