Sony may be quietly preparing a PC game launcher of its own, possibly called the “PlayStation PC launcher.” If true, Sony could be on a path similar to Ubisoft
or Epic, offering its own games on a platform separate from Steam.
According to VGC
, someone in the recent release of “Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered” on PC found that some of the files pointed to something called “PlayStation PC launcher”. If you have friends who don’t know what this is, just look at Ubisoft and Epic. Their Ubisoft Connect and Epic Game Launcher are platform software for purchasing, downloading, and opening games.
Coincidentally, before this “PlayStation PC launcher” was discovered by players, there are also similar reports that Sony may be planning to allow PC players to link games to their PlayStation Network accounts and offer players additional in-game rewards. It’s like Ubisoft will offer players in Ubisoft Connect some in-game item rewards for completing challenges.
Sony has been more and more interested in bringing previously exclusive games to PC in the last two or three years. First, “Horizon Zero Dawn” and “God of War” were ported to the PC, and recently, “Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered” was put on the PC platform, and soon “Uncharted” will also meet everyone. These are big hits on the PlayStation platform, and they’ve been very useful for Sony to use to build a reputation on the PC platform. And if Sony wants to stand on the PC platform, it is necessary to launch its own “PlayStation PC launcher” to deepen the connection between the PC platform and the original PlayStation Network.