Good Times! We’re So Lucky We Got ‘Em
PlayStation fans and early adopters of the PlayStation 4 are in for a treat tomorrow. Finally, after a few months of beta testing on the PS3, PlayStation Blog Director of Strategic Planning, Peter Jamshidi has finally announced that the PlayStation Now private beta will become available for the PS4. This streaming service first announced at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 has since provided leaked information from gamers that were accepted into the private beta some months ago. People, like me, that didn’t make it into the beta will get another chance to register or possibly have another shot at receiving a voucher code via email.
For those who are new to any news regarding PlayStation Now, the service is supposed to offer consumers with any current PlayStation device, PS3, PS4, and PlayStation Vita, or select Sony Bravia TVs, the chance to stream movies, TV shows, music, and games directly via the system of your choice with other device compatibility coming later down the road. At the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) 2014, PlayStation Now streamed games such as God of War: Ascension, Beyond 2 Souls, and The Last of Us from all three devices – showcasing that the service relies heavily on a cloud-based architecture independent from capabilities or differences in hardware.
Jamshidi also mentioned how the beta is leaving a positive impression on the beta testers as he gave thanks to all of those that participated in the private beta. He also noted that the tons of valuable feedback will make the service even better. On average, PlayStation Now testers have logged in more than 50,000 gameplay hours partly contributed by new game additions and trophy support, he shared.
It seems that the PS3 games showing up on the PlayStation store last week wasn’t a missed opportunity from Sony. It may have just been a sign of good things to come. I’m happy to see that more gamers will get a chance to check out the service though there were many questions unanswered regarding a price point or a concrete release date. If you haven’t registered for the service yet, click here.
Stay tuned with SheAttack.com for more updates on the official launch of PlayStation Now releasing this Summer.