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PS Now for PC officially announced, launching soon

by Jacob Kleinman | August 23, 2016August 23, 2016 12:00 pm EST

Earlier today, Sony accidentally revealed plans to bring its PS Now cloud gaming service to PCs. Now the company has officially confirmed the news, promising to release PS Now for PC in parts of Europe “soon” with North America following closely behind.

PS Now allows you to stream PS3 games, and the company already offers over 400 titles to choose from. It was previously only available on Sony hardware, including the PS4 and PS Vita. Bringing the service to PCs gives the company access to a huge new audience of video game fans.

Sony also offered up a list of required specs for your PC to run PS Now. You’ll need a 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or faster, at least 2GB of RAM, a sound card, a USB port, and a 5Mbps internet connection or higher. You’ll also need to be running Windows 7, 8.1 or 10.

Additionally, the company is releasing a special DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter to complement the service. The new dongle is launching early next month for a suggested retail price of $24.99. It’s intended for PS Now on PC, but also works with PS4 Remote Play on both PCs and Macs.

We still don’t know exactly when PS Now will be available for PCs, but we should get more info soon.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...