PlayStation Now Coming to PC

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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PlayStation Now

On the official PlayStation blog, Sony announced that game streaming service PlayStation Now will be coming to PC. The app will launch first in Europe, with a North American release following some time afterwards. No release window was given, aside from “soon”.

As a result, a large number of PlayStation-exclusive titles will be available on PC for the first time, such as the Uncharted, Ratchet & Clank and God of War series, up to a grand total of over 400 PS3 games.

On PC, PS Now will require a DualShock 4, similar to Remote Play on PC. The controller is compatible with PC through a USB cable, or with the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor which Sony announced alongside PlayStation Now, which will allow the controller to be used wirelessly with PC. The adaptor will be available for $24.99 USD when it launches in September.

In the blog post, Sony also announced the recommended system specs for 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

Sony also notes that PlayStation Now requires at least a 5 Mbps internet connection, and recommends a wired connection.

Use of PS Now requires the player to either rent games for specific periods of time, or purchase a monthly subscription for $20 per month, or $44 for three months. If PS Now interests you, and you would like to give it a look and support oprainfall at the same time, you can get some subscription time from our affiliate link below:

 

About Chris Melchin

Chris is a computer science student who has been gaming ever since he knew what to do with a Super Nintendo controller. Since then, he's owned every Nintendo console to be released. His favourite games include Xenoblade Chronicles, Persona 4 Golden, and Little Busters. He started watching anime in high school, and his favourite series is Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. He also writes Vocaloid music for his personal YouTube channel, and has a (slight) obsession with Megurine Luka.




  • catazxy

    $24.99 USD for DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor that can only support only ONE controller at a time….

    720p, 30 fps

    and psnow is 180$ a year……

    “ooooh I can’t waait”

  • Razorfall

    Getting the wireless adapter just in case I can use it with steam or something

    • Lord Ackercocke

      Here’s hoping but i’ll wait for the official word first.