Sony has announced that the PlayStation Now game streaming service will soon be available on PC, which will bring a collection of PlayStation 3 exclusive titles to the PC for the first time.
PlayStation Now works like most other game streaming services: PlayStation 3 titles will be rendered by servers in the cloud, and then sent to a PC client through the internet. So while PlayStation 3 games like Uncharted, God of War, The Last of Us, and Ratchet and Clank will be officially playable on PC for the first time, Sony isn't porting any of these games to the PC as native titles.
Cloud gaming solutions require decent internet connections to keep latency as low as possible; Sony recommends at least a 5 Mbps connection for PlayStation Now. The good news is that you won't require a powerful PC or even a graphics card to play these games: a 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 CPU should suffice.
PlayStation Now on PC will become available starting tomorrow for those in the UK, Belgium or the Netherlands, with the rest of Europe coming soon and North America “shortly thereafter”. The service currently costs $19.99 per month, or $44.99 for three months.
Sony is also bringing out a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter in September, which will seamlessly pair the PS4 controller to PC and bring support for features like the light bar and touchpad. DualShock 4 controllers are already compatible with PCs through a USB cable, but this $24.99 solution is, naturally, cable free.