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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:


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Chris is a computer science student who has been gaming ever since he knew what to do with a Super Nintendo controller. He's a fighting game player, with a focus on BlazBlue and Under Night In-Birth games. His favourite games include Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Persona 5, 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.