A lot of PC gamers out there don’t dip their toes into the console market and as a result, they do miss out on some good games. However, it looks like PC owners will get their chance to play some PlayStation exclusives soon as Sony has confirmed that it is bringing PlayStation Now to the platform, with the rollout kicking off in Europe and then spreading to the US.
PlayStation Now is a streaming service and is limited to last generation titles. However, it happens to work quite well so it could be worth trying out. This will give PC players a chance to try exclusives like Uncharted, God of War, The Last of Us, Journey and more. The PS Now library itself spans to over 400 games so there is a lot on offer.
Aside from that, Sony has also announced an official wireless adapter for the DualShock 4 controller, which is a first. As for system requirements, PS Now will work on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, it will also work on any system running an Intel Core i3 or AMD A10 CPU at minimum. You will want at least 2GB of RAM and a 5Mbps connection too.
An exact launch date wasn’t given but it should be on the way soon. Hopefully then we can also get some news on quality settings, like whether or not 1080p streaming will be possible, or support for higher frame rates on games that support it.
KitGuru Says: PlayStation Now isn’t a bad service but game streaming is never really going to be the optimal way to play these games. That said, if you are dead set on avoiding consoles, this does give you a chance to play through some pretty great games on PC, including The Last of Us and Uncharted, two of Naughty Dog/Sony’s biggest franchises.