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PlayStation Now Is On Windows PCs in the US... Now

Sony launches the PlayStation Now streaming app for a the Microsoft operating system.

News by Mike Williams, .

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that the PlayStation Now streaming app is available today for Windows PCs in North America. The app lets PC users access more than 400 PlayStation 3 titles, including exclusives like Uncharted, God of War, and Ratchet & Clank.

This month, the service is also getting six new games: Mafia II, Tomb Raider: Game of the Year Edition, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution, Heavy Rain, and Borderlands: Ultimate Edition. In October, the service will be adding Castlevania: Harmony of Despair to the catalog.

For a limited time, the 12-month subscription to PlayStation Now is being discounted. In addition to the 7-day free trial, players can pick up the 12-month sub for $99.99. That's a big drop from the current subscription options, which include $44.99 for 3 months or $19.99 for 1 month.

All games can be played with a DualShock 4 connected to your PC via USB, but players can also pick up the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor. This allows the controller to work wirelessly and will also enable all DualShock 4 features, including the touch pad, light bar, motion sensors, vibration, and stereo headset jack. The Adaptor costs $24.99.

The recommended specifications for PlayStation Now on PC are as follows:

  • Windows 7 (SP1), 8.1 or 10
  • 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or faster
  • 300 MB or more; 2 GB or more of RAM
  • Sound card; USB port
  • 5Mbps internet connection minimum (Wired connection recommended)

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  • Avatar for Hoolo #1 Hoolo A year ago
    You know, I didn't think of this too much when I first heard it regarding release in Europe last week, but this is actually pretty great. There's a whole bunch of games on PlayStation (and Xbox) that never made it to PC, so I would definitely consider subscribing for a number of months. Going through the list, I saw a number of titles I've been interested in for years, but could never play (like Shadow of the Colossus, Journey, and Eternal Sonata). If PS Now enables me to play these games on a PC, more power to Sony.

    ...now if only I had the internet connection to facilitate this. Speaking of which, a question: would streaming PS Now to your PC consume a lot of bandwidth? I mean, if you're actively streaming a game (probably in HD, at that), that has got to be kinda expensive, right? I'm wondering.
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  • Avatar for SimonGreedwell #2 SimonGreedwell A year ago
    So a dual shock 4 is required? Bummer.
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  • Avatar for WiIIyTheAntelope #3 WiIIyTheAntelope A year ago
    @Hoolo IIRC the stream quality auto adjusts to your internet, so a bad connection will get a sub-HD resolution while a good connection will run in HD. I would imagine the bandwidth usage would be pretty similar to what you'd eat watching Netflix, as the only outbound traffic from your end is controller inputs and such, which is really minimal.
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