PlayStation Now puts epic adventures, iconic characters, and incredible PlayStation games at your fingertips without the need to own a disc or buy a download1, all for just £12.99 per month.
We picked up on this news from Neogaf where the website gamekult cited sources claiming that the PlayStation Now service was on its way to PC.
“According to our information, the announcement is scheduled for 23 August with a launch in stride Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK in the first place, while the United States and Canada should be able to enjoy a week later. availability dates for France or Japan are not known, but it is already acquired it takes at least a PC running Windows 7, an internet connection at 5 MB / s or more and a compatible controller (preferably a DualShock 4) to enjoy 300 games catalog from their computer. Available since 2014 in North America and 2015 in Europe and Japan, the monthly subscription to PS Now currently costs 17 euros in France.”
This would mean that PlayStation console exclusives such as God of War, Uncharted and other games available through PS Now would technically be available on PC, just like how Xbox exclusives have recently made the transition. The fact today is that exclusives are becoming more difficult to make serious profits from and Sony pumped a lot of money into the Gaikai service when they paid $380m for it back in 2012 and it’s no secret that it hasn’t been that successful for them so a move to PC seems only natural.
While the latest PS4 releases aren’t on PS Now, it’s all but confirmed that they will make to their way to the service at some point in the future whenever it may be.