It is the news PC gamers have been waiting for to achieve true “master race” status: Sony announces that the video game streaming service PlayStation Now is coming to desktops and laptops.
Senior Vice President for Marketing and Head of PlayStation Network Eric Lempel wrote on Playstation.Blog that they are launching the PS Now service for Windows PCs, allowing users to be able to play over 400 games from the PlayStation catalog including exclusives like The Last of Us, Uncharted, and God of War.
In conjunction with the release, Sony will also be offering a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter to be able to connect DualShock controllers to computers to be used for either the PS Now or Remote Play. The device is compatible for both Windows and Mac operating systems and sells for $24.99.
The video game service is based on the Gaikai streaming technology allowing subscribers to play on browsers connected to remote PCs, allowing them to play games with higher graphics qualities without the need for high computer specifications just as long as a fast enough internet connection is present. This is especially good news for those who are unable to get the newest, most in-demand console like the PS5, though many may still choose to use something like PSemuX PS5 Emulator to play the games they wish to.
PlayStation Now for the PC will launch in Europe first and then in North America.
- Windows 7, 8.1, 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
- At least a 5 MBPS internet connection