Playstation Now: Play your PS3 Games everywhere

Playstation Now: Play your PS3 Games everywhere

The Keynote for Sony’s CES 2014 was the confirmation that Playstation Now is ready to enter Beta stage by the end of January. The company demoed Beyond, God War: Ascension, The Last of Us, and Puppeteer during the show, but stated those titles were for technical purposes only and there’s no list of confirmed releases.

The much-awaited Playstation feature promises to bring your PS3 games to all your other Playstation devices, with a look to soon include

  • Streaming to Bravia TVs
  • Streaming to non-playstation devices via internet connections
  • Cloud saves that carry over to any PSN enabled device – Continue your game on any platform!

The Playstation Blog announcement details

  • Play video games instantly across multiple devices, similar to the way you might stream TV, movies, and music.

  • Stream full games to all of your compatible PlayStation devices including PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita as well as non-PlayStation devices, beginning with 2014 BRAVIA TV models and expanding to numerous other Internet-connected devices.

  • Always play the most updated version of your game. With games hosted in the cloud, you can take your game with you – just log in with your Sony Entertainment Network account on a compatible device and your games and saved progress will be easily available.

In the comments, Sony clarifies the service will be subscription based, that PS+ will continue to offer free game whilst now enables you to rent, and some technical details regarding net connection.

  • With PS Now, you can rent by title for specific games, or you can choose a subscription that delivers additional value with a wide variety of genres. For example, you can try out a game by rental first, before deciding to actually purchase the full game and download it to your console. We believe this streaming game service will add tons of value to dedicated game consoles in addition to packaged and downloaded games, and in doing so, we will open up a new world of possibilities across PlayStation platforms.
  • Of course, one of the big reasons we are offering a closed beta is to get feedback on all aspects of the service, including of course the experience with rentals and subscriptions, so we look forward to hearing more feedback from our community as we move through the beta.
  • As a Plus member you can look forward to plenty of more great games as part of your Instant Game Collection. We’re fully committed to continuing to provide our Plus members with the tons of value.
  • We recommend a 5MBPS+ connection. In our internal tests, users with this bandwidth or greater have been enjoying a low latency, high-quality gaming experience. PS Now tests your connection of each game and optimizes for quality if you are above the minimum requirements. We strive to make the gameplay experience feel as if the game is being played locally on their device – fast and responsive (including for FPS and games with twitch mechanics). The Closed Beta will definitely provide a great opportunity to test the experience with gamers with varying connection speeds and our developers will, of course, be working diligently to optimize the service based upon the feedback we receive from the community.

The beta starts at the end of this month, with an expected final release for Summer 2014. More details on how the participation criteria as they are unveiled!

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4 comments on “Playstation Now: Play your PS3 Games everywhere”

  1. AnCapaillMor says:

    Said it before and i’ll say it again, the current crop of consoles will be the last, next ones will be a glorified router.

  2. Emergence says: This is the link to register for more info. Presumably also a means for registering for the beta but that has not been confirmed yet.

  3. WaffleGuy says:

    This rustles my xbox-jimmies D:

    1. Fexelea says:

      Time to color that Bear green

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