Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Playstation Now announced at CES

Sony has officially announced its Gaikai-powered streaming service for but so far only for the US. PlayStation Now is a cloud-based project that brings PlayStation, PS2, and PS3 games to the PS4 console and handheld PS Vita, as well as other Internet-connected devices like HDTVs, tablets, and smartphones. Playstation Now expands on the Gaikai service which first appeared on smartphones and tablet's in 2012 a company which Sony acquired for £232 million.

The full feature list was posted on the Playstation Blog.

'We’re only a week into 2014 and it’s already shaping to be an incredibly exciting year for PlayStation fans.

Today, at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, we announced that PlayStation Now (PS Now), our new streaming game service, will be available in the US this summer. With PlayStation Now, you will be able to stream popular hits and classic games from the PlayStation 3 library, first on PlayStation 4 and PS3 systems, followed by PlayStation Vita.

In addition to PlayStation platforms, most 2014 US models of Sony’s BRAVIA TV line-up will support PS Now. Eventually the service will expand beyond PlayStation platforms and Sony devices, allowing you to stream PlayStation games across a broad range of Internet-connected devices.

Leveraging Gaikai’s advanced cloud-based technology, PlayStation Now will allow you to:
Play video games instantly across multiple devices, similar to the way you might stream TV, movies, and music.
Stream full games to all of your compatible PlayStation devices including PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita as well as non-PlayStation devices, beginning with 2014 BRAVIA TV models and expanding to numerous other internet-connected devices.
Always play the most updated version of your game. With games hosted in the cloud, you can take your game with you – just log in with your Sony Entertainment Network account on a compatible device and your games and saved progress will be easily available.

We want to offer you choice when it comes to how you want to access content on PS Now, so you will be able to rent by title for specific games you are interested in. We’ll also offer a subscription model that will enable you to explore a range of titles.

PS Now will begin a beta program in the US at the end of January with an expected full roll-out in the US this summer. Be sure to check the PlayStation.Blog regularly for more updates on the PS Now service.'


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