PS Now To Get PlayStation 4 Games Later This Year, Allowing You To Stream Them on PC
Sony just dropped a fairly significant announcement. Its PlayStation Now streaming service (PS Now from now on) was recently expanded to support the PC as well, but the library only includes PlayStation 3 games at the moment.
Later this year, the library will start getting PlayStation 4 games too, which means that you’ll be able to play even those on a PC without owning a PlayStation console at all.
That said, it’s doubtful that Sony will allow the most recent releases (such as Guerrilla’s Horizon: Zero Dawn) to appear on PS Now until some time has passed. Still, it’s better than nothing and those who intend to play on both PlayStation 4 and PC will be able to retain their progress via cloud saves regardless of where they’re playing.
As many of you know, PlayStation Now lets you stream hundreds of PS3 games — currently 483 to be exact — to your PS4 and Windows PC.
We’re excited to announce that PS Now’s catalog is set to grow even further, as we’ll be expanding to include a new platform: PlayStation 4 games. All of the games in the service, including PS4 games, will be included with a single PS Now subscription. We’ll share more information as we get closer to launch, so stay tuned.
In the next few weeks we’ll kick off a private test with PS4 games on PS Now. If you’re an active PS Now subscriber, keep an eye on your email in case you get an invitation.
If you’re new to PS Now, the subscription service offers access to a large and ever-expanding library of games. Since PS Now utilizes our cloud streaming technology, you can access the entire catalog of games, select one, and start playing quickly without needing to wait for downloads.
Also, PS Now uses cloud saves, letting you start a game on PS4 and continue playing on another PS4 or even a Windows PC (or vice versa).
What do you think of this decision? Let us know in the comments.