PlayStation Now streaming service to deliver older PlayStation games to your PS4 and PS3 in 2014Written by: / / 5 Comments
Sony Computer Entertainment has today announced PlayStation Now, a service that will allow users to play classic PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 titles by streaming them online to your PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, as well as your PS Vita in the future.
PlayStation Now will become available in the ‘Summer’ of 2014 in the US, with a beta programme to begin at the end of January, and aims to give users broad choice in how you access games available to be streamed, either by renting specific games or by subscribing with further access to more titles.
Sony compares PlayStation Now to the way you currently stream TV shows, movies and music over the internet, and adding to this analogy most 2014 models of Sony’s Bravia TV line-up will support the service, allowing you to play games directly on your TV without any additional devices. More internet-connected devices are promised to be supported in the future, too.
PlayStation Now will also boast the chance to play the most updated version of your chosen game, with your saved games available thanks to cloud hosting online, as well as multiplayer gaming, PlayStation Network messages and Trophy support included, too.
Which titles from the enormous library of classic PlayStation games do you most want to see supported and streamed in the future?
This official announcement of PlayStation Now arrives on the back of the discovery of a Sony patent that could lead to new content being injected into older PlayStation games streamed online.
As part of SCE’s presence at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, it was also announced that the PlayStation 4 was able to sell over 4.2 million units in 2013.