Sony announced its Gaikai-based video game streaming service PlayStation Now at Consumer Electronics Show 2014. PlayStation Now will enable users to stream PlayStation gaming content directly to their televisions, PlayStation consoles including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita and mobile devices including smart phones and tablets.
PlayStation Now Beta Update Version 2.0 Now Available - Leaked Screenshots Show List of New Games
Sony demoed some of its major games such as The Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, and God of War: Ascension when it first revealed PlayStation Now during CES 2014. The video game streaming service has since been under its testing and improvements stages. Some useful details about PlayStation Now surfaced on the internet when in January 2014, Sony launched a closed Beta for the U.S. residents only.
According to Sony, PlayStation Now will run on modified PlayStation 3 hardware. The service will not provide PlayStation 4 video games initially but Sony might later add next-gen titles to the list. Complete consumers' version of PlayStation Now is expected to be available in second of third quarter of 2014.
Currently, PlayStation Now beta version is being tested by selected group of individuals. DualShockers Recently reported that a tipster provided some details about PlayStation Now beta version to the site. According to DualShockers' anonymous tipster, PlayStation Now beta has now been updated to version 2.0 for beta testers. The version 2.0 update was only 42 megabytes heavy but it brought with it 19 new games for testing. Below is the list provided by the tipster.
- Shadow of the Colossus
- WipEout HD
- Dead Nation
- PixelJunk Monsters
- Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten
- Dead or Alive 5
- Critter Crunch
- Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond
- Zeno Clash 2
- Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
- Puzzle Quest: Galactrix
- Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
- Dead Island
- PAYDAY: The Heist
- Order Up!!
- Alien Rage
- Real Steel
Keeping in view the list, it looks like some games such as Killzone 3, Ninja Gaiden 3, Poppeteer and Papo & Yo that were available in previous version of PlayStation Now beta have now been removed. Also, Trophy support is enabled for all the new titles of PlayStation Now beta version 2.0.
The screenshots that DualShockers shared showing the new games are given below. All the games listed above can bee seen in the following two screenshots except Real Steel, because it was apparently placed on the next page. The games added to PlayStation Now beta with new update are not very high end but we have to keep in mind that they are meant only for testing purposes. Sony will surely add famous AAA titles to the list when PlayStation Now rolls out for consumers.