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PlayStation Now and DualShock 4 adaptor coming to PC (update)

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Another way to play PlayStation 3 games

PlayStation Now, Sony's PlayStation 3 game streaming service, is coming to Windows PC, Sony confirmed on its PlayStation Blog today. Alongside the streaming service will come a wireless DualShock 4 PC adapter, which hits stores this September.

The streaming app will arrive in both North America and Europe at an unspecified date. As for the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter, it will cost $24.99 and enable the controller for use with Windows PC and Mac Remote Play features, as well as PlayStation Now games.

Sony also released recommended system specifications for PlayStation Now on PC:

  • 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 system storage; 2 GB or more of RAM
  • Sound card; USB port
  • 5 Mbps minimum connection speed

PlayStation Now debuted last year as a way for Sony to let players check out PS3 titles for a subscription fee. Subscriptions range from $19.99 per month to a limited-time annual fee of $99.99. PlayStation Now subscribers get access to more than 400 PS3 games for a rental period — none of which are playable on its successor the PS4, which lacks backward compatibility.

The service is the only way for PlayStation fans to play older games on their current systems or compatible TVs. Branching out to PC would make it the second time this console generation that Sony has embraced the platform; Remote Play for Mac and Windows came to PS4 consoles in an update earlier this year, making the console accessible from computers.

Update: Sony has confirmed that PlayStation Now for PC and the DualShock 4 adapter are on their way. The post above has been updated to reflect this.