Author Topic: Playstation Now coming to PC  (Read 280 times)

Playstation Now coming to PC
« on: August 24, 2016, 03:35:42 PM »
And it's coming a lot sooner than you'd think. Reports are that it's hitting Europe today, with a US release not long after. There's also finally going to be a proper official adapter for using your Dualshock 4s on PC, which is nice.

Not a bad idea, this, might finally give me a chance to have a bash at a few of the major exclusives I missed last gen (TLOU, mostly). Yeah it'll be very dependent on your connection speed and probably prone to a bit of lag, but for most of those older 30fps-locked games that could be fairly negligible. Just hope they can figure out a sensible price for the service, as I doubt anyone's going to want to pay more than $10 a month, or preferably less.

For all its potential problems, I'm glad they're giving this a go. It's a smart way to give a new lease of life to some old titles, and adding PC support seems like a smart move to drag some folks in who might not usually dabble in the whole console business.

Anyone been giving the service a go on their consoles before, is it any cop?

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Re: Playstation Now coming to PC
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2016, 04:41:11 PM »
Ah great, gives me a chance to play the Uncharted games without getting another bit of junk under the tele.

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Re: Playstation Now coming to PC
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2016, 04:52:48 PM »
Anyone been giving the service a go on their consoles before, is it any cop?

I beta tested it, and I wasn't really impressed. The input lag is low, but it's there. You also get loads of obvious compression artifacts in the video, which is a bit irking.

I mean, it's technically impressive what's been achieved, I just wouldn't pay for it.