“PlayStation Now” Available In The U.S. This Summer

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Sony announced PlayStation Now (PS Now), the company’s streaming game service that leverages cloud-based technology.  This is the streaming service that gamers have been waiting for since Sony acquired Gaikai and will become officially available in the United States this summer. PS Now will deliver popular PS3 game titles first on PS4 and PS3 systems, followed by the PS Vita. Additionally most of Sony’s 2014 lineup of Bravia TVs will also support PS Now.  Other non-PS platforms and Sony devices will also be able to stream PS games on internet connected devices at some point in the future.

“SCE’s vision for PS Now is to enable users to instantly enjoy a wide range of full games on the Internet-connected consumer electronics devices they use every day. The accessibility of PS Now means, for example, that PS4 users in the living room can continue playing a game on a PS3 system in their bedroom. Or PS Vita users can enjoy instant access to a game wherever there’s Wi-Fi connectivity, such as outdoors, then can switch to a supporting BRAVIA® TV’s big screen and play the same game after arriving home.

PS Now will offer choice to gamers with how they want to access content. Gamers can rent by title for specific games they are interested in, or they can choose a subscription that delivers additional value with the ability to explore and play many games available across a wide variety of genres. In addition, the service will support many popular PSNSM features such as online multi-player, Trophies, and messages.”

Prior to the official launch, SCE will begin a beta program on PS3 systems in certain regions of the United States from the end of January. Additional information about PS Now will be available at http://us.playstation.com/playstationnow, though as of this writing, the page doesn’t yet exist.

Written by Damon Bullis

Damon Bullis

I’m a gamer from back in the days of Telstar Arcade, Atari 2600, and Intellivision. I currently have a PS4, PS3x2, Vita, PSP, Xbox One, 360, Wii U, Wii, and a N64.

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