Sony announced that the PlayStation Now streaming service will be made available to PC. This service will be coming in the near future and it will bring hundreds of PlayStation 3 games along for the ride.
The vast PS3 gaming library is now open to PC gamers who do not own a PS3 console. The service was originally previously focused on streaming PS3 content to the PS4 which was unable to play last-gen games. Once PlayStation Now becomes available to PC gamers, once-exclusive titles such as Ratchet & Clank, The Last of Us and God of War will now be accessible #pcmasterrace.
Of course, the service is not for free. A subscription will be required and it is by no means cheap either at $20 a month. Users will also need a DualShock 4 controller and the Wireless Adapter that will allow it to seamlessly link to any PC. Until now using a DualShock controller with your PC or Mac required tethering it via a USB cable, or via Bluetooth with the help of third-party software. Sony announced plans to roll out an official $25 wireless adapter for the DualShock 4 in September.
Sony says PS Now for PCs will launch “in parts of Europe soon and will come to North America shortly thereafter.” Here’s what you’ll need to run PS Now on your PC:
- – Windows 7 (SP1), 8.1 or 10
- – 3.5GHz Intel Core i3/3.8GHz AMD A10 or faster
- – 300MB or more of storage
- – 2GB or more of RAM
- – 5Gbps Internet
- – USB and sound ports
With Microsoft already set to open up the Xbox gaming library for PC users, the rift between console and PC gamers is slowly starting to get filled up with the promises of gaming enjoyment for everybody across different platforms.