PlayStation wants to nest on PC and shake up its competitors

PlayStation wants to nest on PC and shake up its competitors

According to files from Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered PC, PlayStation would be taking a big step closer to this platform. As Steam or theEpic Games Storethe manufacturer would like to develop with its shop and associated bonuses.

PlayStation wants to be the “Nike of PC video games”, and for the past few months, has been opening its arms to this new market for the Japanese firm. A next step could bring them closer to the console experience by implementing what is already applied by Microsoft for its Xbox games.

A PlayStation launcher on PC? It may be going the way

The PC version of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is definitely packed with information. Some have indeed seen references to a co-op mode for Insomniac Games’ game which could either be a feature dropped entirely, or in the works for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

Other files mention a PlayStation PC Launcher. In other words, an application where you could launch and buy all the PlayStation Studios game ports. It would therefore be similar to SteamI’Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Connect etc. Previously, always in Spider-Man, we could see the terms of “PSNAccountLinked” and “PSNLinkingEntitlements” to link a PlayStation Network account on PC. Two complementary things if Sony wants to have its own launcher.

This would be partly good news because the manufacturer could for example reuse the principle of “cross-buy” for its PS5 and PC games. You pay once and you have a copy on each platform, like Xbox or what Sony had done long before with the PS3 / PS4 / PS Vita cross-buy. PS Plus features like cloud saves, trophies or even just PlayStation Plus subscription could be integrated. With perhaps the string of PS Store promotions.

What risk(s) for SteamI’Epic Games Store ?

SteamI’Epic Games Store should they tremble before the arrival of the PlayStation juggernaut? No. On the one hand, it will not be necessary to miss. Xbox knows this well and screwed up early on by releasing their games exclusively on the Microsoft Store, boycotted by PC gamers. When the company revised its policy to supply its productions elsewhere, such as on Steamsales took off.

So in the same way, PlayStation needs Steam orEpic Games Store and vice versa. In addition, PC gamers stick to their habits and some are fully satisfied with the store/launcher Steam and nothing else. Knowing that, like Microsoft, Sony is launching on PC to earn even more money and give a second life to games by revitalizing sales, the notion of exclusivity on this platform would not be interesting from a financial point of view.

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