Sony Expand PS Now, Aussies Still Missing Out
Sony have announced that their games streaming service Playstation Now will now boast support for Playstation 4 games.
Playstation Now was launched in 2014 and offers Netflix-style streaming access to popular Playstation games like Uncharted, God of War and Ratchet & Clank for a subscription fee of US$19.99 per month.
Up until now, the service’s software catalogue only included Playstation 3 games.
“All of the games in the service, including PS4 games, will be included with a single PS Now subscription. We’ll share more information as we get closer to launch, so stay tuned,” the company said in a blog post.
Sony have promised a private beta test will take place in the coming weeks.
However, it’s unlikely that Australian gamers will have access to the service.
Playstation Now is now over two years old but has yet to roll out to Australian customers.
The AFR reported in June 2014 that “Australians face at least a year’s wait to use a cloud-computing service allowing Sony PlayStation owners to play video games streamed over the internet, due to a mix of poor broadband speeds and expensive computer servers needed to operate the service.”
There has been little to no movement since then, despite Australia’s relative gains in average connection quality.