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Soon a PSN account required to play Sony exclusives on PC?

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Files from the PC version of Marvel’s Spider-Man suggest that Sony is planning to require players to log into the PSN to play the PC exclusives.

Sony continues to expand on PC, with one port after another of its flagship titles like Death Stranding, Days Gone, God of War and soon Uncharted and The Last of Us. Recently, Marvel’s Spider-Man landed on this new platform leaving behind a trail of information in its files.

PSN mandatory to play Sony games on PC?

While we were telling you earlier about a possible co-op mode for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, this time it’s the mention of a PSN account login, and even a dedicated PlayStation launcher that we’re talking about.

By dint of poking around in the files for Marvel’s Spider-Man on PC, some users have discovered a few days ago now, several lines mentioning a possible connection to a PSN account with mentions like “PSNAccountLinked” or “PSNLinkingEntitlements”. Other files suggest outright the potential existence of a “PlayStation PC Launcher”.

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So it could be that in the future Sony will not only distribute its games on existing platforms such as Steam or the Epic Games Store, but will also seek to expand its ecosystem in the process. This is also suggested by an official FAQ that stated that it was not necessary to have a PSN account “for now”this which can be translated as “it may happen in the future”. by reading between the lines.


Do I need a PSN account to play PlayStation games on PC?

No, you don’t have currently no need for a PSN account to enjoy PlayStation Studios games on PC;

Sony would like to move to PC

A technique that is not surprising since it is already widely used. We no longer count the number of publishers and studios that ask us to log in, mandatory or not, to a specific account before the launch of one of their games (Warner, 2K, Gearbox, Bethesda…). As well as the creation of a PlayStation launcher, which could also be seen as a kind of extension of the PS Store on PC as suggested by VGC.

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For example, Sony’s main opponent, the Xbox ecosystem, has already been using all these techniques for many years. Microsoft indeed requires the connection to an Xbox account and even has a store that it owns, which does not prevent it from distributing its games on other platforms (as for Halo Infinite or Forza Horizon 5 for example). Sony could therefore follow in the footsteps of Microsoft to develop further on the PC sector.

An attempt to gain some ground on its direct opponent at a time when Sony claimed to be in a cold sweat when thinking about the Microsoft/Activision marriage and the exponential growth of Game Pass. Service that Sony does not hesitate to torpedo by taking out the checkbook by the way.

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