Everyone agrees that Sony’s move to publishing some of their PlayStation exclusive titles to PC is a good thing, and so far most of the ports have been pretty good. However, a new FAW on Sony’s website about PlayStation games on PC hints at a potential PSN account linking, that may be required to play PlayStation games on PC in the future.
PSN is Sony’s version of Xbox Live, to put it simply. A PSN account is needed to play certain games with online features, and is required to purchase games off the PlayStation Store. Sony’s recent FAQ makes a mention of PSN accounts being needed to play PlayStation games on PC, to which it states that “No, you currently do not need a PSN account to enjoy PlayStation Studios games on PC,” such as the highly anticipated and upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered.
The use of the word ‘currently’ implies that at some point in the future you may need a PSN account to play some games. Although this may seem like a terrible idea, other questions in the FAQ reveal possible reasons as to why you might need one.
For instance, there is ‘currently’ no way to transfer save files from PlayStation consoles to PC or vice versa, and although achievements are supported on Steam and Epic Games Store, they won’t sync with your PSN Profile. That could all change if you need a PSN account, and by no means does it signify you absolutely cannot play their games on PC without an account, nor does it seem like you will need a constant internet connection. But these things can change.
What do you think? Would you be interested in official PSN account support on PC? How would you feel if it was required to play PlayStation games on PC? Let us know!