Sony announces its much-anticipated game-streaming service – ‘PlayStation Now’

Sony announces its much-anticipated game-streaming service – ‘PlayStation Now’

With Sony having announced its new `PlayStation Now' game-streaming service at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, the service is now set to enter a test phase this month. The launch of the service in the US is scheduled for mid-2014.

The much-anticipated PlayStation Now service has already gone live at the CES event; with Sony demonstrating the service on some Bravia smart TV sets at its CES booth. A Sony representative has revealed that the service initially works on PlayStation4 and PlayStation 3 gaming consoles, as well as on most of the 2014 model TVs.

According to Sony, the PlayStation Now streaming gaming service will give the gamers the ability to access chartbuster titles in the cloud and play them on a host of devices, intended to expand in the near future.

Going by the details shared by Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House, the games which will accessible by the users of the PlayStation Now game-streaming service will include titles from older-generation consoles. Over time, the play of these games will be expanded to other Internet-connected mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

In connection with the announcement of the PlayStation Now game-streaming service, House said: "We are thrilled to deliver entertainment experiences only possible from PlayStation through our new streaming game service."