Presumably, to keep the name PlayStation in front of the eyes of everyone, even on a personal computer, Sony has created new branding for games it’s porting to PC: PlayStation PC.
The change was noted by Steam users when games like Days Gone were updated to list PlayStation PC as the publisher. As of this writing, games like Horizon Zero Dawn and the upcoming God of War port still list PlayStation Mobile as the publisher, as was the case for Days Gone before the shift. Meanwhile, Helldivers: Dive Harder Edition, Guns Up, and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture are also listed under PlayStation PC LLC.
According to Corporation Wiki [thanks VGC], the PlayStation PC LLC was filed as a Domestic in the State of California as far back as April 13 of this year, so Sony’s been readying this rebrand for several months. While Horizon and God of War’s Steam pages still list the PlayStation Mobile branch as the publisher, they will presumably join the other games to become more uniform soon. It’s also likely the PlayStation PC branding will be included on the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves collection when it brings Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy to PC next year.
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Sony’s moves to PC all started with Horizon Zero Dawn last year, followed by Days Gone earlier this year. While I was concerned the company was going to stick with some of its safer choices, the addition of God of War and the two best Uncharted games has me hopeful that PC players will get to play some of Sony’s more widely acclaimed games in the future. Perhaps a Last of Us collection could be waiting in the future? I know a vocal group would like to see Bloodborne running on their PC at some point, right?