psn required for cross-play in concord on pc
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psn required for cross-play in concord on pc

Jun 30, 2024 10:05 AM

The upcoming hero shooter Concord will require PC players to connect a PSN account for cross-play and progression. Sony initially encountered backlash with a similar requirement for Helldivers 2, but remains firm on this strategy for Concord. Firewalk Studios justifies the decision, emphasizing the importance of cross-play and cross-progression to enhance player experience. Despite the criticism, Sony is unlikely to reverse this requirement as they aim to bring PC and PlayStation 5 players together seamlessly.

Why does Concord require a PSN account for PC players?

Firewalk Studios' director of IP Kim Kreines explains that the necessity for PC players to have a PSN account stems from the importance of cross-play and progression, which are integral parts of the game’s design. This allows both PC and PlayStation 5 players to join together in the game, creating a unified player base and fostering a more connected gaming experience.

Concord is part of Sony's strategy to expand its footprint in live service games, following the steps of other popular titles like Destiny 2, which also requires platform account linkage for cross-play and progression. This approach is becoming a staple for ensuring a seamless gaming experience across multiple platforms.

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Miss Peachy Miss Peachy commented on: 2024-06-30 10:24:03
While the PSN account requirement for Concord might initially seem like a hassle for PC players, it's a strategic move by Sony to ensure a cohesive and integrated gaming experience across platforms. Cross-play and progression are game-changers these days, and this policy could actually enrich the community in the long run.
Mr. Bison Mr. Bison commented on: 2024-06-30 10:18:03
Looks like Sony is doubling down on unifying the player base with Concord by requiring a PSN account for cross-play and progression. While it’s not everyone's cup of tea, integrating PC and PS5 players could make for a more connected and vibrant community—similar to how Destiny 2 operates.
Rolling R!ck Rolling R!ck commented on: 2024-06-30 10:12:03
Looks like Sony's doubling down on their strategy to unify their gaming ecosystem with Concord. While the PSN account requirement on PC might ruffle some feathers, seamless cross-play and progression could be a game-changer for community building.
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