PS Now Expected on European PCs, North America to Follow
Lane Martin |
Aug 23, 2016
With the wealth of options open to gamers today, it is completely understandable if you missed a few games. In fact, you may have missed a whole system worth of games, I would know, it happend to me. Good news if that console was the PS3 or PS4, though, as it looks like you’ll be able to play some of those games on your PC.
Sony’s Playstation Now service has been providing streaming rentals of Playstation games since it came into open beta in July of 2014. To date, it has provided over 400 games to its loyal subscribers for roughly 20 bucks a month. This program has set its sights on European computers and will be visiting North America shortly thereafter, according to the Playstation blog.
So, if you managed to avoid games like The Last of Us, or Journey (Like me), then it seems like your PC will be able to remedy that. The Sony’s recommended specs for running PS Now on your PC are as follows:
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 of a 5Mbps internet connection is also required to utilize PS Now. Though it has not been explicitly stated, it looks like you’ll need a DualShock controller to play actually play these games, and they even have a shiny new wireless dongle coming out to help with that.
The DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor is slated to release in early September, and should run you about 25 dollars. It promises full functionality with both PC and Mac and should let you use your wireless DualShock 4 controller to its fullest potential with both PS Now or PS4 Remote Play.
Currently, PS Now supports well over 400 games and that number looks to expand in the near future. Find a full like of PS Now games here.