Sony have now confirmed PlayStation Now is coming to PC. PlayStation Now is an existing online streaming service from Sony which gives you access to a growing library of PS3 games that can be streamed to your PS4. Yesterday, Sony announced that you can now use PlayStation Now on your PC, effectively bringing PlayStation exclusives such as The Last of Us, Killzone, and Uncharted to the PC for the first time. Current subscribers have a new way to access PS Now’s library of over 400 games. The full list of games can be seen here. The new PS Now app will give gamers the opportunity to discover the growing list of PS exclusives!
PlayStation have also announced the DualShock 5 USB Wireless Adaptor, which will allow the connection between the PlayStation controller to PC and Mac via wireless. It will enable every feature of the controller people know and love: buttons, analogue sticks, touch pad, light bar, motion sensors, vibrations and stereo headset jack, as long as the gaming application supports these features. The adaptor will be on sale for around $24.99 (£19.99 GBP*). This is similar to that of Microsoft’s wireless connector for Windows 10 which allows Xbox One controllers to be used wirelessly on PC. PS Now is still playable with a wired controller.
The recommended system requirements for PS Now:
- Windows 7, 8.1 or 10
- 3.5GHz Inter Core i3 or 3.8 Ghz AMD A10 or faster
- 300mb or morel 2GB or more of RAM
- Sound card; USD port
- Minimum 5Mbps internet connection
Sony recommend a wired internet connection for the optimal experience. They will also be confirming the exact specifications at a later, hopefully soon, date.
The main issues with game streaming are input lag and video quality. TechRadar said “it’s not until 10 to 15Mbps that you’ll truly reach the promised land of uninterrupted gameplay”. Speedtest.net can provide you with your connection speeds, give it a go and see if you’ll be able to play lag-free. Because with game streaming there is no local processing, we will have to rely on the integrity of Sony’s servers. Here’s to hoping that they can provide a service PC gamers are used to.
The exact release date of PS Now has not be confirmed on PC but we’ll be sure to give you an update once it has launched, especially as Sony says more games are on the way!