Playstation Now Coming To A PC/MAC Near You
Recently announced via the Official PlayStation Blog, PlayStation Now is coming to the PC Platform for you to be able to play some of your favorite PlayStation exclusive titles. This would end up being somewhat similar to the already current running platform for Remote Play, however narrowing you to the PlayStation Now options versus a true remote environment with any game like PlayStation Remote Play offers you.
According to Eric Lempel from the US PlayStation Blog, “This will bring a wide selection of PlayStation exclusive titles to Windows PC for the very first time, including entries in the Uncharted, God of War, and Ratchet & Clank franchises, as well as beloved PS3 games like The Last of Us and Journey. Current subscribers have a new way to access PS Now’s library of over 400 games, and the PC app provides a new way for even more gamers to discover and play the service”.
In addition to the service itself, Sony will be offering a USB Wireless Adapter that will allow you to connect a Dualshock 4 controller to a PC or MAC and carry over with it all the standard features that are available on the regular console from “buttons, analog sticks, touch pad, light bar, motion sensors, vibration, and stereo headset jack – as long as the gaming application supports these features” according to the US PlayStation Blog. The adapter is set to retail for $24.99 and be made available to the masses in Early September.
In regards to if your PC or Mac will be able run the new PlayStation Now service, please see below for the recommended system requirements in order to run the service on your workstation. A minimum 5Mbps connection is required to use PS Now on any device and is also recommended that you connect via a wired connection to the internet. An exact launch date for the service has yet to be announced, but stay tuned right here at GameOctane and find more information on this new service over at their website at PlayStation Now (See Links and Information Below).
Playstation Now Website: Playstation Now
Recommended System Requirements:
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