Does Steam require PSN?

Discussion in 'PS3 - Games & Content' started by Praxis, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Praxis

    Praxis GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 26, 2009
    United States
    IIRC, I am currently on jailbroken 3.56. Enjoying various homebrew and emulators (having trouble getting MAME to work, but that's another story). I signed out of PSN a few minutes after jailbreaking (a day or two after that jailbreak came out) and haven't signed on to PSN since jailbreaking (have been able to confirm that my PSN account is still active through

    So...Portal 2's about to come out. My primary location of play will be on the PC and my MacBook Pro; a Steam purchase covers both.

    However, my understanding is that the PS3 version comes with a free Steam copy. So I may purchase the PS3 copy and then get the Steam copy.

    Will I need to sign in to PSN to do this? And if I do, will I be banned?
  2. Hells Malice

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    Apr 9, 2009
    I wouldn't imagine you'd need to sign into PSN.
    I would imagine you'd just get a CDkey for a PC copy, or similar.
  3. Minox

    Minox Thanks for the fish

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    Aug 27, 2007
    You are going to need to link your PSN account to your Steam account in order for you to receive that free Steam copy - so yes you are going to need to sign in to PSN. And to my understanding Portal 2 requires firmware 3.60 in order to even boot.
  4. djricekcn

    djricekcn GBAtemp Maniac

    May 29, 2009
    United States
    You don't need your PSN logged in, however you need to tie it to a PSN. If the PSN is logged on, you won't be able to log on to the PC Steam Portal 2 and visa versa.

    You have to do some sort of registering (tie) on your PSN, and not a file download like EA Online thing. If you don't tie it in, you won't be able to use it on PSN or Steam (at least for Online mode)
  5. doyama

    doyama GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 30, 2006
    United States
    Portal 2 has been confirmed to require 3.6. So you're basically SOL anyways.

    If you BUY the game it works this way

    1) You get a PS3 Portal 2 disc to play
    2) You get a serial key to input into Steam on the PC side to activate that copy
    3) You log into PSN and link it to your Steam account

    You do need to link the accounts in order to access the PC version it looks like
  6. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    your are pretty much screwed if you are on CFW or below 3.60