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The folks over at Sony broke some big news yesterday, announcing that the streaming game service known as PlayStation Now will soon be heading to Windows PC.
Sony has a big meeting scheduled in New York in a couple of weeks, but it's looking more and more likely that the key focus of that event will be the unveiling of PlayStation Neo, as well as the rumored-to-death PlayStation 4 slim model. But just in case folks were getting bored waiting, Team S decided to pull the curtain back on something just as big yesterday afternoon over on the PlayStation Blog.
For those of you unfamiliar with PlayStation Now, it's Sony's streaming game service for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV. In short, it allows you to play a rather extensive collection of PlayStation games for a monthly fee. The hook is that you never have to download the titles. Instead, you can stream them directly to your device, as much as you want, with all of the standard modes and PlayStation features intact.
Over the past several months, Sony has been going full-tilt into releasing more and more titles for the service, including everything from first-party mega-hits to hard-to-find gems. While PlayStation Now might not have had a super appealing roster when it launched a couple of years ago, it's now a viable option for folks who want to game on the cheap.
As of yesterday, though, Sony has announced that more folks than ever will soon be able to enjoy the PlayStation Now library, with support rolling out for Windows PC. The service will first launch in select European territories, then branch out to additional markets like the U.S.
Sony is recommending you use a wired connection for optimum performance, but, otherwise, all you need is a PC and a subscription to PlayStation Now to get your games streamed directly to your home computer.
To make gaming on Now easier, though, Sony also yesterday introduced the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor. This bad boy will set you back $24.99 and, as the name suggests, it allows you to use a wireless Dualshock 4 controller with your PC to play games like Uncharted 3, the God of War series, RPGs galore and much, much more.
In short, gamers are being given more ways to play than ever before, and that's always a good thing in our book. If someone is hogging the TV at home or you want to get in some gaming on the road, just boot up your PC or laptop and get to playing.
For those of you who already have PlayStation Now subscriptions, we'd be interested in hearing your experience so far, especially if you've been using the service in 2016. What are your thoughts on the service's performance? Enjoying the library? Think the price is fair? Let us know in the comments below.