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by Salvatore Fidanza , posted on 23 August 2016 / 6,435 Views

Sony PlayStation's subscription service, PlayStation Now, will soon be available for Windows PC. The service will first release in Europe, followed soon after by North America.

A DualShock 4 USB Adaptor will also go on sale, which will allow you to use the DualShock 4 controller on both Mac and PC. It will launch in early September for $24.99.

Below are the recommended specs for running PS 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.

When asked in the comments section of the PlayStation Blog article for this story about Mac support, Sony's Andrew Kelly responded by saying that "[we] are evaluating Mac support for PS Now, but have nothing to announce at this time."


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38 Comments

KennyGomes (on 24 August 2016)

Adaptor is not mandatory, you can connect using USB cable.


archer9234 (on 23 August 2016)

I'm more caring that an official adapter is being made for PC.


arcaneguyver (on 23 August 2016)

The wireless adapter is a great idea - wouldn't be surprised if that increases the number of DS4s sold purely for the purpose of use on PC.


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TallSilhouette (on 23 August 2016)

Just hope it has plug and play support for other PC games outside of Sony's Now or remote play services.


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Sprash (on 24 August 2016)

If this gets big on pc, playstation is going to be the biggest gaming platform in the world (counting psn accounts and active user), but of course it can also not get big on pc^^


Qwark (on 24 August 2016)

You could already play PS now on various tv´s which are not from Sony, so this seems like a logical step, which they should have taken sooner. As for PC master race, you can finally play the last of us.


KazumaKiryu (on 23 August 2016)

Play The Last of Us and Uncharted :) Every Gamer play this masterpieces in life. @ all


Azuren (on 24 August 2016)

Now Sony needs to release a new SKU for the DS4; $70 for a controller and adapter, market it at PC gamers.


SirFortesque (on 25 August 2016)

Give me a real PC port of the Ratchet and Clank and Jak and Daxter series and I'll die happy.


MrSimon (on 24 August 2016)

Great news! PS. Now fix your pricing.


KLAMarine (on 23 August 2016)

Wonder how well it runs.


ArchangelMadzz (on 23 August 2016)

Now I'm pretty sure when PS Now was announced, they said it would come to PC, so peoples surprise to this has led me to believe I made this up


Slarvax (on 23 August 2016)

I dont know if they confirmed it back then, but it was pretty obvious it would eventually come to PC. No one should be surprised by this.


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ArchangelMadzz (on 23 August 2016)

No one should be, but yeah I swear they said it would come to PS4, Smart TV's (even non-Sony ones) Blu Rays, Android and PC.


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think-man (on 24 August 2016)

You are right, they did say that


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V-r0cK (on 24 August 2016)

Great idea! But does anybody know if a single one of these USB adaptors can support more than 1 controller? What if i wanted to play like a 2-4 local coop game with 2-4 controllers, do i need 2-4 more adaptors? I dont even think I have 4 usb ports :/


snyps (on 23 August 2016)

PC gamers will keep emulating PS2. If you can play Red Dead Redemption I will buy it.


SirFortesque (on 25 August 2016)

Yeah but some of the best PS2 games (Jak / Ratchet series) are pretty much unplayable on PCSX2... and those are the games that I wanna play the most


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Puppyroach (on 24 August 2016)

Fantastic news but really crappy that I would need to use a DS4 just to play. Hopefully they will allow other controllers down the line, I always prefer Xbix controllers.


Azuren (on 24 August 2016)

Well, I'm sure people will make a spoofer to make it think it's a DS4. You know, kind of like how they had to use a spoofer to make Steam think your DS4 was an XB controller.


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snyps (on 26 August 2016)

It is known that one day a controller will come and rule them all.


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nanarchy (on 24 August 2016)

So does this mean all those people saying there is no reason to buy an Xbox anymore because it has no exclusives because of PC are going to come out and say there is no reason to buy a playstation anymore or was that all purely fanboi hate?


Barkley (on 24 August 2016)

At the moment.... no. Firstly games from this generation are not available, secondly it is streaming not playing natively which is a disadvantage over what is possible on the ps4.

Meanwhile it looks like Xbox games will be playable on PC from launch date, natively and even look and perform better then they do on Xbox.

So no you should try thinking a bit before accusing "pure fanboi hate"


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Azuren (on 24 August 2016)

PS Now does not and (likely) will not offer PS4 games, especially now.


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SuperNintend0rk (on 23 August 2016)

So will you be able to play the games with a mouse and keyboard now? I'm assuming no...


Azzanation (on 24 August 2016)

Adabter is abit of a rip off and forced using a PS4 controller sucks. The service coming to PC is a giant step in the right direction.


AlfredoTurkey (on 23 August 2016)

So now we're down to one (Nintendo) that is not sticking it's core (actual console versions) IP on PC. I knew it was only a matter of time. Sony and MS are really abandoning traditional consoles this generation.


Qwark (on 24 August 2016)

PS now is a service available on plenty non Sony tv´s and allows you to play PS3 games from a cloud server. That´s not really abandoning anything.


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Azuren (on 24 August 2016)

Except Now was always supposed to be available everywhere and was not designed to sell hardware. It's on Sony and Samsung TVs, Bluray players, and now computers. Expect to see a mobile release, too.


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AlfredoTurkey (on 24 August 2016)

The writing is on the wall. Make no mistake, this is headed down a road of "service only". Sony is taking the first steps toward a future where they're a streaming/digital platform, free of hardware. That's where we're headed if this stuff becomes successful.


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SirFortesque (on 25 August 2016)

Yeah... Pokemon Go is the biggest Nintendo game at the moment, and it's not on Nintendo platforms.


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shikamaru317 (on 23 August 2016)

Too bad you need a Dualshock 4 to play. Kind of useless since most PC gamers play with mouse/keyboard and/or an Xbox controller. I won't be getting a Dualshock 4 until I get a PS4, and that kind of defeats the purpose because then I can just play PS Now on the PS4 xD


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Zkuq (on 23 August 2016)

That's a brilliant way to make money. The adapter, I mean. Instead of releasing proper drivers for free like everyone else does, they sell an expensive adapter instead. For a while, I was excited I should finally get a DS4 despite not owning a PS4 yet. I changed my mind when I saw the price.


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KennyGomes (on 24 August 2016)

Adapter is not mandatory, you can connect using USB cable.


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Barkley (on 24 August 2016)

Yeah because no one else sells adapters... oh wait a minute. Xbox 360 Controller Wireless receiver.... Xbox One Controller Wireless Receiver... Microsoft Kinect for Windows Adapter....

Damn Microsoft releasing adapters for their own hardware for their own OS. SAVAGE!


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Azuren (on 24 August 2016)

Barkley just made a 3-point shot all over your argument, Z.


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ktay95 (on 24 August 2016)

Barkley nailing a 3 O_O Now thats a rare sight :P


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