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Playstation Blog wrote:

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 PS3 library, first on PS4 and PS3 systems, followed by PS Vita.

In addition to PlayStation platforms, most 2014 US models of Sony’s BRAVIA TV lineup 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 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.
Source: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/01/ … is-summer/

Pretty exciting, but here's hoping the pricing is decent and it actually works in Australia with our generally shitty internet. They suggest 5Mb/s minimum but I wonder what quality that gets you.

I believe also if you have the PS3 disc you can 'rent' the PS Now game for free which is nifty, hopefully this extends to if you own the game on your PSN account - for example I just bought Devil May Cry for free on PS3 with my PSN+ subscription.
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Interesting. If people are keen to watch me plunder some pirates in Assassins Creed or die horribly in Don't Starve I could set it up. No idea how it works apart from the "start live streaming" button tbh, but I'm sure I can figure it out.

Would probably work best with everyone watching on Google Hangouts with me (can set the iPad up or something) and a few beers. That way you can direct me on what stupid thing to do, or how to gruesomely assassinate Sir Pablo Esquire then laugh when I fail horribly.
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Wow that's pretty awesome, so many good series that I want to play like Uncharted, GoW, LBP etc
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PlayStation™Now PS4 Open Beta starts tomorrow in America and Canada.

Shame we miss out, unless someone can get sneaky with VPNs.. but there should be a lot of information and opinions coming out of it regardless.


What a terrible video, the people in it seem like they're on drugs of some sort.

I wonder if Australian internet can handle streaming these games. Reckon there will be APAC servers?
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Sony plans to launch PlayStation Now, its PS3 game streaming service, for the PlayStation 4 on Jan. 13 in the U.S. and Canada for $19.99 a month or $44.99 for three months, the company announced this morning.

The service will hit the PlayStation 4 first, followed by other PlayStation Now enabled devices, according to the press release.

A seven day free trial will also be available at launch. The subscription offers unlimited access to more than 100 PlayStation 3 games from publishers like Sony Computer Entertainment, Sega, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Bandai Namco.

The service allows gamers to stream PS3 titles without the need to download, install or patch the game. Game sessions can be saved on PlayStation Now's cloud servers. As the service expands to other devices, users will be able to access supported games across any supported device with a single subscription.


Pretty expensive, and I assume it would be more expensive in AU$ too. Would probably be worth it if you were sharing with a sibling or housemate though.
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