PlayStation is making a bunch of its games available on PC, with the Playstation Now app launching on Windows first in Europe “soon” with North America to follow “shortly thereafter”. There’s no confirmed dates for when Australians will be able to access the 400+ titles, which include games from the Uncharted, God of War, and Ratchet & Clank franchises, as well PS3 games like The Last of Us and Journey.
Updated with new details of Australian Pricing and availability.
“But Rae, how am I supposed to play Playstation games on PC without my favourite controller?”, I hear you ask. Well, with a USB cable for starters. But if you want to get fancy, never fear — Sony are one step ahead of us. A DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor will be released on 16 September 16 in Australia for $34.95. The adaptor will let you connect a DualShock 4 to PC and Mac via Bluetooth, and lets you keep all the features of the DualShock 4 (as long as they are supported in-game), including the touch pad, light bar, motion sensors, vibration, and stereo headset jack.
You can also use it for PS4 Remote Play on PC and Mac.
Want to know if your PC can handle some PlayStation Now fun times? Sony recommends Windows 7 (SP1), 8.1 or 10, 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or faster, 300 MB or more; 2 GB or more of RAM, Sound card; USB port and a minimum 5Mbps connection is required to use PS Now on any device. Obviously a wired Internet connection is better.