It was revealed yesterday, at CES 2014, that Sony’s brand new streaming game service, PlayStation Now (PS Now), will be made available in the US this summer.
This comes as huge news for gamers everywhere, considering that the service will allow users to stream classic games and the biggest hits from the PS3 library on the PS4 and PS3 consoles, followed shortly by the PlayStation Vita. Additionally, Sony aims to expand beyond the PlayStation platforms and Sony products by providing PlayStation Now to a range of Internet-enabled devices. The service will begin its cross platform domination by including the streaming service in most 2014 US models of Sony’s BRAVIA TV lineup.
There is currently little information on how Sony plans to price streaming service. However, a recent post on the PlayStation Blog has given us something to go on. We know for certain that users of PS Now will be able to rent individual titles, or purchase a subscription that grants them access to a large library of games to stream.
Users should remain vigilant too, because the PS Now beta program is set to launch at the end of January. Sony has yet to reveal the precise details on beta access, but more information will surely be arriving shortly.
PlayStation Now has a huge range of potential, and it will be interesting to see Sony embrace a new philosophy of brand connectivity. With plans to deliver original PlayStation and PlayStation 2 era classics to a range of devices, the streaming service seems to inevitably be the next step in Sony’s reclamation of gamers’ hearts. There is incredible value to be found within the service, now if only we could find out how much it will cost.
What are your thoughts on PlayStation Now? Do you think Sony will be able to successfully launch the streaming service this summer? Be sure to leave a comment below, and check back for more information on PlayStation Now as it arrives.