Sony PlayStation announced that PlayStation Now, the consoles streaming service, will soon expand its gaming catalogue to include a variety of popular PlayStation 4 games.
For anyone not in the know, PlayStation Now is Sony’s streaming service which up until now has allowed gamers to play hundreds of PS3 games. Originally limited to (an actually impressive 480+) PS3 titles, games from Sony’s latest console will soon be streamable via PlayStation Now to both PS4 consoles and Windows PCs. This means you will be able to play PS4 games on Windows PCs as well as the PS4 itself.
This new advancement will allow users to beam a game directly to their machine without having to buy a disc or digital download which ends up taking a bulk of your hard drive space.
Despite adding a new platform, Sony says both PS3 and PS4 game libraries will be included in a single PlayStation Now subscription, which runs for $19.99/£12.99 a month. You can, however, utilize the 7-day trial version before you decide to commit yourself to a subscription.
“[W]e decided to shift our focus and resources to PS4 and Windows PC to further develop and improve the user experience on these two devices. This move puts us in the best position to grow the service even further.” Sony said at the time.
While this is great news to gamers, there’s no mention of exactly when PS4 games are expected to hit PlayStation Now, nor any indicator what games will be available to stream at launch.
“We’ll share more information as we get closer to launch, so stay tuned. In the next few weeks we’ll kick off a private test with PS4 games on PS Now. If you’re an active PS Now subscriber, keep an eye on your email in case you get an invitation,” posted Brian Dunn, Senior Marketing Manager of PlayStation Now.
The downside to this is that you may actually need higher internet speeds to run the games, from around 5Mbps or even higher. But let’s just wait and see when things roll out, be on the look out for more updates!