Sony has been at the cutting edge of gaming technology for a number of years now with the Playstation brand. It seems like only yesterday when I was gripping a wired controller attached to a Sony Playstation, skilfully negotiating the levels of Bubble Bobble and the like.
Soon gamers from all over the world will be able to enjoy classic games on all compatible Sony consoles and devices, thanks to Playstation Now. I say “the world over” but I mean everywhere apart from gamers in the EU and that includes the United Kingdom. We will have to wait for at least 12 months before we can treat ourselves the vast library of content on PlayStation Now. Playstation Now was recetly unveiled at CES 2014.
According to a slide from an official PlayStation Now presentation, (which was obtained by Eurogamer) the new streaming service is to be launched in Europe in the first quarter of 2015!
PlayStation Now brings its immense library of PlayStation and PSP games to the cloud, which can then be streamed and played on any compatible device a player wishes to game upon. Playstation gamers can either purchase individual titles individually or they can sign up for a PlayStation Now subscription.
All PlayStation platforms, including the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita will be connected from the middle of the second quarter of 2014, after the initial PlayStation 4 compatibility. SEL devices, including Bravia TVs will also be compatible in the fourth quarter of 2014. This is to be followed by unknown “partner devices” before the end of 2014. PlayStation Now will be launched in South Korea and Japan near to the end of 2014/2015. “Europe has the longest wait of all, with PlayStation Now set to arrive in the first quarter of 2015 according to our sources”, notes Eurogamer.
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