Sony has officially announced that Playstation Now, the streaming service that offers the ability to play PS 3 games on a PS 4 for a monthly subscription, is coming to PC, first in parts of Europe, and North America to follow shortly after.
The news got out in a weird way, with alt text saying “PS Now on PC Announce Post by PlayStation Blog Europe, on Flickr” showing on the images on the EU PlayStation Blog post titled “How PlayStation VR Worlds was brought to life with extraordinary art”. Built on the Gaikai streaming technology, Playstation Now currently offers more than hundred PS 3 titles for $20 a month or $45 for three months. Jumping to the PC will mean that you’ll be able to play beloved titles like The Last of Us and Uncharted which were exclusive to the Playstation until now, though as streaming, not complete ports.
“This will bring a wide selection of PlayStation exclusive titles to Windows PC for the very first time, including entries in the Uncharted, God of War, and Ratchet & Clank franchises, as well as beloved PS3 games like The Last of Us and Journey,” Sony said. “Current subscribers have a new way to access PS Now’s library of over 400 games, and the PC app provides a new way for even more gamers to discover and play the service.”
Here are the required specs to use Playstation Now, as per the official announcement:
- Windows 7 (SP1), 8.1 or 10
- 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or faster
- 300 MB or more; 2 GB or more of RAM
- Sound card; USB port
- Minimum 5Mbps internet connection
In other news, Sony also announced a new USB Adapter for the DualShock 4, which will now allow you to use your DualShock 4 controllers with PC and Mac. The adapter comes with a price tag of $25 and will enable support for all buttons, analog sticks, touch pad, light bar, motion sensors, vibration, and the headset jack.
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