Playstation Now Coming to the PC – stream Playstation 3 & 4 games on your computer
Well this is a turn up for the books: earlier today Sony announced that their streaming service, Playtastation Now, is coming to the PC sometime in the near future.
This means that
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.
Obviously that doesn’t mean that the Playstation exclusives will be fully ported on the PC. But this is still very exciting, especially for the likes of me who can’t afford a PS4.
Here are the specifications Sony says your PC requires to have in order to have an optimal experience:
- 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
So it’s hardly taxing on even older computers and laptops but expect to have a very fast internet speed to minimise any latency or lag (even faster than their recommended, I bet). You will also need are the PS4 Dualshock controller and their bluetooth adaptor.
So with both Microsoft and Sony now technically on the PC, there is no more griping about being unable to play console exclusives.
Your move Nintendo. I kid, I kid.
Source: Playstation Blog