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PlayStation Europe May Have Just Outed Plans To Bring PSNow To PC

by Mike Futter on Aug 23, 2016 at 08:41 AM

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Sony is having a big event in New York City about two weeks from now. By then, the company might not have any announcements left to surprise us with.

We’ve already seen compelling evidence about a PlayStation 4 hardware refresh. Now it seems that the company’s streaming game service might be coming to a new platform.

Wario64, who has a penchant for sniffing out interesting news, flagged something surprising in a PlayStation Blog Europe post. In a story about PlayStation VR Worlds, embedded images are part of a Flickr album called “PS Now on PC Announce Post.” Sony regularly uses Flickr to host assets that are embedded into PlayStation Blog posts. If accurate, we suspect this will be part of the stage announcements on September 7.

Currently, PlayStation Now has a library of PlayStation 3 games. Sony has not yet added libraries from its other platforms. 

Additionally, a listing popped up on Amazon France for a DualShock 4 PC adapter for release on September 15. The two of these things in concert paint a fairly clear picture of what’s coming.

We’ve reached out to the company for comment. We’ll update should we receive a response.

[Source: PlayStation Blog Europe, via Wario64 (1) (2)]


Our Take
This move seems like a pretty obvious one for Sony, but it also makes me wonder where the PS1 and PS2 games are. There’s ripe opportunity here, but the service has been slow to truly pick up steam. At $20 per month ($45 for three months), the library had better be jam-packed and the service rock solid.