Although Microsoft appears unwell with it insisting on bridging its platform with PC all last generation, Sony Interactive Entertainment is now following in its footsteps over the past year. Back in May a job posting went live for a Product Manager illustrating the firm’s ambitions to support the endeavor. Then in October a listing for ‘PlayStation PC’ also fueled this effort as well.
Additionally, we witnessed the overcoming to the platform with a slew of exclusives coming to Steam. So far this year we witnessed God of War back in January hit the service. Then this week Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered arrived with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales coming in the fall. Not to mention a potential leak for more titles that surfaced elsewhere also.
Discovered this week, the ‘PlayStation for PC’ front has went live on the official PlayStation website which previous reports signaled towards. The page goes on to showcase first-party releases alongside other third-party titles such as Predator: Hunting Grounds & Helldrivers. The FAQ on the website elaborates further on the state of things for PlayStation on PC.
For one, games already owned on PlayStation will need to be re-purchased on PC, it confirms. “the PC and console versions of PlayStation Studios games are different products. It is currently not possible to purchase the PC version of a title and then play it on a PS4 or PS5 console, or vice versa.” A separate FAQ also verifies cross-save is not supported currently.
“It is currently not possible to transfer your save data from the PS4 or PS5 version to the PC version of a PlayStation Studios title, or vice versa.” Atop of that, Trophies and Steam/Epic Games Store achievements do not sync with your PlayStation account. “PlayStation Studios titles include support for achievements on both Steam and Epic Games Store. They will not sync with your trophies list on your PSN profile.”
Other titles underway for PC includes Housemarque’s Returnal. The game appeared in a cryptic listing via SteamDB earlier this year suggesting it could be close to arriving to the platform despite how recent the game hit PlayStation 5 last year. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you interested in Sony’s approach for PC so far?