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Sony to start streaming PlayStation 4 games to PC later this year

The PlayStation Now streaming service currently includes PSX, PS2, and PS3 titles. (Source: Sony)
The PlayStation Now streaming service currently includes PSX, PS2, and PS3 titles. (Source: Sony)
Sony's PlayStation Now service will expand to include current generation PS4 titles later this year. The service currently allows subscribers to stream games from the original PlayStation through the PS3 to their PS4 or Windows PC.

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.

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Sam Medley, 2017-03-14 (Update: 2017-03-14)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
I've been a "tech-head" 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 Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.