Sony Reveals PlayStation Now for PC and Wireless USB Controller Adapter

on August 23, 2016 2:36 PM

Eric Lempel of PlayStation announced this morning that the PlayStation Now service will make it’s way on to the PC platform. Furthermore, the company will be releasing the wireless USB adapter that was discovered earlier this week, which enables wireless play to PC for the Dualshock 4 controller.

PlayStation now is a subscription service that opens up a library of over 400 PlayStation 3 titles to be streamed and played without the need for physical media. The app is scheduled to launch soon in parts of Europe first and make its way to North America shortly after. PlayStation Now currently has a free 7-day trial for users to test out the service. However, its not been announced if this will extend to the PC market. After that, it’s $19.99 and $44.99 for 1 and 3 months, respectively.

Here are the specs recommended 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; 2 GB or more of RAM
  • Sound card; USB port

Additionally, the USB wireless adapter will retail for $24.99. This will allow PC users to utilize all of the DS4’s functionality, including analog sticks, touch pad, light bar, motion sensor, vibration, and stereo headset jack, but only if the game uses those features.

 /  Staff Writer
Azario Lopez has held multiple positions in the game's media industry. At DualShockers he focuses on providing coverage for niche and indie video games in the form of news updates, reviews, and interviews.