Sony will soon bring your PlayStation 4 games to the PC platform. PlayStation Now, the cloud-based game streaming service, will soon be available via PC, the company has revealed.
Bringing PlayStation Now, which allows access to PlayStation 4 titles, to the PC platform means titles exclusive to the PlayStation 4 such as Uncharted 4 will become available on the PC. The only requirement will be high speed internet and of course the applicable charges.
Sony had earlier announced that it will drop the PlayStation Now service off most of its other platforms: the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV, Sony Bravia TVs and Sony Blu Ray Players, and Samsung Smart TVs, in favour of only the PlayStation 4 and PC.
This represents a significant step in reaching a wider market. But to be fair, Sony is not the only one going in this direction. Microsoft is rolling out a similar system – Xbox Game Pass – aimed at allowing users to download Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles for a monthly fee.
While downloading and installation will require more patience in comparison with Sony’s instant streaming, gameplay after downloading and installation will be steadier than streaming and will not be interrupted by connectivity issues.
All the same Sony’s move is impressive in its own way as it offers a lot more than the 100 titles that Xbox Game Pass will offer.