Sony and their third-party developers have released quite a few great games on their PlayStation consoles over the years. It seemed up until recently that Sony might just be sitting back while Microsoft worked out the kinks on their Windows 10 gaming features and Xbox One integration on PC. Instead, we’re seeing that Sony has been working on a desktop integration of their own. PlayStation Now will soon be able to stream a selection of over 400 games to PC, allowing PC gamers to check out what they’ve been missing with Sony’s consoles.
Initially announced at CES 2014, PlayStation Now will be coming to a PC near you soon. The service will launch first in parts of Europe, with a North American launch coming soon afterwards. The streaming service is built heavily on technology from Gaikai, the streaming service that Sony purchased back in 2012. Their streaming tech has previously been included in Sony’s Remote Play between PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita (and later between PS4 and PC/Mac). The upcoming PC launch for PlayStation Now will give a lot of gamers the opportunity to play some of these great games.
Speaking of the games, you can check out the full list of available titles over on Wikipedia. There are some real gems on the list, including the entire Batman: Arkham series, as well as Bioshock, God of War, and Uncharted games.
The required specs needed to run PlayStation Now really aren’t too bad either:
- 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
- A minimum 5Mbps connection
To help you get the full PlayStation experience on your PC, Sony has also announced the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter. This $25 dongle will release in early September, and will allow you to wirelessly pair a DualShock 4 controller to your PC. It will also enable all of the DualShock 4 specific features on PC, as long as the game you are playing supports those features.
What do you think about PlayStation Now coming to PC? Will you be grabbing a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter once they’re available? Tell us about your favorite PlayStation games in the comment section below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.Source: PlayStation Blog