One of the most exciting prospects about the PlayStation 4 was the much-rumoured game streaming service that might be on offer. This was thought a possibility after Sony bought Cloud gaming service Gaikai back in 2012. Now, after all of that waiting, Sony have announced solid details about how their new scheme will work.
As Sony Executive Andrew House took the stage at CES 2014, Polygon rounded up all the news – such as the fact that the service was given the name of PlayStation Now. It will be available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 at launch, with PS Vita Support to follow soon after. There are also plans for the service to come to other Sony devices such as tablets, smartphones and Bravia televisions further down the line.
He went on to say that the service will allow users to rent games from PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 – either one at a time or via subscription options and that multiplayer gaming and Trophy support will even be supported. The scheme is set for a Summer kick-off in North America, and will be preceded by a closed Beta later in January. Pricing options have yet to be announced, but the opportunity to play your favourite previous-generation PlayStation games seems extremely exciting.