The community can visit the new PlayStation Games for PC website before Spider-Man makes its PC debut. More PlayStation Studios creations will eventually be made available on Steam and the Epic Games Store, according to the Japanese giant.
The reports that the most significant games developed by PlayStation Studios were being moved to the PC were mocked by PlayStation enthusiasts a few years ago, but Sony’s approach has significantly evolved over time and the firm now concentrates on expanding its catalog on another platform. The Japanese then took the initiative to validate these comments by creating a specific subpage that lists the PC games that have already been released as well as those that are in the works.
The list will be expanded in 2022 to include Uncharted The Legacy of Thieves Collection, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Fall), and, of course, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, which will be released tomorrow. Currently, players can check out titles like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Days Gone. Numerous signs point to The Last of Us Part I’s PC release being delayed in the near future.
Sony promises that announcements of PlayStation games for PC will be “up-to-date” on Twitter and Instagram, but two curious things are immediately apparent on the website: the business “currently” has no plans to offer PSN accounts or save transfers from PS5 or PS4 to PC.
“To play PlayStation games on a PC, do I need a PSN account?
No, at this time, a PSN account is not required to play PlayStation Studios titles on a PC.”
“Is it possible to move save files from the PS4 or PS5 version to the PC version?
Game save data cannot presently be transferred from PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 versions to PlayStation Studios’ PC games or the other way around.”
At the same time, it was made clear that there is no way to move previously bought PS5 or PS4 titles to a PC:
“Do I need to purchase a PS4 or PS5 game individually in order to play it on a PC, and vice versa?
Yes, there are differences between PlayStation Studios’ PC and console versions. The game cannot currently be bought in the PC version and then played on the PS4 or PS5, or the other way around. The PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 version’s save data cannot currently be transferred to the PC version of PlayStation Studios, and vice versa.”
Without a doubt, times have changed, but in the case of Sony, we cannot yet anticipate new products being released simultaneously on the PlayStation 5 and personal computers.