Today, Eric Lempel of Sony announced that the PlayStation Now service is coming to PC. Posted up on the PlayStation Blog, the announcement details the plans for the streaming service. Eric mentions that the app will first be launching in “parts of Europe”, and that North America will receive it soon after.
PlayStation Now is a service that gamers can subscribe to in order to play certain PS3 titles streamed to their PS4. The service is offering a seven-day free trial at the moment. The two available subscription plans are a one-month subscription for $19.99 or a three-month subscription for $44.99. With this announcement, PC gamers will be able to play exclusive franchises like Uncharted or Ratchet & Clank on their PCs, as well as the over 400 titles available in the PlayStation Now library.
On top of that announcement, Sony had another to bring to light: they’re releasing a DualShock 4 USB wireless adaptor. This $24.99 adaptor is used to connect a DualShock 4 controller wirelessly to both PCs and Macs. While the ability to use a DualShock 4 with a USB cable has been around for quite some time, this is the first official wireless adaptor. Lempel also states that it works for both PlayStation Now and Remote Play.
The blog also mentions the recommended specs for using PlayStation Now on PC. These include Windows 7 (SP1), 8.1 or 10 for your OS, a 3.5GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8GHz AMD A10 processor, 300MB or more of storage space, 2GB or more of RAM and of course, a sound card and a USB port.
Lempel stresses that a 5Mbps connection is the minimum required for PlayStation Now. Also, a wired connection is recommended for the best experience. At the moment, Lempel hasn’t given a release date in either announcement. However, the blog states that the wireless adaptor will launch in early September, so keep an eye out!