Sony is doing something that so many people have been hoping for: bringing Playstation 3 games to your Windows PC.
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This fall you will be able to play games like Uncharted 3 and Shadow of the Colossus on a Windows laptop. There is a catch, however, and that is that you will have to play them over Sony's streaming game service, PlayStation Now. It is like Netflix for games.
PlayStation Now has been around for a few years, and a handful of Blu-ray players and Smartphones have the games as well. For $20 a month or $45 for three, the service allowed players to have unlimited access to over 400 Playstation 3 games.
You have to be careful about quality with your internet connection. You will need to have at least 5Mbps at all times, according to CNET.
The size of Sony's audience will change with this new release. People won't be tethered to the television; instead, they will be able to go on the go with you. There are some caveats to all of the mobility, however. The cost is pretty pricey and the internet connection is essential. You should also have a 3.5GHz processor to get the best results. You'll also need to purchase a DualShock 4 to play on Windows.
The new controller comes with a lot of perks that will make playing on your computer much easier. It will have a Micro-USB phone charger cable or a new $25 wireless dongle that will ship in September.
Eric Lempel, the head of Sony's PlayStation Network, won't reveal any future plans. He wouldn't say whether the service will be available on smartphones or what happens down the line.
The idea is to bring PlayStation to new players.
"The PlayStation launched so many great franchises, and this brings new life to them," said Lempel.
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According to Sony, PlayStation Now will be available on Windows PCs in the UK "soon" and will come to the US and Canada afterwards.