Today Sony’s Andrew House unveiled PlayStation Now at CES 2014, a streaming game service that will provide instant access to its games library from previous generations including PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3.
The service will not be limited to only PlayStation devices (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) but also to non PlayStation devices such as televisions, tablets, and smartphones.
“Soon, playing your favourite PS3 game on a tablet will become a reality,” Andrew House said.
CES 2014 attendees can test drive PlayStation Now at the Sony CES booth on Sony Bravia TVs and on PlayStation Vita, House announced. “For the first time ever, you can play blockbuster PS3 titles including PlayStation Game of the Year The Last of Us and Beyond on a Bravia or PS Vita exclusively at the show.”
Leveraging Gaikai’s advanced cloud-based technology, PlayStation Now will allow you to:
- Play video games instantly across multiple devices, similar to the way you might stream TV, movies, and music.
- Stream full games to all of your compatible PlayStation devices including PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita as well as non-PlayStation devices, beginning with 2014 BRAVIA TV models and expanding to numerous other internet-connected devices.
- Always play the most updated version of your game. With games hosted in the cloud, you can take your game with you – just log in with your Sony Entertainment Network account on a compatible device and your games and saved progress will be easily available.
PlayStation Now can be accessed by renting games by title or opting into a subscription model.
A closed beta will occur in the United States at the end of January with expected launch in summer 2014 no date for the UK at the moment.