After being in the rumor mill for such a long time, Sony has finally launched the PlayStation Now game streaming service for Windows. The service was released by keeping the recent announcements from Microsoft in mind. Microsoft recently added a backward compatibility for Xbox games on Xbox One and the game streaming from Xbox to Windows 10 PC.
The Sony PlayStation Now game streaming service costs $19.99 a month but for a yearly subscription, you only need to pay $99.99 which means the yearly subscription is a better deal. You can get started with a 7 day trial of the service to see if it is something you want to use.
What do you get with a PlayStation Now subscription?
The PlayStation Now service will provide you more than 400 PS3 games that you can stream on your Windows PC. You get all the PlayStation exclusives and other titles available on PS3. Since this is a game streaming service, the graphics processing takes place remotely and hence you don’t need a full-fledged gaming PC to run these games.
You should have a PC running Windows 7 SP1 or above along with at least a Core i3 processor along with 2GB RAM. You just need 300 MB storage for the PlayStation Now files and that is all you require. If your system has these or better specs you can easily run Playstation now and enjoy all the games.
Everything sounds great, right? But there’s a catch. You will need to buy a DualShock 4 game controller and a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor along with an internet connection that provides you a minimum of 5Mbps speed. The service is currently only available to people living in the United States and Canada but it will be made available to other countries soon.
Who would want to use this service?
People who have a PC and want to play PlayStation exclusive titles can subscribe to this service and play games. The system requirements for PlayStation Now are minimal which means people who don’t want to invest in a gaming PC would also find this useful. Lastly, people who have the PlayStation 4 and would like to play PlayStation 3 titles on their PS4 can also find this service useful.
This new step by Sony is being welcomed by many while console players think this will be the start of the end of Sony’s PlayStation platform. What do you think?
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