Sony Announces Playstation Now Streaming Service

There’s been a lot of speculation that Sony would be bringing a streaming service to Playstation fans ever since the company snapped up Gaikai back in 2012. Now they’ve finally confirmed the first details about the service, which is being dubbed Playstation Now.

It’s common knowledge that the Playstation 4 isn’t backwards compatible, which understandably left some fans frustrated. This new service however, allows them to stream from a library of games to their new console.

What’s more, it’s also compatible with PSVita, tablets, smartphones and televisions meaning that even those without access to a Playstation console specifically will be able to utilise the service.

At the moment, it remains to be seen as to whether the service will tie in with the existing Playstation Plus subscription based service, or if it’ll be something new entirely.

We’re also waiting for the details of which games will be available. We know that various Playstation 3 games, including The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls will be available, but Sony have yet to confirm if the series will feature all of the games released for the machine, or just those which are already available for download via the Playstation Network.

They’ve also yet to confirm whether Playstation and Playstation 2 titles will feature, but given the popularity of those consoles, and the sheer number of excellent titles released on each, we think it’s a safe bet that we’ll be seeing them sooner rather than later.

And as for the launch of the service, we’re told that it will all kick off in the summer, although exact dates have yet to be confirmed. Rest assured though, we’ll bring you any updates as soon as we have them, so keep it Developer’s Accomplice for all the latest.

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