Sony’s PlayStation Now game streaming service made the jump to PCs in parts of Europe last week and now it’s gone live in the US as well. The service is something akin to Netflix for games, whereby you pay a monthly fee and have on-demand access to hundreds of different PlayStation 3 games over the Internet, though some can only be rented or purchased.
To coincide with its US expansion the service today added six new PlayStation 3 titles: Mafia II, Tomb Raider: Game of the Year Edition, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution, Heavy Rain, and Borderlands: Ultimate Edition.
There are currently about 200 games available through the PlayStation Now subscription service, which is $19.99 for a single-month, $44.99 for a three-month subscription or $99.99 for a full year. That’s a bit expensive for PlayStation’s legacy titles but it forgoes the cost of the console or buying games individually. A free seven-day trial is available as well.
You’ll need a sufficiently beefy Windows PC to play. Sony recommends Windows 7 or higher, a 5GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8GHz AMD A10 or faster, 2 GB or more of RAM and a 5Mbps or higher internet connection. All games can be played with a DualShock 4 connected to your PC via USB or through the $25 wireless adapter due in September.
You can download the PlayStation Now app for Windows here.