Video Games Chronicle drew attention to an interesting point in the FAQ section on the official website of PlayStation. It may indicate that in the future PC gamers will have to create a PlayStation Network account when wanting to play ports of games from Sony.
A point of contention
The possible need for a PlayStation Network account may be evidenced by one of the questions in the FAQ.
"Question: Do I need a PSN account to enjoy PlayStation Studios games on PC?
Answer: No, you currently do not need a PSN account to enjoy PlayStation Studios games on PC."
When analyzing the above, focus on the word currently. Such a provision leaves Sony considerable room for maneuver.
It also connects quite well with other questions that can be found on the website. Currently also you can't buy a single copy of the game to play on PC and console, and (also currently) there is no way to transfer save game data. However, there is no clear statement that such features will not be introduced someday, and readers are left with only the word "currently."
Looking at Sony's increasingly bold PC expansion, we can guess that their vagueness on these issues could mean bigger plans for the PC market.
What is PSN
As a reminder, PlayStation Network is a network service that allows for, among other things, the purchase of games through a dedicated store, as well as online play and many other activities on PlayStation consoles.
- PlayStation - official website