Surprisingly enough, it looks like the PlayStation 4 may not be the backbone of Sony’s gaming strategy any longer. CES 2014 has just brought word that Sony will be implementing PlayStation Now, a brand new service that will bring streaming capabilities not only to PS4, but also PS3, PlayStation Vita, and even televisions, tablets, and smartphones.
PlayStation Now To Allow Renting And Streaming Games And Other Media
Sony touts that the technology is already functioning at CES, with guests able to give it a shot with critically acclaimed action title The Last of Us. The exciting new service will also let users rent games or pay for a subscription that will enable them to explore a wide range range of game titles. Sony says a closed beta is coming to the United States at the end of the month, and that they plan to roll out the service more widely by the end of summer 2014.
It looks as if the PlayStation Now service will debut first on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, followed by the PlayStation Vita handheld, and that “most 2014 US models” of Sony’s Bravia TVs will support PlayStation Now. The service will stream full games, and save your games in the cloud.