PlayStation's DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter

To put it simply, PlayStation Now is a service that allows you to stream PlayStation 3 games to your PlayStation 4... and apparently the PC as well! In other words, you will soon have the option to play PlayStation classics such as The Last of Us, Demon's Souls, God of War, Rachet and Clank, and so forth, all from the comfort of your PC.

I'm currently both shocked and surprised Sony has decided to actually go through with this because for a measly $20 a month you will soon be able to play the majority of PlayStation 3 games without having to own the console itself, something that would've been shouted down as heresy even a year ago. Its obviously not going to be ideal given that streaming games is finicky at the best of times, but I have to admit its still a whole lot better than never having a chance to play them at all.

"We’re excited to announce that PlayStation Now is making the jump to Windows PC. The app launches overseas in parts of Europe soon and will come to North America shortly thereafter. 

This will bring a wide selection of PlayStation exclusive titles to Windows PC for the very first time, including entries in the Uncharted, God of War, and Ratchet & Clank franchises, as well as beloved PS3 games like The Last of Us and Journey. Current subscribers have a new way to access PS Now’s library of over 400 games, and the PC app provides a new way for even more gamers to discover and play the service."

Naturally, you won't be able to play any of these games using mouse & keyboard, simply because they were never designed with such controls in mind. The good news, however, is that Sony has also announced a new device, the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter, which will let you use your PS4 controllers on the PC and Mac wirelessly and with all of the features you've come to expect. The adapter will be arriving at some point in early September at a $25 price tag.

While I'm not sure if PlayStation Now is going to require a PlayStation controller, I wouldn't stress about it too much as there are plenty of programs online that will easily transform the input from your controller into the one of your choosing. So if you own an Xbox controller or any of the third party ones, you should be perfectly set.

Finally, if you would like to learn more about PlayStation Now, or just check out the gallery of available games, I would suggest you head over to the official website.

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