Sony has proved yet again that it doesn’t care for PC gamers

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Sony has quietly raised the price of several of its biggest games on Steam in certain regions, and the new prices are nothing to scoff at. 

Multiple top titles such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, God of War, and Returnal have been swept up in the price hike, with the new cost having different ranges in various countries. While there hasn’t been any official blog post concerning this news released by Sony, the new prices were confirmed by PlayStation LifeStyle

  • Argentina: 4199-5999 Pesos to 8499-9999 Pesos 
  • Canada: $59.99-69.99 CAD to $64.99-79.99 CAD 
  • Chile: 32000-39500 CLP to 35000-42000 CLP 
  • China: 279-379 RMB to 345-414 RMB 
  • Colombia: 159000-194000 Pesos to 184000-219000 Pesos 
  • Japan: 4900-6490 Yen to 6490-7590 Yen 
  • South Korea: 45880-58800 Won to 52800-62800 Won 

The older titles have had less of a price hike than some of the more recent ones. However, it’s still a blow to PC fans that games as old as God of War is more expensive five years after release.  

Tough luck  

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Unfortunately, this is just the next mishap in a long line for PC players. The Last of Us Part 1 finally became available on Steam, unfortunately leaving many users less than impressed. 

Many users have been plagued with crashing games and excruciatingly long loading times for shaders, which take one to two hours every time you start the action-adventure zombie game. 

I hadn’t played The Last of Us since 2013, and since I no longer have a PS4, I thought looking at the Steam remake would be a great way to refamiliarize myself with the excellent story. Sadly, I didn’t have as much fun this time around. Stuck with ridiculous wait times, I was discouraged almost immediately. I also found that not even my RTX 3070 helped matters, as I was stuck on 30fps for most of the time and plagued with constant crashing. 

It’s upsetting to see such a brilliant game have such an awful port to PC, but when you look at this mishap and the price hikes, it seems like Sony doesn’t care too much about players who don’t have a PS5.  

Elie Gould
Features Writer

Elie is a Features Writer for TechRadar Gaming, here to write about anything new or slightly weird. Before writing for TRG, Elie studied for a Masters at Cardiff University JOMEC in International Journalism and Documentaries – spending their free time filming short docs or editing the gaming section for their student publications. 

Elie’s first step into gaming was through Pokémon but they've taken the natural next step in the horror genre. Any and every game that would keep you up at night is on their list to play - despite the fact that one of Elie’s biggest fears is being chased.