This will allow players to use their DualShock 4 controller wirelessly with their PC or Mac
PlayStation Now can best be described as the Netflix of the gaming world. Players have access to hundreds of PlayStation titles, which are then available to stream on the PlayStation 4.
This service has been available since 2015, but what is it doing to attract players?
Although the service sounds ideal for players, it very much relies on internet connection.
As someone may suffer from buffering or low quality on Netflix, the same can be said with PlayStation Now. Internet connection must be at least 5mbps and stable to play games such as The Last of Us to its full potential.
Though the concept of PlayStation Now is great, the practical aspects hinder it. And at a high subscription price of £12.99/$19.99 a month, the service doesn’t have a great deal of users.
However this may all be set to change. It has been revealed that PlayStation Now will be available for Windows PC.
This is a huge step for PC users, who would have previously only been able to purchase individual games.
Internet connection and download speeds are also easier to control on PC, which may solve some of the connectivity issues.
Alongside with this, PlayStation also revealed their new DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor which will launch in September. This will allow players to use their DualShock 4 controller wirelessly with their PC or Mac.
PS Now will still be available to use on the PC even without the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor. The DualShock 4 controller can be connected to a PC or Mac using a USB cable.
Many players may opt for this as the current suggested retail price for the adapter lies at $24.99. Therefore potential new US customers will have to fork out at least $44.98 for the wireless adapter and one month’s subscription.
It will be interesting to see if Sony chooses to market PlayStation Now further, or let its loyal fan base drive the product forward.