Sony’s PlayStation Now game-streaming subscription service has finally headed to Windows PC. The subscription service is scheduled to launch in some parts of Europe sometime soon, followed by a North American release shortly thereafter.
The Japanese tech giant introduced PlayStation Now subscriptions in January 2015 on PlayStation. Further, the service was extended to PS3, the PS Vita and PS TV, Samsung Smart TV, and some 2015 Sony TVs, before finally making its debut on Windows PC.
“This will bring a wide range of PlayStation exclusive titles to Windows PC for the very first time, including the games in legendary Uncharted, God of War, and Ratchet & Clank franchises, along with smash-hit PS3 games like The Last of Us and Journey, ” wrote PlayStation Network Senior Vice President Eric Lempel in a blog post.
Sony has also recommended a list of specs for seamlessly running PS Now on your PC. Let’s have a look:
- Windows 7, 8.1 or 10
- 5GHz Intel Core i3/ 3.8GHz AMD A10 processor or higher
- 2 GB of RAM
- 300MB or more free space
- Minimum 5Mbps internet connection
Sony recommends using a wired Internet connection.
Interested gamers can sign up for a 7-day free trial to gain access to the library of over 400 available titles. After this you’ve to pay $20 a month or $45 for three month.
Apart from this, Sony has also introduced a new device: a Dual Shock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor that lets you wirelessly connect the controller to your PC or Mac.
The adaptor is scheduled to launch in early September for $24.99. It’ll bring every feature of the controller you know and love on your PC, like touch pad, analog sticks, buttons, light bar, vibration, motion sensors and stereo headset jack.
Sony has also announced a price hike for PlayStation Plus membership. From September 22, the price of the 12-month PlayStation Plus membership will rise from $50 to $60 and three-month memberships will increase to $25.
PlayStation Plus offers many perks like online multiplayer, free games each month, online game save storage and exclusive discounts on PS merch stores.