Sony had just announced that PlayStation Now, their videogame streaming service, will be making the jump to PC, launching first on parts of Europe then in the United States shortly thereafter. That’s right folks, you’ll finally be able to play a bunch of PlayStation 3 titles straight through your desktop.
For a single subscription, games like Uncharted, The Last of Us, and God of War can now be streamed straight to your PC, along with over 400 other titles for which over 100 are PlayStation Exclusives. They’ve also introduced the new DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor. This device allows you to pair up your Dualshock 4 controller to your PC and Mac. This is slated to release early September and is set to retail at $24.99.
The adapter doesn’t just go well with PlayStation Now but for Remote Play as well. As the name suggests, this free app allows you to remotely access your PlayStation 4 console using your PC. Both PlayStation Now and Remote Play requires a stable minimum of 5Mbps connection and is also available on other devices. For instance, PS Now can stream to a PS4, and Remote Play can stream to android devices and the PlayStation Vita, which is one of the best reasons to have one.
Here are the recommended specs for running PS Now on your PC:
- 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
The subscription starts off with a 7-day trial then an option of 1 month for $19.99 and 3 months for $44.99. Sony plans to follow up on an announcement for official launch dates. As for the Dualshock 4 adapter — a quick google search could lead to a number of third party apps that can do all that without any extra hardware and cost. Just saying.
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