Steam users outraged over PlayStation games not deserving this

Sony's arrogance is currently annoying a lot of Steam players. The PS5 manufacturer should have actually just counted its money. Instead, he is forcing PSN accounts on players and is now even preventing many gamers from being able to buy the games at all.

PlayStation game disappears from Steam in many countries

Sony's PC strategy was actually a clear win-win situation. Steam players get great games and the PS5 manufacturer in return has a rich source of income. The success of Helldivers 2 has even given rise to hope that more games will appear on both platforms immediately upon release (or at least more quickly).


Instead, Sony is now showing that the PlayStation will always come first – to the chagrin of PC gamers. This first became apparent when Helldivers fiasco. Suddenly, Steam players were told to log in with a PSN account or they would lose access to the sci-fi shooter. The headwind was so strong that Sony had to backtrack.

Other PlayStation games on the PC are not spared either. Ghost of Tsushima requires a PSN account if you want to play multiplayer mode. Actually not a big deal. After all, it's action-adventure primarily a single player game. However, Sony doesn't care and is stopping the release in 177 countries and regions where the PlayStation Network has not yet launched. Germany is not affected (source: SteamDB).

Check out the PC trailer for Ghost of Tsushima here:

Ghost of Tsushima: Players are angry at Sony

On Reddit, numerous Steam players who live in the relevant countries report that their pre-orders for Ghost of Tsushima was automatically refunded. However, even players who are not affected are angry with Sony. After all, the company has now taken two very unpopular measures in a short space of time. This will undoubtedly be reflected in the Steam reviews. Ghost of Tsushima doesn't deserve this (source: Reddit).


A simple solution would be to offer the single player mode for purchase separately in the affected countries. So far, however, Sony has have not yet commented on the PC plans. In our GIGA test, Ghost of Tsushima received a full 8.4 out of 10 points. The action RPG is scheduled to release on Steam on May 16th.