Sony has revealed that it is going to commence private test of PlayStation 4 games on its PS Now service and this indicates that you will soon be able to play PS4 games on your Windows PC.
PS Now is Sony’s game streaming service that currently only allows users to play PS3 games, but that will change soon with Sony’s confirmation that they will add support for PS4 games and users will be able to play them through their Windows system.
Inclusion of PS4 games in PS Now catalog is a welcome addition as games that were limited to PS4 will now be available for play on Windows systems. Further, with the addition of PS4 titles to PS Now, more users will be inclined to opt for the service as there is much more value addition to the platform than before.
Sony has refrained from announcing a firm date, but with its intentions of testing clear the launch is a matter of when and not if.
“We’ll share more information as we get closer to launch, so stay tuned. In the next few weeks we’ll kick off a private test with PS4 games on PS Now” posted Brian Dunn, Senior Marketing Manager of PlayStation Now. “If you’re an active PS Now subscriber, keep an eye on your email in case you get an invitation.”
Sony also revealed that PS Now uses cloud saves thereby enabling players to start a game on PS4 and the continue on another PS4 or a Windows PC and vice versa. This move could explain Sony dropping support the PS3, several smart TVs, and the PS Vita. Or it could simply be a deterrent to the Xbox Game Pass program — which may end up making it on PC too.
The move is appreciated, but it is most likely that Sony will not part ways with the PS4 exclusives titles and launch them right away on PS4 as it would effectively curtail its own profits and that doesn’t really make sense. Launch on PS4 will happen, but only after exclusivity period with PS4 ends.