Sony made quite the announcement on PlayStation Blog this morning.
The PlayStation streaming service “PlayStation Now” will be making its PC debut! This service allows customers to stream hit PlayStation games directly to their smart TV, PlayStation console, or (in this case) to their home computer.
While console players have had access to these games for years, this marks the first time several of these game will be playable on another platform. PC players will now be able to play such masterpieces as Uncharted, The Last of Us, inFAMOUS, and Journey. There’s also a staggering collection of third-party games too, resulting in a 400+ game library for your enjoyment.
Sony is also releasing a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter, which will allow players to use the DualShock 4 controller and all of its abilities. This adapter will sell for $24.99.
As for the price of the service itself, it’s actually fairly affordable.
The 1 month membership will cost you $19.99, with a 3 month option running for $44.99. While the price might seem steep at first, it becomes an incredible deal when you consider that $20 a month is giving you access to over 400 games.
As far as computer specs for using the service, Sony recommends:
- 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
It’s also worth mentioning that a minimum 5Mbps connection is required for PlayStation Now. If your internet speed qualifies, I would highly recommend looking into this service, especially if you’re a “PC only” player. There’s a ton of gems waiting to be played.
For the full list of all the games available via PlayStation Now, go here.
– Zack Burrows