Rumour has it that PlayStation Now, the streaming service which allows you to play PlayStation 3 games in a Netflix-esque on-demand fashion, will roll out on the PC from 23rd August. The service is already available on the PlayStation 4 and Vita, and has launched on select Samsung and Sony televisions, but if true, this would mark the platform holder's first attempt at really branching out with the initiative.
The rumour comes by way of French site Gamekult, with the publication claiming that the PC-based client will debut in Belgium, the Netherlands, and the UK first. A US and Canada rollout is expected a week later. You'll apparently need a computer with Windows 7 or above, as well as a 5MBps connection and a compatible controller. You won't, of course, need a particularly powerful machine, as that's the whole point of the cloud gaming initiative to begin with.
While nothing's been confirmed, this all sounds pretty reasonable to us – and it would mark the first opportunity for you to play exclusives like The Last of Us and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception on a PC. Of course, you'll still technically be playing them on a PS3 – albeit a big server-based version that's being streamed to your computer. This could be a good option if you travel a lot, as the service should work on any crumby old netbook.
Chalk this down as a rumour just for now, but we'll of course keep you updated regarding any announcements that Sony makes.
[source gamekult.com, via pcgamesn.com, vg247.com]
How much is Playstation Now? This would completely eliminated any need to buy a Playstation system ever again, would be great for storage space.
5mb connection lucky if I get half that on a good day.
Compatible controller....revised controller (from the article talking about 5 PS4K reveal features). Maybe this is the Trinity leak thingy that cropped up the other day. A revised controller that works with PC for all those who want to game on PC with a DS4.
Interesting. Would love to play some of my steam games with a DS4. Looking at you Half Life
@XCWarrior I wouldn't go that far considering that it's only PS3 games and needs a constant good internet speed at all times.
How about they release it in other countries first.
The release of Now in the rest of Europe should be a priority over this.
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