Yesterday, Sony officially announced that their new service, Playstation Now, will soon be available to PC and Mac users. Europe will be the first to use this new service followed by the US and Canada.
Playstation Now will bring exclusive Playstation games to Windows PC and Mac via streaming. Gamers will be able to enjoy hundreds of previously released game titles once more. Current offering include God of War, The Last of Us, and Journey. These and around four hundred more Playstation titles are available for download within the new app.
In order for players to fully enjoy their gaming experience, Sony has unveiled a new product to complement the Playstation Now. Gamers will now be able to enjoy using their Dualshock 4 controllers wirelessly with the use of the wireless USB adaptor. Users will be able to connect their controllers to any PC or Mac and make use of all its available features. Features like motion sensor, light bar, touch pad, analog sticks, vibration, and stereo headphone jack will be available as long as the game supports them. The Dualshock 4 Wireless USB Adaptor will cost $24.99 when it launches sometime in September.
Gamers who will not avail of the said adaptor will still be able to play from their computers. They only need to connect their Dualshock 4 controllers to their PC or Mac with a USB cable. Users will also need to download and install Sony?s Remote Play for PC and Mac.
In the blog, Sony also highlighted the minimum PC hardware specifications in order to enjoy Playstation Now.
- Windows 7 (SP1), 8.1 or 10
- 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or higher
- 300 MB or more storage, 2 GB or more RAM
- Sound card, USB port
Gamers are also suggested to have a minimum of 5 Mbps internet connection to fully enjoy PS Now.
To date, Sony has not made any announcement on the minimum requirements for the Mac.
Playstation Now will probably release sometime in September along with the Dualshock 4 Wireless USB Adaptor.
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