PlayStation Now game streaming is coming to selected Sony TVs next week

US residents with compatible Bravia tellies will soon be able to play PS3 games – no console required
PlayStation Now coming to selected Sony TVs next week

PlayStation Now coming to selected Sony TVs next week

PlayStation Now, Sony’s video game streaming service, has to date been available only via the PS3 and PS4 consoles – but as of next week owners of selected Sony televisions will be able to try it out.

From Monday 30th June, Sony is bringing its (US-only, at present) PlayStation Pilot Service to all of its 4K Ultra HD sets and a handful of 1080p smart TVs. That means US-based owners of said TVs will be able to play PlayStation 3 games live streamed from far-off servers. The TV will of course need to be connected to a broadband router, and a DualShock 3 controller is also required.

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PlayStation Now uses Gaikai technology

PlayStation Now uses Gaikai technology to livestream games from distant servers

Currently, PS3 games can be rented for anything between US$3 (S$4) and $20 (S$25). At present, the service is in beta and available only to a select few US residents, but at the end of July it’ll be accessible by everyone in the US (and some parts of southern Canada) with a compatible device – be that a PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 or television. Games available include The Last of Us, God of War: Ascension, Saints Row IV, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Street Fighter IV.

There’s as yet no word on precisely when the rest of the world will get PlayStation Now access, but having given the service a try and been incredibly impressed, we’re hoping it comes to US before the end of 2014.

[Via Engadget]

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