Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) have today unveiled PlayStation Now, which is a streaming game service which leverages cloud-based technology.
It will first be available in the US this Summer and will come delivering some of the best PlayStation 3 titles on to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, then onto the PlayStation Vita.
In addition to being available on all PlayStation platforms, it will also be supported by most 2014 U.S. models of the Sony BRAVIA TV. The service is then to be extended beyond that, allowing users to stream PlayStation games on numerous other Internet-connected devices.
PlayStation Now is aimed to let users enjoy a full range of fantastic PlayStation titles on devices they use every day. Accessing PlayStation Now means that players can enjoy the titles wherever there is Wi-Fi connectivity, which is fantastic for those who want to game more but rarely are in their own house.
There is the choice to rent a game they are specifically interested on, or carry out an subscription which will deliver even more value, letting players explore and play even more games. There will also be online multiplayer, trophy support and messages.
The ongoing 2014 International CES is the place to get a first hands-on at PlayStation Now with some fantastic titles on show to try out including Beyond: Two Souls, God of War: Ascension, The Last of Us and Puppeteer from SCE Worldwide Studios, on PS Vita or BRAVIA TV.
US owners will also be able to try out an exclusive beta of PlayStation Now at the end of the month. Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. stated:
We are thrilled to deliver entertainment experiences only possible from PlayStation through our new streaming game service, PS Now will allow users to engage in the world of PlayStation, whether they’re existing fans or have never owned a PlayStation platform.
Here at NGB, we think PlayStation Now sounds absolutely fantastic and of course, we would love your thoughts via the comment section below.