At the beginning of this year Sony announced their new games streaming service called PlayStation Now, which is being created to provide PlayStation gaming content for the new next generation PlayStation 4 console as well as PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, televisions, and mobile devices.
On May 19th 2014 Sony launched the PlayStation Now beta testing phase on their new PlayStation 4 and the Kotaku games website has this week released a new video. Demonstrating what you can expect from the PlayStation Now service when it officially launches later this year.
PlayStation Now will enable gamers to pay for access to a selection of original PlayStation, PS2, and PS3 titles on either a per-game basis or using a subscription based payment service.
To use the PlayStation Now service using non-PlayStation devices you will require a DualShock 3 games controller. Sony also recommends that you have a 5 Mbps Internet connection to use the PlayStation Now service with any device be it a PlayStation or not.
“The service will feature modified PS3 hardware within its data centers, with the processing power equivalent of eight PS3 consoles shrunk onto a single motherboard within a slimline server cabinet; this allows for optimal utilisation of physical space, in addition to reducing electricity costs.”
The open PlayStation Now PlayStation 4 beta launches on July 31st 2014.