PlayStation site hints that PC ports may need a PSN account in the future

A new FAQ on Sony’s website hints that PC ports of PlayStation games may require a PSN account at some point in the future.

A section on the official PlayStation website dedicated to PC games contains information for players looking to buy PlayStation Studios titles on Steam or the Epic Games Store.

While some answers on the site FAQ are definitive, such as one regarding trophy support for PC games (“they will not sync with your trophies list on your PSN profile”), others include the word “currently”, implying that the situation has the potential to change in the future.

Under a question about requiring a PSN account to play PlayStation games on PC, the site states: “No, you currently do not need a PSN account to enjoy PlayStation Studios games on PC.”

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The site also says it is “currently” not possible to transfer save data from the PS4 or PS5 version of a PlayStation Studios game to the PC version.

PlayStation Studios games on PC – such as God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, Days Gone and this week’s latest release Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered – can be played without the need to sign up for a PSN account.

This isn’t necessarily the case with Xbox Game Studios titles, which requires an Xbox Live account for some games on Steam.

While some titles (such as Minecraft Dungeons, Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Psychonauts 2) don’t need players to create an Xbox Live account, other notable Xbox Game Studios titles do.

The likes of Forza Horizon 5, Sea of Thieves, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and As Dusk Falls state on their Steam pages: “Requires third party account: Xbox Live.”

However, this comes with the benefit of shared Achievements and shared save progress.

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Last year Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan stated that PlayStation was planning to bring “a whole slate” of games to PC.

Since then the company has published five games on Steam – Days Gone, Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, Predator Hunting Grounds and Helldivers.

Spider-Man Remastered will be its sixth title, due for release on Friday, which will be followed by PC ports of Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection later in the year.