If you have checked out our Best of CES 2014 list, you might already know what PlayStation Now has for gamers in the near future. For those who haven’t done so, here what PS Now is generally about: a cloud-based game streaming service that allows users to play PlayStation games on various devices.
With PS Now, users will be able to play game titles on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 that are streamed directly to their consoles through Internet. Despite being announced only recently at Sony’s CES 2014 keynote last week, the foundation of PS Now was actually laid quite some time ago when Sony acquired a company called Gaikai back in 2012.
For starters, PS Now will be featuring a selection of popular PS3 titles while games from the original PlayStation as well as PlayStation 2 will follow suit soon enough. Once the service is made available to public, gamers are free to utilize the service either through subscription-based system that provides certain level of access for them or they can choose to rent the respective titles individually.
In the near future, gamers don’t even need to own a PS3 or PS4 to enjoy PS Now as Sony will then expand the service’s availability to PS Vita, Bravia TVs, and other devices from both Sony as well as those from other brands. Yup, you read that right – other brands too but since Sony didn’t announce any release schedule for markets outside of United States, it is rather doubtful that PS Now will be made available in Malaysia anytime soon though.
Additionally, the recommended network speed for users to enjoy PlayStation Now at the moment is at least 5Mbps which is rather high in my opinion considering the current standard of Internet in our country. Nevertheless, we still can’t wait to see how PlayStation Now will fare against other game streaming services such as OnLive, G-Cluster and many more.
[Video Demo: CNET @ YouTube]