PlayStation Now beta games include Killzone 3, Shadow of The Colossus, few more

Users who received access to the PlayStation Now beta have leaked out the short list of first and third party games they're able to stream.

One of the participants in the PlayStation Now beta has leaked the entire list of games that beta testers are able to play using Sony's newly announced game streaming service.

The list, which a tester sent to GearNuke includes:

First Party:

Third Party:

A short list, but keep in mind that Sony is only running a limited test of the service at the moment.

Sony unveiled PlayStation Now, which will offer Netflix-style subscription options, during a keynote at CES 2014, and opened up beta registrations shortly afterwards. The beta is only available to residents in the US, with the service expected to roll out across America this summer.

We recently heard that the PlayStation Now's streaming tech is scheduled to support PlayStation 3 titles only, but that Sony is working on adding PS1 and PS2 emulation support to the PS4.

For more information on Sony's new cloud streaming service, formerly known as Gaikai, GameSpot has compiled everything we currently know about PlayStation Now.

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232 comments
3dmatrixgamer
3dmatrixgamer

Streaming is only successful for MMo's Moba's & MP gaming but for single player gaming it is an epic fail.

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

PlayStation articles where xbot call home.

rados83
rados83

Does anyone knows if "playstation now" service will work on us ps4 in europe? 

Tnx

GalvatronType_R
GalvatronType_R


I don't know why I'd need this if I still have the PS3 hooked up.

the13stuff
the13stuff

Lol I like how people are dismissing this based on the games listed above. That's like dismissing the theatre because of the current movies playing.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

i want digital download of them not just streaming

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Not interested, just meh games.

s0ldier69
s0ldier69

So if someone can educate me on this....I can play ps3 games on my ps4 with this?  Like Amalur, Skyrim, GTA 5?  Is that right?

Zicoroen
Zicoroen

Sony must have a nice plan for it. Simplistic logic: Gaikai was bought for $380 million, quite two years ago. How many gamers are really interested in playing old games, that sometimes they have played already? Let´s talk about 10 million users to subscribe it for $20 a year. No near profits. It may be late for investors...

I hope Sony can do better...

P.S. it´s just reasoning. I know that PS4 still have quite 5 million users and not every gamer will use this service...No other costs counted...


dipdish
dipdish

Lovely. I hope one day they'll bring it to Europe. 

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

I thought i would see here 1,500 sony fans in repelling any (troll)attack

Pupchu
Pupchu

Playstation Later

DIGN
DIGN

There won't be any games on PS4 worth playing anyways. This was the only way for them to save the console

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

Streaming is not there yet. There was a reason Onlive failed. The lag was unbearable. This is not the future yet and also I am not driving flying cars.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

shatter is a brick breaking game retro style. hardly worth paying a sub fee for ps now. So to sum it all up, no point bothering with the beta. Just wait till the full service becomes available and games like the last of us, uncharted 1 - 3 and so on become available.

Lhomity
Lhomity

@GalvatronType_R   You don't. This is more for people who don't have a PS3, and/or for those looking to rent games they might not have otherwise bought.

stan_hg
stan_hg

@the13stuff  True. I for one, am planning to use it when its available. Never had PS3, never will. May get PS4 at some point, but the PS3 games will not

Lhomity
Lhomity

@GH05T-666 Most of those are already available to buy on PSN, with a PS3.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@s0ldier69  Yes. If you would like to try it and by try it I mean try the closest thing to this that is currently available, try OnLive. It is free and you can trial a game for free.

It requires a 5MB connection. If you aren't sure if you have it, then I'd suggest trying it. That is the same connection Sony are suggesting you have. So if you can't use OnLive you probably won't be able to use PSNow.

In theory it should be great. In practice as I'm sure you will find out if you try OnLive is that you will end up with a lower resolution game, with compression artefacts littering the game. It looks blurry and messy. I'm not a fan. And in fact if PSNow turns out anything like OnLive, I won't be touching it.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Zicoroen  I think it will sag and stagnate, and will linger on the Playstation network like the fragments of a tumour, until Sony finally break even and then they will axe it.

OnLive is alive and available right now and it has gone no where and that is offering modern games. PSNow is offering old games, which I don't know about anyone else I do play on a rare occasion but they are rarely for more than a quick nostalgia trip. The only games I even consider playing again from start to finish are Final Fantasy VII and VIII. Everything else fills a couple of hours before I give it up with a smile on my face and never touch it again.

Playstation has already said they are thinking of using emulators for the PS1 and PS2 games which means so far it is only PS3 games available. Which people will likely have already played and would be good right now in the down time between games coming out that people want to play and the launch. This service won't even hit Europe till 2015 and by that time they will be busy playing their PS4 games.

I think in actual fact by suggesting they bring out PS1 and 2 games on emulator instead has just made the chance of Gaikai being successful very slim.

DIGN
DIGN

@ExplicitMike  I've never had lag in OnLive. Maybe it's you that has too much lag from your AOL dial-up.

Zicoroen
Zicoroen

Good point. But I hope Sony can succeed anyway. It's fiscal year end is near and investors need some answers. Sony's way isn't so profitable as MS and gamers must be aware of it.

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

@DIGN haha sure thing man. AOL are we grasping for straws? No games ran smoothly for a lot of people. Myself included.They got so desperate they were giving micro consoles away. Streaming is the future, but Onlive sure isn't.

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@majorityreport Damn Back to the Future for getting my hopes up...the best they could do was release those light up Nike McFly Sneakers...

mattress805
mattress805

"De Plane, De plane, boss!" No you were just waving at Kinect, lol. I see

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Zicoroen  Yeah when you are comparing Microsoft the worlds wealthest company who know exactly how to make money, and Sony who are struggling as it is in the electronics department and have just got off of the end of a pretty shocking console cycle with the PS3 which only really came into its own in the last two or three years, then I'd say I know who is the stronger candidate overall. 

Got to admit though adding £100 to the Xbox One with Kinect was the biggest mistake Microsoft has made in three generations of console. It is the only thing getting in my way anyway right now. Without that I might have even considered buying one already, even though I know I wouldn't have anything to play.

But instead I now REALLY need an incentive in terms of games to spend the extra cash. If that never comes I will probably buy a PS4 but that isn't all that appealing to me at the moment anyway. Even looking at the dashboard I just don't feel anything.

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

@PosiTVEMinD355 No Prob. It was trying to do that like a PC. But it was a mini console that you would plug up and stream games to it. 

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

@PosiTVEMinD355 Some major games like Batman Arkham Asylum. Some crappy titles as well. My time with Onlive sucked. It was buggy as hell and it lagged at several parts. It was the same concept. Pay a fee and have access to many games. You never knew what games would make it there. It was not worth it. I gave it up real quickly. It was much easier to just have a PC and Steam or GOG games on it.