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SCE Announces “Playstation now” A Gaikai-powered Game Streaming Service

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has announced at CES that it's  “PlayStation Now” (PS Now), the company’s Gaikai powered streaming game service that leverages cloud-based technology, will become officially available in the US this summer (no news on the UK).

PS Now will deliver a variety of popular PS3 game titles* first on PS4 and PS3 systems, followed by the PS Vita.

In addition to PlayStation platforms, most 2014 US models of Sony’s BRAVIA TV** lineup will support PS Now. Eventually the service will expand beyond PlayStation platforms and Sony devices, allowing users to stream PlayStation games on numerous other Internet-connected devices.

SCE’s vision for PS Now is to enable users to instantly enjoy a wide range of full games on the Internet-connected consumer electronics devices they use every day. The accessibility of PS Now means, for example, that PS4 users in the living room can continue playing a game on a PS3 system in their bedroom.

Or PS Vita users can enjoy instant access to a game wherever there’s Wi-Fi connectivity, such as outdoors, then can switch to a supporting BRAVIA TV’s big screen and play the same game after arriving home.

PS Now will offer choice to gamers with how they want to access content. Gamers can rent by title for specific games they are interested in, or they can choose a subscription that delivers additional value with the ability to explore and play many games available across a wide variety of genres. In addition, the service will support many popular PSN features such as online multi-player, Trophies, and messages.

“We are thrilled to deliver entertainment experiences only possible from PlayStation through our new streaming game service,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “PS Now will allow users to engage in the world of PlayStation, whether they’re existing fans or have never owned a PlayStation platform.”

SCE will begin a beta program on PS3 systems in certain regions of the US from the end of January. Additional information about PS Now will be available at http://us.playstation.com/playstationnow.

However as mentioned there is no news on a UK role out or the cost of a subscription, but once we have news we will post this on the site.

* Details of supported titles will be announced when ready. 

** Among the 9 US. models launching in 2014, 1 model (KDL-R400B) will not support this service.

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