PlayStation Now Announced at CES 2014

Sony have announced at CES 2014 the launch of PlayStation Now, a subscription service which will allow users to stream PS3 games on their PS4 consoles or other devices.

A new PlayStation service called PlayStation Now is set to be launched this year that will allow users to play PS3 games through their TVs without even needing a console.

This has been rumoured since Sony purchased the game streaming company Gaikai in 2012 and was expected to be in place for the launch of the PS4. The announcement was made at CES 2014, with the service having a live demonstration at the show, on display were titles that included Beyond: Two Souls, The Last of Us and God of War: Ascension.

PlayStation Now will be able to be used on the PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Sony Bravia TV’s (initially, but expected to also be released on other Smart TV brands), Tablets and Smartphones – so not just Sony products.

PS Now Chart

Gamers will be able to rent specific games they want to play or will be able to choose a subscription service. The service will also support online multiplayer and trophies.

“We are thrilled to deliver entertainment experiences only possible from PlayStation through our new streaming game service,” commented Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment.
“PS Now will allow users to engage in the world of PlayStation, whether they’re existing fans or have never owned a PlayStation platform”

The service is set for a small initial Beta launch in the US from the end of January with a full US release in the summer. Currently Sony have not confirmed when this will be released in the UK or other markets, and no information on which smartphones and tablets the service will be able to run on.

Source: MCV
Reporter: JMS1701

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