PlayStation Now – Sony announces streaming service for consoles, TVs

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January 8, 2014

Clearly not satisfied with just a press conference and key note speech, Sony has announced PlayStation Now at CES 2014.

You’ve likely heard of the concept of PlayStation Now before. This is Sony’s PS3 streaming service, allowing you to play games from its last generation console on disc-free on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. What we didn’t know is that now will also be coming to Bravia TVs and (in time) tablets and other devices. Sony has confirmed that the service will expand to third-party hardware in the future.

The service is due to launch in the US this summer. It will come to PS3 and PS4 first with a smattering of PS3 hits like The Last Of Us ready at launch. The company suggested that the service would be available either through a subscription fee or rentals on a by-game basis.

As for the European launch? Sony is sadly tight-lipped, although during its conferences last year it only mentionned the US for a 2014 streaming launch. The company acquired streaming company Gaikai back in 2012.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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