Sony Announce Playstation Now

Sony has appeared at this year’s CES conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Where they have finally shed some light just on how they are going to utilise Gaikai, a company specialising in streaming video games and a company Sony had purchased mid-year of 2012. During the conference Sony went on to explain that “Playstation Now” will play previous select  PS1, PS2 and PS3 games on current generation Playstation hardware (PS4 and PS Vita). Along with announcing that PS Now can be accessed on gaming consoles, it was also mentioned that it is compatible with certain 2014 Sony Bravia televisions, tablets and smartphones. At launch a select list of games will be made available but the library will come to grow quite drastically. This feature can also support online multiplayer and full trophy support.

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PS Now can be accessed via subscription as well as one off rentals. Unfortunately it wasn’t confirmed if a Playstation Plus subscription incorporates PS Now. A closed beta is set for the end of the month and Sony is hoping for a release around the middle of this year. No prices were advised as of yet but time will certainly tell.

In other Playstation News, Sony has updated their position on the PS4. As of December 28th 4.2 million PS4 consoles have been sold. Players collectively have purchased 9.7 million PS4 games and PS Plus subscriptions have shot up around by 90%. They certainly are some strong figures from Sony which indicate a successful console launch.