Players will stream their favorite games from the PS Now library and they will play them on their PC using a DualShock 4, which will work with a wireless USB adapter. The announcement was made a few days ago and Sony has specified that the streaming service will come to PC firstly in the UK, then in North America.
Sony has released the cloud gaming service in 2014 for North America. PlayStation Now is a platform that allows players to access a selection of original PlayStation 3 titles, but they have to pay $19.99 for a month or $44.99 for three months and if they’re undecided if it’s worth paying this money, they can start a 7-day trial.
If you have a non-PlayStation device, you will need a DualShock 3 or 4, which can be connected to your PC via Bluetooth, but via USB cable, the new controller will connect later. You will need an adapter that will launch in September and which will cost of $25, but it will be compatible with both Windows PC and Mac, and it will be used for PS4 Remote Play, as well.
Head of PlayStation Network Eric Lempel has explained that users don’t need to own a PlayStation console, and if you already signed up for a PlayStation Now subscription, it will be available for PC, so you won’t have to change anything.
“If you have [PlayStation Now] today, then you’re ready to go,” he said. “You just sign in with your ID and you’re off and running. Your saved games come over with you, you can continue where you left off, you can start on the PC and continue on a console, and vice versa. The titles are the same, there’s not a sub-set of titles, it’s all the same titles that are available in both places,” said Eric Lempel.
Some of the most popular games that are included in the collection with 400 titles are Infamous, the Uncharted and The Last of Us. In order to use PlayStation Now, you will need a PC with the following recommended specs: Windows 7, 8.1 or 10, 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or a faster processor, 300 MB or more of storage, 2 GB or more of RAM, Sound card, USB port and at least 5 Mbps internet connection.
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