Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Gaming: Sony Unveils PlayStation Now for PC and DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor


Sony has proclaimed that the PlayStation now service is arriving to Windows PCs, after the info was rumored yesterday by Ars Technica, that leaked the details before the official reveal.

Although Sony's announcement states that the service are going to be out there in Europe "soon", and in North America "shortly thereafter", Ars Technica says it'll launch across Europe on August 24, that means as presently as today. Over at its official PSnow.com website, interested gamers will already sign on to a free 7 day trial on the PlayStation console and for "Windows pc (Coming soon)".

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PlayStation now brings variety of exclusive titles to the Windows pc for the very initial time, as well as entries within the chartless, God of War, and Ratchet; Clank franchises, still as beloved PS3 games just like the Last of us and Journey. Current subscribers have a brand new thanks to access PS Now’s library of over 400 games, and therefore the pc app provides a "new approach for even additional gamers to get and play the service".


Sony recommends the subsequent specs for running PlayStation now on Windows PC:
  • Windows 7 (SP1), 8.1 or 10
  • 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or faster
  • 300 MB or more; 2 GB or more of RAM
  • Sound card; USB port
Sony Says - A minimum 5Mbps connection is required to use PS Now on any device. We recommend a wired Internet connection for the optimal experience.
We’ll be in touch to confirm the exact launch date of the PlayStation Now Windows PC app in North America, and stay tuned for some exciting games that will be added to the library.
 Mac gamers will ought to wait a bit longer, as Sony expressed that they "are evaluating macintosh support for PS now, however don't have anything to announce at now." PlayStation now prices $19.99 for one month, or $45 for 3 months of exclusive access to its library of games.


In addition, Sony proclaimed a brand new device, the DualShock 4 USB Wireless adapter, which will launch "in early September" for a advised retail value of $24.99 ($29.99 CAD). The adapter can allow you to connect a DualShock 4 to a pc and mac wirelessly, and can change each feature of the controller you're accustomed from the console: buttons, analog sticks, touch pad, light bar, motion sensors, vibration, and stereo receiver jack – as long as the gaming application supports these features. sadly, it solely permits for one controller to be wirelessly connected at a time.

The DualShock 4 USB Wireless adapter could be a nice companion for PS now on a pc, however you'll conjointly use it for PS4 Remote Play on pc and macintosh. If you haven’t nonetheless downloaded Remote Play on your pc or macintosh, grab the installer here. However, Sony does suggests that the USB Wireless adapter isn’t needed, as you'll connect a DualShock 4 using a USB cable.
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