By Andrew Dodson on August 24, 2016 at 7:46am
Yesterday, Playstation announced in an official blog post that it's PS3 game streaming service, Playstation Now, would be coming to PC soon.
This will bring a wide selection of PlayStation exclusive titles to Windows PC for the very first time, including entries in the Uncharted, God of War, and Ratchet & Clank franchises, as well as beloved PS3 games like The Last of Us and Journey. Current subscribers have a new way to access PS Now’s library of over 400 games, and the PC app provides a new way for even more gamers to discover and play the service.
In the same announcement, Playstation reviewed a new USB adapter that would work with PC/Mac devices and allow players to use Dualshock 4 controllers. The adapter launches in early September with a suggested retail price of $24.99. The Dualshock 4 controller is not included with the adapter and if you'd rather not buy the extra accessory, you can always just plug the controller directly into your computer.
Playstation recommends the follow specs for running Playstation Now on your computer:
- 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
- A minimum 5Mbps connection is required to use PS Now on any device.
Mac support for Playstation Now has not been announced yet.
Playstation Now is a subscription service that will set you back $19.99/month - which seems high for any subscription/streaming service, but you also gain instant access to a treasure trove of Playstation games that you can now play for the first time on your computer.
In my opinion, just having the ability to play "The Last of Us" again on my PC is well worth the cost of admission. What Playstation game do you want to play on your computer?
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