PlayStation Now for PC officially rolls out, following Sony's huge announcement that made the headlines about a week ago.
As a little refresher of what the game streaming service has in store, it gives subscribers access to a large library of PS3 games that consists of more than 400 titles via the desktop.
"With a single subscription, you can play more than 400 PS3 games including PlayStation exclusives, greatest hits, acclaimed masterpieces and games for the whole family," James Martin, director of marketing for PlayStation Now, says.
At first glance, it looks a lot like Netflix, but instead of videos, it's for games. As for the pricing, it'll hold back players by $19.99 a month, but in celebration of the release, Sony is offering a limited-time offer to residents in the United States and Canada that lets them enjoy it for a whole year for only $99.99.
It should be pointed out that there's also a seven-day free trial available for those who want to test the waters first before jumping in.
What's more, Sony also announced six new games that's joining the PlayStation Now roster:
• Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
• Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
• Tomb Raider Game of the Year Edition
• Borderlands: Ultimate Edition
• Mafia II
• Heavy Rain that comes with The Taxidermist DLC.
Note: Subscribers can also expect to see Castlevania: Harmony of Despair in October as part of the company's Shocktober celebration.
To get started, Sony says that fans will need a Windows PC that's packed with pretty decent hardware, a DualShock 4 controller, a PlayStation Network account, at least a 5 Mbps internet connection and a PlayStation Now subscription, obviously.
On that note, here's a quick rundown of the recommended specs, just to be sure everyone's up to speed:
Operating System: Windows 7 (SP1), 8.1 or 10
Processor: 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or faster
Hard Disk Space: 300 MB or more
Memory: 2 GB or more of RAM
Miscellaneous: Sound card and USB port
Also, there's an option to go wireless on the controller front, as the company is also launching the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor, which is going to be tagged with a suggested retail price of $24.99 when it becomes available sometime in September.
To sum things up, PlayStation Now for PC will cost $19.99 a month, and certain customers can get it for $99.99 for a year. Just to be clear on that, those who already have a subscription can add the 12-month offer to their remaining time so that everyone — both existing and new customers — can take advantage of the deal.
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