As a frequent and highly satisfied user of the PlayStation Now service from Sony, which allows PS4 users to stream PS3 games directly to their PS4or PC, I have always claimed that Sony would eventually offer PS4 games through service, as well. Personally I have played more than 60 PS3 games on the service, many of which were exciting PS3 games I had on my last-generation backlog and thankfully with the convenience of the service I was able to check those games off my gaming to do list. However, as I expected and with my fingers crossed, Sony has officially announced via the official PlayStation blog that PS4 games will be coming to the PS Now service, allowing players to stream their PS4 games from their PS4 and PC. While Sony has yet to announce a launch date, a test phase for the PS4 game stream is in the works very soon.
Sony’s official announcement:
As many of you know, PlayStation Now lets you stream hundreds of PS3 games — currently 483 to be exact — to your PS4 and Windows PC. We’re excited to announce that PS Now’s catalog is set to grow even further, as we’ll be expanding to include a new platform: PlayStation 4 games. All of the games in the service, including PS4 games, will be included with a single PS Now subscription. We’ll share more information as we get closer to launch, so stay tuned.
In the next few weeks we’ll kick off a private test with PS4 games on PS Now. If you’re an active PS Now subscriber, keep an eye on your email in case you get an invitation. If you’re new to PS Now, the subscription service offers access to a large and ever-expanding library of games. Since PS Now utilizes our cloud streaming technology, you can access the entire catalog of games, select one, and start playing quickly without needing to wait for downloads.
Also, PS Now uses cloud saves, letting you start a game on PS4 and continue playing on another PS4 or even a Windows PC (or vice versa). If you haven’t given the service a try yet, now’s the perfect time to give it a spin with the seven-day free trial.