PlayStation Now Private Beta Expands to the PS4 Tomorrow
Sony just announced that their game streaming service – PlayStation Now – will expand its private beta program to the Playstation 4 and Playstation 4 users tomorrow, May 20.
PS Now, expected to launch this summer, has been in private beta for the Playstation 3 since January and will debut tomorrow on Sony’s next-generation console. The service allows users to stream select classic Playstation, Playstation 2, and Playstation 3 games to PS Now compatible devices without the need to download or install them.
When PlayStation Now officially launches it will initially support game streaming on the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, select 2014 model Bravia TVs, and the Playstation Vita with Sony also planning to extend the service to other devices in the future.
“The Private Beta program has been going great so far, and we want to give thanks to the testers that have participated – your valuable feedback is helping us make the service even better,” said Peter Jamshidi, Director of Strategic Planning at Sony USA. “Thus far, Private Beta testers have logged more than 50,000 gameplay hours discovering new games, rediscovering favorites and racking up Trophies!”
The company also announced that the private beta program for Playstation 3 users will also expand to bring in more people soon. Sony reminds that those interested in participating in the Private Beta can register their interest on the Playstation Now website and that the company will continue to regularly invite private beta testers.
Playstation Now was originally revealed back in January at CES 2014 with Sony demoing the service on the company’s Bravia TVs (with a DualShock 3 controller) and the PS Vita streaming classic Playstation 3 titles including The Last of Us, God of War: Ascension, Puppeteer and Beyond: Two Souls.
When the service is officially launched this summer, PS Now subscribers will be able to pay for access on either a per-game or subscription basis. Sony has recommended that users have at least a 5mbps broadband connection to achieve a “good experience” with PS Now.