Playstation Now Europe Launch Imminent
The launch of Sony’s cloud gaming service, Playstation Now, is expected to be imminent for those in Europe.
Dutch and Belgium PS4 owners are reporting that Sony is pushing a ‘Playstation Now’ (PS Now) banner to the PS4, which grants access to a PS Now trail of 7 days. After this trial, Sony charges € 16.99 a month for the service. According to the PS Now ad, more than 200 PS3 games are available via Sony’s cloud streaming service.
(Thanks to Twitter user @v8thibo8 for the screenshots)
In Holland and Belgium, the PS Now app is downloadable via the PS Store on the PS4, although it seems that PS3 games aren’t playable yet at the moment of writing. According to a Sony spokesperson, the service will go live in Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg today (via Tweakers).
In the US, Playstation Now launched back in January of last year. “I’m pleased to announce that starting January 13th, we’ll launch a subscription service for PlayStation Now that will provide instant and unlimited access to a catalog of more than 100 PS3 games. And since you’re using PlayStation Now, you can enjoy the freedom to quickly discover and play a wide range of full games without downloads, installs, or patches (not to mention trips to the store). The subscription service will be available first on PS4 across North America, and will come to other PlayStation Now enabled devices in the future”, said Sony’s director of marketing, Pete Jamshidi last year.
As of December 2015, Sony’s PS Now service was available in Europe as a beta. An official announcement from Sony is expected to be released soon.