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Playstation Now - Streaming service revealed.

#1  Postby Animavore » Jan 07, 2014 6:21 pm

http://ie.ign.com/articles/2014/01/07/sony-reveals-its-streaming-service-playstation-now

Today at CES, Sony revealed PlayStation Now, an all-new games streaming service that will allow PlayStation games to be played across various PlayStation hardware and directly on other non-gaming platforms. PlayStation Now harnesses the power of Gaikai, the company Sony purchased for $380 back in the summer of 2012.

The idea behind PlayStation Now is simple: you will no longer need to keep a PSone, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation 3 around to experience games from those consoles. PlayStation Now will allow streaming of classics from those systems to not only PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, but to televisions, tablets, and smartphones.


Nice! Looks like Willhud will get to play The Last of Us after all.
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#2  Postby Ironclad » Jan 07, 2014 7:19 pm

I hope FF7 is on this service (or whatever is is).

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#3  Postby Animavore » Jan 07, 2014 7:21 pm

Ironclad wrote:I hope FF7 is on this service (or whatever is is).

Have you gotten your PS4 yet, Ani?


I have indeed. And it's awesome sauce.
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#4  Postby purplerat » Jan 08, 2014 5:14 pm

Nice. I've been very impressed with the PS4->Vita steaming over the internet for gaming so I'm guessing Sony has their shit together with cloud gaming. Having never owned a PS2 or PS3 I'll be excited to get my hands on exclusives I missed for so many years.
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#5  Postby mrjonno » Jan 16, 2014 3:34 pm

Well its a form of DRM and a new revenue stream so its good for Sony and depending on prices good for end users
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#6  Postby Death Zebra » Jan 29, 2014 12:26 am

There's a headline on gamespot saying that only PS3 games will be streamed and PS and PS2 games will be handled by an emulator on the console itself instead. Good news if true depending on what games are available. The PS3s selection of PS2 games was/is crap.
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#7  Postby tuco » Aug 24, 2016 4:08 pm

PlayStation Now Coming to PC, DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor Unveiled

We’re excited to announce that PlayStation Now is making the jump to Windows PC. The app launches overseas in parts of Europe soon and will come to North America shortly thereafter.


http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/08/ ... -unveiled/

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Game list: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/psnow/games/

including Uncharted, God of War, Ratchet and Clank, The Last of Us or Journey.
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#8  Postby monkeyboy » Aug 26, 2016 11:18 am

Are there plans to put retro games like the old call of duty games which aren't playable on the newer consoles on there?
Like many games, the new ones are prettier graphics wise but I don't think they play as well. Plus I loved the old maps lifted from films and series like Band of Brothers. Some of the locations were spot on too. I forget which game it was in but taking Pont du Hoc on D-Day was great. The bunker on the cliff top is mapped on the actual thing still in situ today.

It'd be great to be able to play the old games again.
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#9  Postby Animavore » Aug 26, 2016 2:01 pm

That was Call of Duty 2.
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#10  Postby aban57 » Oct 07, 2016 11:34 am

tuco wrote:PlayStation Now Coming to PC, DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor Unveiled

We’re excited to announce that PlayStation Now is making the jump to Windows PC. The app launches overseas in parts of Europe soon and will come to North America shortly thereafter.


http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/08/ ... -unveiled/

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Game list: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/psnow/games/

including Uncharted, God of War, Ratchet and Clank, The Last of Us or Journey.


Thank you for that, I had to use a poorly written software to use my PS4 controller on my PC. Just bought the adapter, we'll see how it goes :)
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#11  Postby purplerat » Oct 10, 2016 9:13 pm

aban57 wrote:
tuco wrote:PlayStation Now Coming to PC, DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor Unveiled

We’re excited to announce that PlayStation Now is making the jump to Windows PC. The app launches overseas in parts of Europe soon and will come to North America shortly thereafter.


http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/08/ ... -unveiled/

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Game list: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/psnow/games/

including Uncharted, God of War, Ratchet and Clank, The Last of Us or Journey.


Thank you for that, I had to use a poorly written software to use my PS4 controller on my PC. Just bought the adapter, we'll see how it goes :)

It doesn't work natively through USB for Playstation Now? That's weird because I'm using the Remote Play app on my PC and all I had to do was plug my controller in via USB.
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#12  Postby aban57 » Oct 11, 2016 6:49 am

Maybe if you use Playstation Now, but if you just plug your controller in, and try to play a PC game, it doesn't work. There is no native pilot.
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#13  Postby Mazille » Oct 11, 2016 8:46 am

Cool idea, but RPS tells me they charge 20 dollars a month for the service, so I'm guessing it'll be 20 Euros over here. For that kind of money I can get a lot of games I can play without having to stream them and dealing with the technical problems.
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#14  Postby purplerat » Oct 11, 2016 1:39 pm

aban57 wrote:Maybe if you use Playstation Now, but if you just plug your controller in, and try to play a PC game, it doesn't work. There is no native pilot.

I'm not 100% sure but I think installing the Remote Play app and possibly Playstation Now may include a driver for the controller allowing it to work on the PC. I say this because after I started using the Remote Play app (the official one from Sony, there's a third party app which does not support the controller) I was able to see the controller in my Gamepad/Controller settings in Windows. It's possible I was only able to do so while the app was running but certainly worth a try either way.

FWIW, I've also successfully used my Dual Shock 4 controller on my Android phone to remote play PC games via Moonlight.
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