Time to see if your bandwidth is worth the money you pay.
After what seems like utter decades – ok, maybe not that long – Playstation Now is slowly making its way to the UK, with a private beta confirmed for ‘this Spring’.
The streaming service, which allows you to play PS3 games on your PS4 using Gaikai’s cloud gaming technology, has had a mixed reaction in the States, where it’s been for a while, but we’ll soon be able to get our hands on it here in the UK to try it for ourselves.
PSPlus members get first pick, although you’ll have to register here in order to qualify for the beta. The non PS Plus gamers can also register their interest in a later phase of the trial.
Here’s the science bit. Concentrate! (Yes, I’m bringing that back).
Taking part in the PS Now private beta trial will initially be free of charge – however, at later stages of the trial we will be testing rental periods and pricing models, which will require payment.
When PS Now launches in the UK you’ll be able to stream games at a “low rental cost”, initially to PS4 then to other devices, including PS3, PS Vita and Sony Bravia TVs starting with model model KD-X9500B, KD-X9000B, KD-S9005B, KD-X8500B, KDL-W950B, KDL-W850B, KDL-W800B, KDL-W700B, KDL-W600B, KDL-W585B and Series onwards.
A minimum of 5mbps is recommended for Playstation Now, and it requires a DualShock 3 or 4 wireless controller.
The games available during the beta are as follows:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
The Last of Us
God of War Ascension
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package
Just Cause 2
The Walking Dead
Are you going to register for the beta? Let us know below.