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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