There’s been a big push lately to enjoy video games seamlessly on both PC and consoles. For instance, Microsoft revealed their Play Anywhere feature during this year’s E3 expo. Essentially, gamers can enjoy their Microsoft exclusive video games on both the Xbox One and PC. Now Sony has revealed that their PlayStation Now service will be moving onto the PC platform.
Since Sony released the PlayStation 4 in 2013, it has consistently dominated the gaming world. Never content to rest on its laurels, however, Sony is set to unveil two new versions of the popular gaming console this September at the PlayStation Neo event in New York City.
The PS4 Neo event comes just on the heels of the news that we’re also getting a highly anticipated PS4 Virtual Reality Headset, which may also find it’s way to the PC. Futhermore, it looks like an accidental reveal may have let the cat out of the bag, so to speak, on another of Sony’s newest innovations: bringing the PS Now streaming service to PC users.
For those of you who are unaware of what PlayStation Now is, this has been Sony’s answer to backward compatibility for the PlayStation 4. Gamers can pay a subscription fee to enjoy a large library of PlayStation 3 video game titles right from a Sony server. There’s no downloading required for PlayStation Now video game titles, instead, gamers simply have to connect online and keep up with their subscription payments.
There are hundreds of PlayStation 3 video game titles being offered for gamers to enjoy on the PlayStation Now service and for the most part, gamers were forced to use select devices for the service such as a PlayStation 4 console or select Samsung Smart TVs.
Now according to a recent posting on the official PlayStation Blog, gamers can pick up a package deal for $24.99 that will come with a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter that will allow gamers to connect their DualShock 4 controller to their PC.
In addition to the PlayStation Now announcement, Sony is also unveiling the new wireless Dualshock 4 remote, which will plug right in to the USB drive of any PC or MAC. The new controller will allow gamers the opportunity to experience their PC play much the same way they do with their consoles. The retail price for the remote is set to be $24.99. No announcement date has been revealed for the PS Now move to PC in the U.S., but it’s likely that we’ll get more details during the PlayStation event next month. Stay on Screen Rant for further updates.