PlayStation Games for PC website hints at future PSN account integration

Some sort of PlayStation Network account integration might be coming in the future, judging by one of the answers to frequently asked questions on a new website that launched recently.

As spotted by Twitter user @Morwull, the new section of the PS website focused on PC games includes Frequently Asked Questions. The response to one indicates that an account is currently not required to play PlayStation games on PC, suggesting that this requirement may change in the future.

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

No you currently you don’t need a PSN account to enjoy PlayStation Studios games on PC.

A PlayStation Network account integration on PC could bring several different benefits. This could make cross-platform play smoother between PS and PC consoles, unlock trophies alongside Steam or Epic Games Store achievements, and more. Microsoft is doing something similar for its games on Steam, so Sony will likely do the same in the future, as the new section on the PS website suggests.

While Sony is just beginning to enter the PC market, the Japanese publisher has stepped up its efforts considerably this year. In January, God of War finally debuted on Steam and the Epic Games Store, and Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered will make its own later this week. The latter is a particularly good port, with ray-traced reflections making all the difference, as Alessio points out:

Visually, the ray-traced highlights make a big difference swinging around Manhattan, especially at night. Some building and pedestrian models aren’t state of the art, but we have to remember that the game was originally released on PS4 almost four years ago; Miles Morales should fare better when it launches soon on PC.

Finally, the higher frame rate (fully unlocked) of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered PC allows for both traversal and combat as everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood superhero feels better than ever.

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Edwin S. Wolfe