PlayStation Now for PC Confirmed by Sony, Releases Soon
In a new post on the PlayStation Blog, Sony has confirmed that PlayStation Now is coming to Windows PC on August 24 in the UK, Belgium, and Netherlands. It will then release in the United States and Canada “shortly thereafter.”
For PS Now on PC, Sony says a minimum 5Mbps connection is required, and these are the recommended specs:
- Windows 7 (SP1), 8.1 or 10
- 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or faster
- 300 MB or more; 2 GB or more of RAM
- Sound card; USB port
Sony also confirmed the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor, which releases in early September in North America for $24.99 and on September 15 in Europe:
This adaptor will let you connect a DualShock 4 to PC and Mac wirelessly, and will enable every feature of the controller you know and love: buttons, analog sticks, touch pad, light bar, motion sensors, vibration, and stereo headset jack – as long as the gaming application supports these features.
The adaptor is a great match for playing PS Now on a computer, but you can also use it for PS4 Remote Play on PC and Mac. If you haven’t yet downloaded Remote Play on your PC or Mac, grab the installer here. Of course, owning the USB Wireless Adaptor isn’t required, as you can connect a DualShock 4 using a USB cable.
A North American date for PS Now on PC will be confirmed soon, with Sony adding that we should “stay tuned for some exciting games that will be added to the library.”
The PlayStation Now for PC announcement supposedly coming today hasn’t happened yet, but thanks to a new post on the European PlayStation Blog, we know it’s coming soon. When hovering over one of the images in the latest PlayStation VR Worlds article today, the text “PS Now on PC Announce Post by PlayStation Europe, on Flickr” appears, as you can see in this tweet from Wario64 (which was liked by PlayStation Europe):
— Wario64 (@Wario64) August 23, 2016
Sony has since fixed the text on the image.
According to that earlier report about PS Now on PC, the announcement was going to happen today in Europe, and it would be available in Belgium, the Netherlands, and the UK. It would then expand to the United States and Canada next week.
The report adds that a PC running Windows 7 is required, and you’ll need a compatible controller, preferably a DualShock 4. As it so happens, Amazon France has put up a listing for a DualShock USB Wireless Adapter, which is priced at €19.99 and given a September 15 release date.
When Sony officially announces PS Now for PC, we’ll let you know.