PlayStation Now’s European Launch May Be Coming Soon
European players can now have the privilege of paying for games they already own again!
The European launch of PlayStation Now, Sony’s Gaikai powered cloud streaming service for PlayStation 3 games on the PS4 (as well as PS3, PS Vita, and some other devices) has so far only been available in North American territories, as well as the UK- but now, it may be launching in mainland Europe.
Dutch and Belgium PS4 owners are reporting that Sony is pushing a ‘Playstation Now’ banner on the PS4 dashboard, which grants access to a PS Now trial of 7 days- upon completion of which Sony is apparently charging €16.99 a month for the service. Apparently, the app itself is already available to download, too- it’s just that there seem to be no PS3 games on it.
Sony have of course committed to multiple game streaming solutions this generation- Remote Play, SharePlay, and PS Now are all their various pushes into a streaming focused future for gaming- PS Now is the most significant one of these, of course, since it acts as a partial backwards compatibility solution for the PS4, which otherwise has no ability to run PS1, PS2, or PS3 games natively.
[Thanks Twitter User v8thibo8]