Sony announces PlayStation Now cloud gaming service at CES
Imagine being able to play PS3 and PS2 games right there on your smartphone or tablet. Sounds pretty cool, doesn't it? Sony is aiming to make that possible with its new PlayStation Now service.
Think of it as YouTube for games – the game itself will be run and processed by Sony's PlayStation Now servers remotely and the video of the game will be streamed to the user's mobile device. Needless to say, you'll need a decent internet connection in order to use PlayStation Now. The service will provide access to Sony's library of PS3 and PS2 games to not only smartphone and tablet users, but also to owners of the PS3, PS4, the PS VITA, and even to some TVs.
How do you get PlayStation Now? Well, don't get too excited yet. The service will enter its beta testing phase later this month and if all goes well, we'll be enjoying some cloud-based gaming goodness some time this summer.