PlayStation Now Service Streams PS1, PS2 And PS3 Games To Other Devices [Update]

By Ishaan . January 7, 2014 . 9:58am

This morning, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sony announced “PlayStation Now,” a streaming service for games on PlayStation platforms.


Using Gaikai’s streaming technology, PlayStation Now will allow PSOne, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 games to be streamed over the Internet to a variety of devices including most 2014 Bravia model televisions, tablets, smartphones, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.


At first, the service will only be available for PS3 and PS4. Eventually, Sony will add support for PlayStation Vita and then for non-Sony devices.


PlayStation Now will allow one to pay for streamed games in two ways—either via a subscription fee or by renting games on an individual basis. Games mentioned as examples of PS3 streaming included The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls.


PlayStation Now is scheduled to go live this summer, with a closed beta planned for later this month. We’ll have more on the service as further details are shared.


Update: Added further details.

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