Much like most news in gaming these days, it was leaked that PlayStation Now (PS Now) – Sony’s Netflix-like streaming service would be making it to PC. This was followed up by an official announcement minus any concrete release information until now. Today PS Now is available on Windows PCs. The news comes via the official PlayStation Blog.
This means Windows PC owners can now play over 400 PS3 games without having to buy a PS3. Instead paying $19.99 a month or $44.99 for three months. At the moment Sony is also offering a year’s worth of PS Now for $99.99.
Keep in mind that you will need an Internet connection with at least 5Mbps to get the most of it. For now, the offer is still limited to Europe and North America.
In addition to this, 6 new games have also been added;
- Mafia II.
- Tomb Raider Game of the Year Edition.
- Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.
- Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution.
- Heavy Rain (with The Taxidermist DLC).
- Borderlands: Ultimate Edition.
If you’re in the right region or have a good enough VPN and a fast enough Internet connection, this is what you’ll need for PS Now:
- OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
- CPU: Intel Core i3 3.5 GHz, AMD A10 3.8GHz or faster
- HDD space: 300MB or more
- RAM: 2GB or more
- Sound card and a USB port
The addition of PC along with the PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and select smart TVs make PS Now a compelling alternative to backwards compatibility. With a large number of games available including newer fare like Proteus and Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments make it one of the more comprehensive ways to stream games if that’s your method of choice.