It's funny how when talking about emulation, people will go out of their way to install multiple emulators, thousands of roms, finely tweak configuration files (often specifically for individual games), but when it comes to playing officially released products, it's " Steam or it doesn't exist".
I remember how apposed everyone was to a centralized launcher when steam came out. People didn't want to have Steam running in the background just to launch a game. Your desktop was the launcher and it was riddled with game exe shortcuts.
Everyone has their preference. I'm not saying anyone is wrong here. I just find it funny how some of those preferences conflict with eachother.
Steam is just so far ahead of everyone else in terms of features. Controller profiles, mod integration, regional pricing, etc.
I wouldn’t blame Sony for doing a launcher because they have the software to support it. In fact if it were me I would’ve saved the GOW port to launch alongside it just to entice people to get it.