Nintendo, if you want, I'm gonna install your poor launcher on my PC so I can buy all your interesting games on my favorite platform. Think about it
Sometimes I really wish if everything launched in Steam only!
I think the goal is releasing their games on both Steam, PS PC, and PS5. PS PC launcher would give you access to your save files across PS5/PC. That would be a plus, and imagine if you buy it once you own it and can download it through PS PC and on PS5.
To me thats the direction they should go.
It could work over multiplatform games too, to me it would add a lot of value. I would pay a little bit more for Elden Ring on Sony's PC store if it meant it was also available on PS for me.That's what I'm hoping this is. Incentivize buying Sony's games on playstation.com which grants both PC and PS licenses.
Or or and hear me out.
It could just be for integration into Steam/GOG/EGS games the way Xbox Games Studios games are integrated to XBL and Steam even if you purchase them on Steam.
It would make sense and let people who purchase on Steam to unlock achievements on steam and on their PSN account at the same time, and for Sony to have "control" over crossplay in their games.
As is right now Playstation Studios Games barely* acknowledge your PSN account.
P.S I think it will also be a launcher for PSPlus PC games that will be announced later in the century.
*They dont at all.
You are confusing "much better" with "accessible as a console" which are not the same. The price of a ps5 equivalent PC is at least 900 plus and that is just for the GPU(a mid ranged one) motherboard and a decent CPU. Even those parts will be second hand.It's not perfect yet, but already MUCH better.
I was talking to a guy who could afford a PS5 + a XSX. He could sell both for ~1.1000 and for that price you can already get a nice pc. But whatever, all i wanted to say is that prices are dropping and they do. Right now you can get a 3080 for 899 Euro while it was ~1,8k in December/January..You are confusing "much better" with "accessible as a console" which are not the same. The price of a ps5 equivalent PC is at least 900 plus and that is just for the GPU(a mid ranged one) motherboard and a decent CPU. Even those parts will be second hand.
A month or two ago they did buy the ones who made Fate/Grand Order, the mobile game that generates them $1B/year. They also have Fordwardworks, who is supposed to bring some PS IPs to mobile but as far as I remember they always made Japan only games and they didn't release a title since many time ago.While this is good, what they really need to focus heavily is the PlayStation mobile division. I haven't seen much progress on that front.
For instance, TLOU 2 Factions, Destiny, Destruction All Stars, etc. should also have a F2P mobile port. They could rake in some serious cash with MTX.