Sony has launched the open beta for their PlayStation Now games streaming service on PS3. The beta is open to PS3 owners in mainland USA and parts of Canada and sees Sony’s last generation console joining the PS4 in testing out the service.
PlayStation Now currently lets users rent games from a selection of over 150 for various amounts of time. Sony Computer Entertainment America platforms marketing vice president John Koller noted on the PlayStation blog that imminent new additions to PS Now are to include God of War: Ascension, Infamous and Ultra Street Fighter IV.
“We are still in the early days of PS Now, but it’s been great to hear from users that have been pleased with the service’s performance.” said Koller. “ We want to thank everyone who has tried out PlayStation Now and encourage everyone to check it out. The service is still growing and evolving based on the feedback we’ve received from PS Now users. We recently reduced the pricing for select 4-hour rentals, and we are still working towards a PS Now subscription option.”
PlayStation Now isn’t set to launch in Europe until 2015, with us lucky Brits being the first to try it out.
Sony plan to also bring PS Now to Vita, Sony Bravia TVs and other connected display devices to extend the PlayStation game library to those that don’t own one of their consoles.