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PS4 on PC: Sony brings PlayStation 4 games to PC via PlayStation Now

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Sony has released 20 PlayStation 4 titles as a part of their PlayStation Now game streaming service. By using PS Now, these games can be played on either a PlayStation 4 or PC.
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While the PC enjoy a wider berth of games than any other platform, there are still some games out of reach for PC gamers. One of the biggest selling points for gaming consoles has long been the prevalence of exclusive titles, but that may be changing soon. Sony is bringing some of its PlayStation 4 games to PC via their PlayStation Now service.

The inclusion of PCs in the online game streaming service was announced earlier this year, and the first titles have dropped today. These include (but aren’t limited to):

  • God of War 3 Remastered
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV
  • Darksiders II: Deathfinitive Edition
  • Grim Fandango Remastered
  • Nidhogg

This is just a small sample of the 20 titles that became available today. Note that most of these are older titles or remasters of older games, and some in the list were already available on Steam through other vendors like Steam. However, this is just the start of what Sony is planning to be monthly releases.
Most of these games aren’t likely to be current releases, however. Sony is hoping to use the streaming service to capitalize on their older games, and by opening PlayStation Now to both the PC (in addition to the PS4), Sony is hoping to open a new revenue stream.

It’s a bold move, considering the fact that the reasons to buy a gaming console in lieu of a PC have long been the price advantage of consoles and exclusivity of certain games. Sony is now eliminating one of these factors. Time will tell whether this move with either cannibalizes console sales or boost the company’s revenue as a whole.

A full list of games released today can be found on the PlayStation Blog here.

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I've been a computer geek my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a database administrator. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news and reviews. I've also written for other outlets including UltrabookReview and GeeksWorldWide, focusing on consumer guidance and video gaming. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not writing on electronics or tinkering with a device, I'm either outside with my family, enjoying a decade-old video game, or playing drums or piano.
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Sam Medley, 2017-07- 6 (Update: 2017-07- 6)