Announced at E3 select model premium Sony 2014 television, will allow you to be able to access Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service.
One step closer to a method of playing Demon’s Souls on PC. First it would actually have to be on PlayStation Now, though.
Sony brought an epic conference this E3, as usual, including a gigantic slate of titles for the Playstation 4, as well as the announcement of some new products.
PlayStation Now, Sony’s upcoming game-streaming service, will hit private beta on Playstation 4 Starting tomorrow, May 20. If you registered for the PlayStation 4 beta, Sony says to “keep an eye on your mailbox for a voucher code.” You can still register for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 betas Here.
Last week, industry analyst Michael Pachter, slammed Sony’s new PlayStation Now feature calling it “a joke” and saying “This has no prayer of working. None.” More recently Pachter criticised Sony’s lack of first party content which is odd because that’s arguably not a valid point.
Whilst talking to Pachter on the latest episode of Bonus Round, Geof Keighly defended the PlayStation Now feature by pointing out that even if third party developers won’t support the feature, Sony still has a lot of their own games to offer. Keighly said: “But you know, Sony has a lot of first-party content,” to which Pachter said: “A lot is a stretch. Thirty. They have thirty games.”
We have a source claiming they know the launch lineup for Playstation Now, coming from people who played the beta. For the sake of being discreet, we’ll share the titles after the jump.
Gaming industry analyst Michael Pachter has criticized Sony’s upcoming game streaming service PlayStation Now and called it a “joke”. He believes that no third party developer will want their games on the service.
“PlayStation Now is a joke,” he said in the latest issue of Game Informer. “There is no publisher that is going to license content that’s less than two-years old because they would be concerned that they can’t sell as many copies if they make it available for subscription or rental”.
“This has no prayer of working. None.”
However, John Koller, marketing VP for SCEA, thinks that “publishers are being exceedingly bullish” regarding PlayStation Now. It should be noted that Sony still hasn’t announced any third party partners that are joining the service.
Every year seems to have a narrative to it. Sometimes, it’s the games; other times, it’s the controversies or the emergence of something new that attempts to add new wrinkles to the medium. Call of Duty. DLC. Micro-transactions. These were some of the most influential game-changers of the last generation of consoles. With 2013 already becoming a hazy memory, the games industry is turning its eyes to what the future might hold. This is the year where next-generation consoles are the prime focus for the industry and with that, the biggest players will attempt new strategies to win big.
Sony have begun sending out invites to gamers who will be able to test the new feature in a private beta. Based upon the information below, you will need to connect your PS3 to your router with an ethernet cable and your internet connection will need to be at least 5mbps. It seems the beta is unavailable for PS4 at this time.
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