Sony to start streaming PlayStation 4 games to PC later this year
Sony’s PlayStation Now service has been popular with fans of the company’s dense library of classic games. The service allows users to stream PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3 games to their current generation PlayStation 4 or Windows PC. Depending on your gaming preferences, the service may be quite a bargain at $19.99/month; subscribers get full access to several games that are streamed from Sony’s servers.
Sony announced earlier today that they are planning to expand the service to include PS4 games. The service will continue to stream titles to both the PS4 and PC but will expand the library to include a selection of current gen titles.
The new additions will roll out soon to a small group of invitees as a “private test of PS4 games on PS Now.” Remaining subscribers will be able to access the new titles sometime later this year. Sony currently plans to bring the following games to PS Now:
- Red Dead Redemption
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2
- Mortal Kombat
- WWE 2K15
- The Last of Us
- Mafia II
- Injustice: Gods Among Us
- NBA 2K14
- Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution
- Batman Arkham Origins
The PlayStation Now service is interesting in that it allows PlayStation titles to be played on PC. Consoles have long marketed exclusive titles as a reason to buy into the ecosystem, but Sony seems to be going after a growing market of PC gamers by offering “exclusive” titles typically only available on Sony consoles to Windows gamers.