PS4 Games Will Be Playable On PC Via PS Now
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(Last Updated On: March 13, 2017)

Sony’s senior marketing manager for PlayStation Now, Brian Dunn, announced that the company will be rolling out support for PS4 games on PlayStation Now, enabling subscribers to play PS3 and PS4 games via the cloud-based service.

The news was posted up over on the PlayStation Blog, where Dunn revealed that PC gamers who are subscribed to PlayStation Now will soon be able to stream PS4 titles. They’re expecting to roll out testing for the service over the next couple of weeks.

They’ve also updated the service to enable cloud saves, so you can pick up and finish your game whether you’re playing on PS4 or on PC.

The service costs about $100 a year for those who want to give it a go. This would be in addition to your PlayStation Plus subscription. Additionally, you’ll need to ensure that your bandwidth caps allow for streaming HD games through your net service. Cloud gaming will absolutely murder your bandwidth usage, so it’s something to consider before you dive in.

What’s also interesting is that Sony rolled out a list of the most popular PS Now games for February, giving gamers a quick heads-up about what others are playing. You can check out the list below.

  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Mortal Kombat
  • WWE 2K15
  • The Last of Us
  • Mafia II
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • NBA 2K14
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution
  • Batman Arkham Origins

This news follows up on Sony’s previous announcement that they would be limiting the use of PS Now to PS4 and PC, axing support for other systems such as the Sony Bravia TVs and the PlayStation TV.

It’s likely that Sony is trying to desperately court PC gamers by advertising the fact that they can play PS4 exclusives like Uncharted 4 or Horizon: Zero Dawn on PC via the cloud. Whether or not this will actually boost subscription numbers remains to be seen, but it’s definitely a power-move from Sony that I didn’t expect to see coming.


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13 comments Categories: News, PC, PS4 Tags: , , ,
  • LurkerJK

    Those “popular games” are a joke, they are old as hell, many are on PC and you can probably buy them all from steam/gmg/gog/humble bundle for under 30 bucks…

    Does those $100 include access to the games or you need to buy them individually ?

    • For $100 it’s open season. You can play whatever you want for however long you want.

  • DizzyGear

    >No Bloodbourne. No Gravity Rush 2.

    http://i.imgur.com/fa3yFew.png

  • >”popular”
    >”Batman: Arkham Origins”

  • FlamingoJet

    Saw this coming a mile away.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if PS2 are going to be on there soon.

  • Disqusted

    “Additionally, you’ll need to ensure that your bandwidth caps allow for streaming HD games through your net service. Cloud gaming will absolutely murder your bandwidth usage, so it’s something to consider before you dive in.”

    Sounds like there won’t be many people able to use that in Australia, then.

    • Yeah cloud gaming is an extremely restrictive service, limited only to those who can afford to rack up bandwidth nonchalantly on a super high-speed connection.

      • SevTheBear

        unless we all get fiber internet I don’t think many will be able to enjoy a service like the PS NOW anytime soon

      • Disqusted

        I’d imagine latency is an issue too, right? So if the streaming service is too far from you, the game would be laggy as shit?

      • DizzyGear

        Where i live data caps are unheared of for home internet connections these days. Just about every provider has a so called fair use policy.
        Some ISP did try to impose data caps when broadband was being rolled out but they lost costumers to ISP’s without caps faster then you can say market force.

        • Just wish it was like that in more places. Comcast and Time Warner run monopolies in a lot of territories across the States.

    • Dude, I can confirm your friends’ stories, ’cause I was dealing with no Internet for almost ten fucking months last year. And even now that I got it, it’s like 10MB/s for download speed. It’s fucking awful over here.