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Sony could be working on its own PlayStation PC launcher. References to a PlayStation PC launcher were discovered in the recent release of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered on PC, and VGC has verified the references are legitimate.

A potential PlayStation games PC launcher would compliment Sony’s PC push. Sony wants about half of its games to be on PC and mobile by 2025, and the company has spoken out about its plans to bring more PlayStation games to PC over the past year. We have seen Horizon Zero Dawn, Days gone by, god of warand Spider-Man Remastered all launched on PC in recent years, and Sony even started using a PlayStation PC label last year acquiring a PC port developer.

A launcher would allow Sony to maximize its revenue from PC games, but it would also enable features such as cross-buy and PlayStation Network (PSN) integration. References to PSN integration have: also discovered in the PC port of Spider Man Remastered, with rumors that Insomniac Games was experimenting with PSN link bonuses for Spider Man.

Rumors of a PlayStation PC launcher first appeared on a earlier this year XboxEra podcast, where Australian host Nick Baker claimed Sony is working on a PC launcher with cross-buy support. This could potentially allow PlayStation owners to play the games they own on PC, much like Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere initiative.

Sony hasn’t officially commented on plans to launch PlayStation PCs yet, but the company recently announced a official website dedicated to PlayStation PC games. The following PlayStation games coming to PC are Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales in the fall and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection sometime in 2022.

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