After digging deep into the files of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered for the PC, there’s now a suggestion that Sony could soon introduce its own launcher for PC games. In a move that would echo the other studio giants, including Activision Blizzard and Rockstar, a report from VGC confirmed the validity of the files and found references to the Playstation PC launcher.
If this sounds familiar, then you’d be correct in assuming so. Last week, GameLuster reported the news that a page dedicated to PC games had appeared on the Playstation website – lending substantial credibility to this latest information. Titles on the page include instalments from the Uncharted series and God of War.
VGC discovered various references to “PSNAccountLinked” and “PSNLinkingEntitlements” within the Spider-Man files, according to a recent report from GameLuster.
The discovery suggests that Sony would allow PC players to link their PlayStation Network accounts to particular titles and offer in-game bonuses as a reward. There were other references within the files pertaining to something known as “LevelCapExtras.”
These were concerning “PSN Linking bonuses,” which would suggest Insomniac games had intended to reward players with additional skill points if they linked their accounts together.
At the end of the day, what it all means remains unclear until Sony makes an official announcement. Whether it’ll lead to cross-purchasing between the PS5 and PC, or the creation of an independent, PC-specific Playstation Store, all possibilities are on the table.
Marvel’s Spider-Man on PC launched on August 12 and is available on Steam and the Epic Games Store. The original Spider-Man is available on the PS4, with a remastered port of the game available for PS5. Spider-Man: Miles Morales is available on the PS4 and PS5, with Spider-Man 2, a sequel to the 2018 game, launching exclusively on PS5 in 2023.