PlayStation Now Coming to PC, Along With Controller


Today, on the official PlayStation blog, it was announced that the PlayStation subscription service for Playstation 3 games, PlayStation Now, will be ported to Windows PCs, starting soon in parts of Europe and in North America shortly after.

This will bring a wide selection of PlayStation exclusive titles to Windows PC for the very first time, including entries in the Uncharted, God of War, and Ratchet & Clank franchises, as well as beloved PS3 games like The Last of Us and Journey. Current subscribers have a new way to access PS Now’s library of over 400 games, and the PC app provides a new way for even more gamers to discover and play the service.

In addition, a new USB wireless adapter for the DualShock 4 controller will be releasing in early September for a suggested retail price of $24.99. With the adapter, you can wirelessly connect any DualShock 4 controller to a PC or Mac, and utilize all of its features (as long as the game you’re using it for supports them). The adapter is also compatible with the PS4 Remote Play feature.

While I’m not huge on subscription-based services, I have to admit, this is pretty cool, especially for someone like me who never had a PS3. I do hope, though, that a DualShock controller isn’t required to play those games (or at least that someone finds a way to cheat the system and let me use my Xbone controller).

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