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You’ll soon be able to get your PlayStation Trophy hunting fix on PC

The new PlayStation PC overlay will let you catch up with your PSN pals, while unlocking cross-platform Trophy access in the Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut.

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If you’re a PlayStation Trophy hunter who’s been holding off on trying out the PC ports of some of the best games the PS4 and PS5 library has to offer, we get it. What’s the point of dropping into games like Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered if you can’t farm tiny dopamine-eliciting dings? Well, it looks like Sony understands your pain, and, for the upcoming Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut at least, you’ll be able to reap the rewards even when you’re away from your console thanks to the new PlayStation PC overlay.

The exciting feature has been revealed as part of a new PlayStation Blog detailing the system requirements and more for the expanded PC port of one of 2020’s best games. According to Nixxes Software online community specialist Julian Huijbregt, this will be the “first” PlayStation game to use the overlay, which grants you access to your “Friends list, Trophies, Settings, and your Profile.”

To access the overlay on Windows (the only platform it’s currently set to release on), simply hit Shift+F1 on your keyboard, or open it up from the in-game menu. Easy stuff.

PS5 trophy hunting PC: the new PlayStation PC overlay

If you’re wondering if different platforms will have different Trophies, don’t worry. “Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut on PC shares the same Trophy set as the game on PlayStation 5 consoles,” Huijbregt confirms in the blog. Additionally, Trophies you unlock on PS4 and PS5 will sync across platforms and vice-versa, provided you remain signed into your PlayStation Network account on PC and console.

While Huijbregt’s comment regarding GoT being the “first” to get the shiny new overlay stipulates future PlayStation-to-PC titles will receive the same treatment, it does leave one burning question: what about the other PS5 exclusives that are already on PC? Alongside the aforementioned Spidey, the likes of Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition, God of War, and Death Stranding’s Director’s Cut have all become multiplatform in recent years.

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Though there don’t seem to be any plans for such functionality right now, we would love to see some sort of update that adds the overlay to pre-existing titles, while retroactively awarding Trophies for past triumphs. Today’s wishful thinking could, hopefully, materialize as tomorrow’s reality.

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