Sony has announced that the PlayStation Now service will soon make its way to Windows PC via an official PS Now app.
According to a post on the official PlayStation blog, the app will launch overseas in Europe soon, and then it will soon after make its way to North American PCs.
The PlayStation Now service is a subscription-based all you can eat gaming service that contains a library of over 400 classic PlayStation games from the PS3 era, including The Last of Us, Journey, and God of War. In fact, Sony recently added quite a few classic PlayStation RPGs to the service, including Disgaea 4, Eternal Sonata, and Trials of Cold Steel.
To run PS Now on your PC, players will need to have at least the recommended specs listed below, as well as a minimum 5Mbps connection.
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
PS Now is currently available on your PS4 for $19.99/month or $44.99/3 months, and there’s a 7-day free trial available for those who are unsure if it’s worth it. If you have a lot of classic PS3 games and JRPGs to catch-up on, the service is probably worth the money. But if you’ve been a long-time PlayStation fan and you don’t have any interest in replaying the classics, you might want to skip it.
Of course, to play your PS Now games on PC, you’ll also need to purchase the newly announced USB Wireless Adaptor for DualShock 4 controllers, which will soon be available for $24.99. The adaptor will allow DualShock 4 controllers to connect to both PC and Mac wirelessly. What’s more, players will be able to now use their wireless DualShock 4 controllers for the Remote Play service.
As of right now, it’s not clear whether or not PlayStation Now will make its way to Mac users, but Sony noted that they are “evaluating Mac support…but have nothing to announce at this time”.
Sony also recently announced the PS4 Update 4.00, which brings numerous new changes to the console, such as the ability to organize your games into folders.