Many companies and industry experts believe that game streaming services will be the main way we will get to enjoy games in the future, with many people considering that the current generation of consoles will be the last one. In this regard, Sony has already launched its game streaming service, PlayStation Now, back in 2014.
The service was initially available only for the PS4 but quickly expanded to other Sony consoles like the Vita and PS3, as well as to the PC. Now, it seems that the service will end support for those two consoles and others like Blu-ray players and Smart TVs, as Sony has chosen to focus its efforts on improving their service for PS4 of PC users.
According to the announcement made by Sony, PlayStation Now subscribers who accessed the service through those devices will still have 6 months left to enjoy the service. Sony will officially end support on August 15, after which PlayStation Now will be exclusive on Windows PCs and PS4 consoles. Furthermore, Bravia TVs gamers will see the supporting ending on April 1st.
Brian Dunn, the senior marketing manager of PlayStation Now, revealed the company’s decision to focus their efforts and resources on improving and growing the service even further on those two platforms. This announcement suggests that Sony might be looking to expand the number of games available through the game streaming service, which is currently limited to PS3 games. Many people are hoping to see game titles from old consoles like the PS, PS2, and PSP, while PC owners are hoping to see even current PS4 games on the service.
Sony keeps adding new games each month for the service from a number of different developers. The latest games to arrive on the service were Koei Tecmo titles. PlayStation Now subscribers can recover their cloud saves and transfer them to the PS4 and PC version of the service only.
If you’re not familiar with PlayStation Now, the game streaming service currently costs $20 per month, or $45 every three months. Devices which weren’t part of the PlayStation family, like PCs and smart TVs require a Dualshock 3 or 4 controller as well as 5 Mbps connection for a smooth performance.
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