Getting Hands-On With PlayStation Now - CES 2014
Justin Haywald tests out PlayStation's new streaming service, PlayStation Now, to see how its performance holds up under the pressure of top tier titles.
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I think it's strange how gamers hate the idea of backwards compatibility but are excited about this service. lol
Buy those games for a second time, and input lag when its not just 'down the hall' like it was at CES. Onlive still lives it seems.
Ahh I see. That's how you ramp people up for a digital distribution model which will be the future. You talk about the actual positive benefits of said model so people have something to look forward to. I am now thinking of the value and ease that this service could bring to playing games and I am not so worried of the actual ownership. Color me interested Sony. Tell me when this is supposed to drop and I will check it out!
Seeing that Sony had stop allowing users to input coupons due to traffic has me worried about a mass amount of users playing a game.
"Even though it's apparently being streamed from the off-site servers"
Didnt the representatives say they were streaming from a Gaikai server down the hall?....not very off-site, at all.
Also, no mention of the artifacting that a lot of other PSNow testers brought up.
Anyway, nice little tidbit of information here. I'm interested in PSNow, but only if it has PS1 and PS2 games as part of the library. Supposedly it'll start with PS3 games...which doesnt interest me because I already own most of the ps3 games I want to play....or could get the physical copies for really cheap right now....they'll only get cheaper as we get into the PS4 lifecycle.
Greedy company, maybe they should focus on releasing some games to ps4 instead? The exclusives the system is getting are crap :/
I'll certainly be looking forward to this service (if it comes to Europe) but alas, my Internet connection is probably not fast enough to guarantee a satisfying player experience here :/
I hope a stand alone service is an option for this service, besides being bundled with PS+. I currently don't own any Sony platforms, but will buy a Vita if it is.... And it actually works.
I have 60 MBPS Internet, and get about 12 on the Verizon 4G network, about 3 MBPS upload, so I can even use my phone as a hotspot if I needed to.
When I was a kid I used to fantasize about console and arcade perfect handheld experiences, and this is the closest thing I've to a console experience on a handheld I've seen. I am pretty excited to finally play The Last of Us and a bunch of other games I've missed on the go. And since I travel a lot, this is perfect for me.
Depending which country you live in or which internet service provider you reside with, Internet usage limits could play a factor in this service as well.
Is that 5 Mb or MB. There's a Huge difference. Cause most people have really slow internet in terms of MB
don't really see Playstation Now working too well since not all internet connections will be able to accommodate the service with no interruptions or lag. They might not have noticed any lag or latency at the show but that's only because Sony made sure there was perfect conditions to show off the service in a controlled environment. In real world use i guarantee there will be lag and controller latency when Playstation service is used. I have a high mbps connection and even I get lag and latency when ever I occasionally play online games, so using the service without those problems is probably impossible unless you can afford pricey, extremely high mbps service.
I think this is what sony is saying regarding PS5 that there will be no more console. it's just a monitor and controller
i see this concept being the future, we will eventually see a day only the few have access to a physical machine.
I'm a little worried about the concept of streaming games. First, at least here in the US, internet tends to be slow, unreliable, and expensive. Latency varies greatly depending on where you live. Secondly, the internet is prone to technical issues and attacks. The other day, the internet in one of my buddies' apartments was down for a whole day. As we probably all know, the websites of Steam, League of Legends, EA, and some other sites were down for a long time due to DDOS attacks the other day. Finally, weren't those Vitas plugged into something? -- I'd wonder if you'd have problems using wireless internet.
Edit: oh, and I forgot about the horrible experience you'd have on Thanksgiving afternoon.
Hope you have a good connection. Where these servers behind the curtain?
tream games maybe most of the time, multiplayer probably never.
@Jak-25I have never heard of any gamer hating backward compatibility ever. Perhaps you're thinking of the game companies?
@MegaPhilX2 you should probably just play those on the systems you already own. duh!
@the_grin already has with the vita and ps4, of course your ps4 is your very own server! killer!
@BertoFlyingFoxI've got my doubts too, especially as MS already had a similar system running a few months back (demoed with Halo 4 streamed to a Windows phone), but dropped it because it wasn't 'a viable prospect'. Given that they have the money to throw at a cloud infrastructure (which they already have up and running) and Sony frankly don't (in both respects), I hope they're not overselling it a bit.
@BertoFlyingFox I think they are starting there because of relevance, and to expand the PS4 library while it is still being built up. For people like myself who only had an Xbox360 last generation, but jumped to PS4 and Sony this generation, it will be a great chance to catch up on exclusives I missed.
@BertoFlyingFox its still in its infancy, but,... it... is... the future, whether you want your own console or not.
@Tommi88 lol, calm down, the console just came out, it's gonna get plenty.
And I don't even know how you can call them greedy when Microsoft still has a paywall in front of services you already pay for like Netflix and Hulu Plus.
@cynicalundead I hope it is at least bundled with PS+, otherwise i will be forced to choose one or the other. I can't afford dual subs for PSNow and PS+ separately.
@untouchables1115MB per second download rate.
@thekazumalord u should remember just 15 years ago hd was non existent, tech happens quickly when its ready.
@Raymond11 Nope, you can't use a camera connected to the console as a controller if you're streaming a game, because it's a low of lag. I think new technologies like the VR headset, 3D, would be hard to stream too.
@2Black2Strong a strict dress code
@UnraedYour second problem would exist for ANYTHING internet related. Whether it's streaming from Netflix, browsing the web, playing an MMO, playing any game multiplayer, you would experience problems doing that if your internet is down for the whole day. However, you can still use your system to play the games you currently own.
@Unraed Christmas too. a friend brought a ps3 and diablo3, and we couldn't play on two days.
@Bubbagum_Bish @Jak-25 I just see so much anti-backwards compatibiltiy posts and I get really annoyed reading them. I don't understand why anyone would argue against backwards compatibility. This should be something all gamers want.I really wish the PS4 was backwards compatible.
I guess some people just want to defend these companies. lol
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