PlayStation Network Launcher Could Be Coming To PC: Report


PlayStation could be looking to expand its footprint on the PC platform as it is reportedly gearing up to launch a PlayStation Network launcher.

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PlayStation surprised everyone by launching the first-ever exclusive to PC back when it ported Horizon Zero Dawn. Since then, a large number of titles have made their way to PC, including the likes of Days Gone, God of War and the Uncharted Collection. While new games are unlikely to launch for PC directly on release, PlayStation seems to be committed to delivering more titles for PC.

PlayStation Network Launcher Could Be Coming To PC: Report

In a new job listing, Sony is looking for a Director, Product Management – PC Game Experiences.

This role will be asked to take the lead on the overall PC gaming experiences for PlayStation including the leadership and responsibility to implement and deliver to our players worldwide.

Lead and evolve the PlayStation game experience roadmap for all game related experiences including SDK development, client application experiences as PlayStation network Platform integration

The most notable part of the job description is the second paragraph, where it is stated that the person will be responsible for “client applications experiences as PlayStation network Platform integration.” This likely suggests that PlayStation is looking to build a launcher for PC.

It should be noted that a job listing last year had suggested something similar, where Sony was looking for a UX Design Manager for driving its “PlayStation’s Off-Console experience, with a focus on mobile devices, PC / laptop, and tablet.” Along with that, PlayStation has been actively looking for people to design game activities such as trophies.

When it comes to PC players, this news should be a mixed bag. There are already tons of launchers on PC, and the last thing one would want is another launcher for games. But considering the fact that Steam has quite a significant cut for games launched there, Sony would be looking to maximize its profits with its own launcher.



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