Sony has announced it will soon expand the reach of its streaming PlayStation Now subscription gaming service to Windows PCs. It will offer access to over 400 PlayStation 3 titles, including games like The Last of US and titles from the God of War, Uncharted and more to be played on the PC for the first time.
The official PlayStation Europe blog confirms that PlayStation Now will launch first on Wednesday, August 24 in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. The US PlayStation blog says that the North American launch of the service will follow, but did not offer a specific date. The service costs $19.99 for one month or $44.99 for three months; there is also a free seven-day trial. Sony says that PCs should have at least a 5Mbps Internet speed connection to access PlayStation Now, with a wired connection highly recommended. Here are its other hardware specs:
- 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
Sony also recommends using its DualShock 4 controller to play the games on PlayStation Now. PC gamers can connect the controller via a wired USB cable, or they can purchase the upcoming DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor for $24.99.
This adaptor will let you connect a DualShock 4 to PC and Mac wirelessly, and will enable every feature of the controller you know and love: buttons, analog sticks, touch pad, light bar, motion sensors, vibration, and stereo headset jack – as long as the gaming application supports these features.
The adaptor will be available to purchase in early September in the U.S. What do you think about the prospect of playing PlayStation 3 exclusives on the PC? Let us know your thoughts on PlayStation Now in the comments.