Line Between Console and PC Blurs as PlayStation’s Game Streaming Service PS Now Comes to PC
You got your PS4 in my PC. You got your PC in my PS4.
For those of you who are lucky enough to have a fairly decent PC and a PlayStation 4, your gaming life is about to get a whole lot more interconnected. PlayStation Now, Sony’s game-focused answer to Netflix, will be coming to PC very shortly. Slated to launch first in Europe then in the U.S., PlayStation Now will allow folks to stream as many games as many classic PlayStation titles as they’d like to their desktop or laptop PCs. As PlayStation’s blog post points out, this marks the first time a lot of PlayStation-exclusive titles would be playable on PC.
Some of these titles include: the Uncharted series, God of War, and Ratchet & Clank. There are plenty of other PS3 titles on PlayStation Now, too, including the ever-popular The Last of Us. What’ll really be interesting to see is how these games will handle multiplayer, as players with keyboards and mice are often considered to have a fairly significant advantage over those bound to controllers.
Speaking of controllers, PlayStation also announced that they’re also releasing a USB Wireless Adapter for the DualShock 4 controller. Before, you’d have to plug your controller in via a standard USB cable. But with the adapter, you’re able to use it wirelessly, just like you would with your PS4 console (when you’re not charging it, of course).
The blog post also shared the minimum requirements your PC would need in order to effectively run PS Now:
- 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
All told, not too bad. As well, your internet connection would directly impact your gameplay, and they recommend having at least a 5Mbps connection. There’s no exact release, but from the sound of the post, it’s coming real soon.
If you’re curious about what you can play on PS Now, you can check out the PS Now website for more details.
(image via Flickr/PlayStation.Blog)
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