Let's give a round of applause for Sony introduction to the their newest streaming service, the PlayStation Now. Along with that a USB device that'll allow all would be gamer to play PlayStation titled games on a PC and Mac.
What PS Now appears be is a shrunken version of the steam box,the device itself that PS Now will be running on can easily be mistaken for a ordinary thumb drive. How the device function is not complex, just insert the device into a PC or Mac and pull up any title within the PS Now library, which if you're counting is over 400. Included in the PS Now library are well known titles such as God of War and Uncharted.
Being that the PS Now have a large array of titles, this will bring in a whole new audience gamer's who never had the chance to play some Sony's best games for the PlayStation. The system requirement demand isn't heavy either. It consist of the following.
- Windows 7 (SP1), 8.1, or 10
- 3.5GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8GHz AMD A10 or faster
- 300MB or more of storage
- 2GB or more of RAM
- Sound card
- USB Port
Like most streaming content you'll need bit of Internet juice, starting with 5Mbps downstream connection, so if you're still stuck in the archaic age of dial-up, you need not apply.
Good news for those interested, along with PS Now, Sony is releasing a DualShock 4 USB Wireless adapter so that users will have full access to DualShock controller on the PC or Mac. All features of the controller is said to be fully functional, including motion sensor and vibration.
Market release for PS Now USB adapter pending date is Sept 25, with a $25 price tag. Now that's just for the device itself, PS Now is subscription based and it'll run you $20/month following a free user trial for a week. Wait there's more, users will have an option of going with the discounted rate of $45 for three months.
I would love to get some feed back from PC gamer's, is this somewhat an alternative to Steam? Place your comments in the box below and let me what you think.