Details On PlayStation PC Overlay Revealed For Trophies, Friend List, And Cross-Play

Posted on April 17, 2024 by Nick Moreno

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In the spur of a few years now, PlayStation & Sony Interactive Entertainment has embraced the idea of PC versions for its titles immensely. And since then, we’ve witnessed close to a dozen different first-party releases arrive to Steam. However, while impressive to see its titles on a different platform, it is not part of a connected ecosystem alike with Xbox.

And although there is no likeliness a ‘Xbox Play Anywhere’ feature is likely to come, some features appear to be on the way for the platform. In one discovery back in fall 2023, TrueTrophies reported that the Trophy system is being worked on for PC. In a new update from PlayStation on the coming Ghost of Tsushima PC port, this feature plus more PlayStation elements will be live on the platform.

According to PlayStation Blog, a new ‘PlayStation Overlay’ will be experimented with the release for Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut later this May. Friend List, Trophies, Settings, and Cross-Play are all to be accessible through the overlay.

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is the first PlayStation title on PC that uses a new PlayStation overlay, which includes your Friends list, Trophies, Settings, and your Profile. This feature is available on Windows PCs and will be accessible from the in-game menu or, for keyboard players, by pressing the “SHIFT +F1” shortcut on your keyboard.

“While playing the game, you can earn PlayStation Trophies just like on PlayStation consoles. Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut on PC shares the same Trophy set as the game on PlayStation 5 consoles. In addition, the PC version also has full support for Achievements on Steam and the Epic Games Store,” Nixxes Software online community specialist Julian Huijbregts writes.

“To make use of features like Trophies, Friends list, and cross-play, you can sign in with your existing account for PlayStation Network or create a new account. The use of PlayStation overlay is optional for both the single player experience and Legends mode.” Of course, the PlayStation Overlay is expected to be integrated to older PC releases in the coming future alongside newer titles being added as well.

What are your thoughts on the PlayStation Overlay for PC?

Source: PlayStation Blog

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