Been wondering how you will be able to play classic PlayStation titles on your shiny new PS4? Well, Sony has given you the answer! At the CES event today, Sony revealed PlayStation Now, a streaming service that allows you to play these older games on not just your PS4, but other devices as well, such as your PS Vita, TVs (including 2014 model Sony Bravia TVs), tablets, and smartphones.
Gaikai will be fuelling PlayStation Now with its Cloud gaming service, enabling you to effectively remove your pre-PS4 PlayStation systems from your living room! Some of the supported games at launch include The Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, God of War: Ascension, and Puppeteer. The full list of games is not yet confirmed, but hopefully it will include what is already available on PlayStation Network.
PlayStation Now will be a subscription-based service, with alternate options such as game-by-game renting. Futhermore, online multiplayer and Trophies will be supported; compatibility with PlayStation Network subscriptions is still unknown. This service is only confirmed for launch in North America currently, but expect it to be released in other territories over time.
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