Sony announced that a private beta for Playstation Now will be available during the Spring for UK gamers. PS+ members who have a PS4 system will have the opportunity to be amongst the first to experience PS Now by registering their interest in becoming a participant at www.playstation.com/psnow. Other players wishing to be part of later phases of the beta trial can also register their interest and will be sent more information at a later date.
PS Now will deliver popular PS3 games streamed via the cloud; giving more people the opportunity to experience the world of PlayStation. During the private beta, the PS Now service will be available to select participants in the UK on PS4 only and will be free of charge during the initial stage of the private beta
PS Now will put incredible PS3 games at the players’ fingertips, allowing them to play immediately without needing to wait for downloads, updates or installs or make a trip to the shops. Once the service fully launches, games will be streamed at a low rental cost, initially to PS4 and later to other PS Now compatible devices. Obivously, a Dualshock4 or Dualshock3 wireless controller and a broadband internet connection (minimum 5mbps recommended) are required.
During the private beta there will be a wide selection of games covering a wide range of genres available from SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) and the industry’s best software developers and publishers.