Sony has just launched its new Playstation Games website for PC. As the name suggests, it shows which PlayStation Studios games are currently available on Steam and the Epic Games Store as well as the games it plans to release in the near future.
Currently, the site lists Predator Hunting Grounds, Helldivers, Days Gone, Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, and Marvel’s recent Spider-Man Remastered. Under the “coming soon” tab, you’ll see Spider-Man: Miles Morales coming later in the fall, and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection coming later this year.
The site’s FAQ reiterates a statement made on another PlayStation site where players are not required to have a PSN account “currently” to play any of the games above, although many seem to think this implies that ‘such a requirement is coming. The FAQ also noted that all games support DualShock 4 and DualSense controllers and owning a game on PS4 or PS5 does not mean you can play the game on your PC (aside from Remote Play, of course).
An interesting addition is a question about save files. “It’s not currently possible to transfer your save data from the PS4 or PS5 version to the PC version of a PlayStation Studios title,” the site notes, although that leaves the door open for potential functionality.
Sony’s PC ambitions could be more than a few random ports and a fancy new site. Datamines of Spider-Man Remastered has found code that appears to hint at a Sony-branded PC launcher, similar to launchers from Ubisoft, Activision Blizzard, EA and others. This new site could be the first clear sign that Sony is planning to release such a launcher, although we must point out that there is no mention of a launcher either on the PlayStation site or in its FAQ.
Spider-Man Remastered has proven to be a treasure trove for Sony’s potential plans. Datamines have found references to co-op and multiplayer modes in Remastered’s code, possibly hinting at a future update or an idea scrapped before release. But if it ties into multiplayer, it lends more credence to the theory that Sony plans to implement PSN accounts on PC as a step towards cross-platform functionality.
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