February 6, 2023

Sony might quickly introduce its personal launcher for its PC video games, following within the footsteps of Ubisoft, Rockstar and Activision Blizzard.

References to “PlayStation for PC launcher” have been discovered within the information of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, which launched on PC final week, suggesting that such a platform may very well be in Sony’s future plans.

VGC checked the information and noticed a hyperlink to the PlayStation PC launcher.

Spider-Man Remastered – PC trailer

This adopted the revelation that Sony could also be planning to combine the PlayStation Community into its PC video games.

Though neither Marvel’s Spider-Man nor every other PlayStation Studios PC sport at present permits connection to PSN accounts, the Spider-Man information include a number of references to “PSNAccountLinked” and “PSNLinkingEntitlements”.

To date, all Sony PC video games have been launched on Steam and the Epic Sport Retailer. Whereas the PlayStation has the PlayStation PC model, it’s usually used as a collective time period for all PC re-releases, fairly than as a launch car.

It is doable that these hyperlinks might point out {that a} particular version of the PlayStation Retailer could also be coming to PC. This, mixed with the account integration hyperlinks, might ultimately result in cross-purchases of PS5 and PC video games.

It’s unlikely that the primary batch will maintain their video games solely for this launcher. Whereas Microsoft gives its video games by itself retailer, it additionally releases its video games on Steam.

Nevertheless, some publishers reminiscent of Rockstar require a smaller model of the launcher consumer to be lively even when launching the sport from Steam as a verification instrument.

Sony Interactive Leisure CEO Jim Ryan stated final 12 months that PlayStation plans to convey a “complete suite” of video games to PC.

Spider-Man Remastered is Sony’s sixth PC sport, launched final week. It is going to be adopted later this 12 months by PC ports of Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Assortment.