PlayStation Now is even better than I hoped it would be!!!
PlayStation Now is a Gaikai-based video game streaming service used to provide PlayStation gaming content to PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, PlayStation TV, and BRAVIA televisions. The service will allow users to pay for access to a selection of original PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 titles on either a per-game basis or via a subscription, with plans to offer PS4 titles in the future. Non-PlayStation devices will need a DualShock 3 controller for the service, as Sony believes that the games have been designed and best played with the DualShock interface in mind, while PlayStation brand devices can use their respective native game controller. Sony also recommends that players have a 5 Mbps internet connection to achieve what they consider "good performance".
"We didn't make the ps4 backwards compatible because we thought of a new way to scam money from you." #playstationnow pic.twitter.com/0G71I0TM0q
— Captain Toad (@AntLOL666) September 4, 2014
PlayStation Now was announced on 7 January 2014 at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. At CES, Sony presented demos of The Last of Us, God of War: Ascension, Puppeteer and Beyond: Two Souls, playable through PS Now on Bravia TVs and PlayStation Vitas. The closed beta began in the United States on January 28 with PS3, and on May 19 was extended to PS4. PlayStation Now will launch in Open Beta on July 31, 2014 in the United States and Canada on PS4, with support for PS3, PS Vita and select 2014 Bravia TVs coming later in the year. At Gamescom 2014, SCE announced that PS Now will arrive in Europe in 2015, with the United Kingdom to be the first country to access the service.