Today Sony announced a new streaming game service at at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. The new service will be called PlayStation Now (PS Now) and is set to be available in the United States beginning this summer. Sony promises that with the new service you will be able to stream popular hits and classic games from the PS3 library, first on PS4 and PS3 systems, followed by PS Vita.
In addition to PlayStation platforms, most 2014 US models of Sony’s BRAVIA TV lineup are said to support PS Now with the service eventually expanded beyond PlayStation platforms and Sony devices. Sony announced that this will allow the ability to stream PlayStation games across a broad range of Internet-connected devices.
PlayStation Now is said to allow you to:
- Play video games instantly across multiple devices, similar to the way you might stream TV, movies, and music.
- Stream full games to all of your compatible PlayStation devices including PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita as well as non-PlayStation devices.
- Always play the most updated version of your game.
- Take your game with you by logging in with your Sony Entertainment Network account on a compatible device.
PS Now will begin a Beta program in the United States at the end of January with an expected full roll-out in the United States this summer. What do you think of this announcement?