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