For a long time, a player needed to possess a PlayStation system to enjoy Sony exclusives like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, or Marvel’s Spider-Man.
Sony’s position on making its games accessible on other platforms has since altered, and several PlayStation exclusives are now available to PC users via Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Even years after their PlayStation debuts, games like Horizon, Zero Dawn, and God of War have had tremendous popularity on PC.
Marvel’s Spider-Man and The Last of Us: Part 1 should still be released on PC in 2022, demonstrating that Sony isn’t slowing down with their PC releases.
Sony is aiming to tweak certain aspects of how PC users access the new ports now that so many first-party titles are arriving on home PCs.
The official PlayStation website’s FAQ section devoted to the company’s PC ports has a specific tidbit that worries some fans.
According to the website, customers “now” do not need a PSN account to enjoy PlayStation Studios titles on PC, as noticed by VGC in response to an inquiry concerning the PlayStation Network or PSN.
The term “currently” may give some gamers the impression that there are future intentions to allow PC users to connect their Steam or Epic Games accounts to the PlayStation Network.
This is especially interesting because the website’s other inquiries have more conclusive responses. For instance, the website explicitly notes that players cannot sync their PSN profile’s trophy collection with PlayStation games played on PC.
As of this writing, PlayStation PC games are playable without a PlayStation Network account, including the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered.
If this were to change, players would have to connect their Steam, or Epic Games accounts with a PSN account.
However, because they wouldn’t need to subscribe to PlayStation Plus to have a PSN account, this does not imply that PC players would need to pay for the online service.
It’s fairly uncommon for players to use a different account to play certain PC games, and some Xbox games need an Xbox Live subscription to be played.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Sea of Thieves on PC are two instances of this demand for an Xbox Live subscription.
Fans may now play the enhanced version of Marvel’s Spider-Man without the need for a PSN account using simply a Steam or Epic Games account.