Sony’s game-streaming “PlayStation Now” service coming this summer

At a CES keynote speech this morning, PlayStation Group President Andrew House announced that Sony’s long-promised game streaming service will see a closed beta test at the end of January and a full launch this summer. That time frame gels with previous rumors that the service would be launching in the third quarter of 2014.

The Gaikai-powered service is being called PlayStation Now, and it will let users stream games from previous and current PlayStation systems to the PS4 and Vita over the cloud. Non-console owners will also be able to play these games on Sony Bravia Smart TVs and various mobile devices, House said.

House did not discuss specific pricing structure or game availability at the keynote. The service is being demonstrated at the Sony booth on the CES show floor, letting users play The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls over the cloud (we’ll give our impressions later in the week).

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via Ars Technica


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