PlayStation Now coming soon to PC ?

silva1991

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I don't know how this shit works so, if I played a game with unlocked framerates like Bayonetta 1 via PS Now on PC will the framerates still be garbage?
 

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I hope people arent thinking this means that the games will be improved then they are if they're played on a PS3/PS4.

The input lag on this alone kills all my interest in PS NOW.
I did a trial of this a year ago and yeah the input lag was just insane (35/5 connection), I couldn't handle it.

I want to be excited for this but that experience is preventing it.
 

Decado

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It's like Netflix for select PlayStation 1, 2 and 3 games. PS4 games could hypothetically be added in future.
Does it actually work well?

Anyway....meh. If they were porting PS games that would be of interest. This, not so much.
 

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shandy706

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I did a trial of this a year ago and yeah the input lag was just insane (35/5 connection), I couldn't handle it.

I want to be excited for this but that experience is preventing it.
Input lag wasn't bad for me in the games I played. Even played through the entirety of Uncharted 2 jumping and shooting with no problems. 12/2 connection.
 

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Even if this is true, means nothing to me. Can't say I'm too interested in (re)playing a few 720p/30 FPS (at best) games in 2016... or whenever.
 

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Does it actually work well?

Anyway....meh. If they were porting PS games that would be of interest. This, not so much.
Depends on your network connection.

Digital Foundry said:
With no means to physically reduce input lag in the actual games, conventional wisdom suggests that the end result shouldn't work very well, but in many cases, PlayStation Now exceeds expectations and hands in a perfectly serviceable gaming experience: not as good as playing locally of course, but still enjoyable on a range of games.
Full article here.
 

joe2187

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Input lag wasn't bad for me in the games I played. Even played through the entirety of Uncharted 2 jumping and shooting with no problems. 12/2 connection.
Is psnow input lag that bad? I mean I played and loved LA Noire and Deus Ex HR on Onlive first and had zero issues.
I tried my best to get through Bionic Commando 2 on PS NOW it was a test in futulity, I couldn't even get past the first area without either falling to my death because of a input lag or getting killed because my input just failed to process.

This is my experience. and It was with a game that requires precise inputs for progression.
 

ShutterMunster

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One step closer, baby. Do it, Sony. Cant wait for the death of the "$400 box." Definitely hoping for an enhancement in streaming visual quality in the future.
 

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That's already true, some Samsung TVs have PS Now app
Yeah, but the availability of PCs and the availability of 'certain Samsung tvs' are rather different matters :) This would be the first generic client, not tied to certain brands or specific pieces of hardware or 'partner hardware'.
 

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Tempting, but the only real benefit is that I don't have to pay for a console box. All the advantages of PC aren't there. I suppose it's a good alternative in some cases though.
 

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I did a trial of this a year ago and yeah the input lag was just insane (35/5 connection), I couldn't handle it.

I want to be excited for this but that experience is preventing it.
Yea, TLOU on PC will mean jack to 95% of the PC gamers when they see how much input lag there is.
 

Nzyme32

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Monthly fees, bitrate / IQ issues and input lag make this pointless for me. That and already having a PS3 lying around somewhere.
 

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Share Play is a very underrated feature of the Playstation 4 and it uses the same core streaming technology that both Playstation Now and Remote Play use. It'd be nice if they made an Android and PC/Mac client.
 

etta

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Monthly fees, bitrate / IQ issues and input lag make this pointless for me. That and already having a PS3 lying around somewhere.
Oh yea hah I remember the low bitrate. Seeing things pixelated in a game while playing it was a strange sight.
 

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That'd be cool, I guess. I wouldn't mind playing some PS3 games I missed for not wanting to buy a PS3 :p

Edit: Now that I think about it, it'll probably be just for the US, since Now is not available in Europe...
 

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So the PC gets both Xbox and Sony exclusives? This generation has been great to jump into PC gaming.
Its really amazing man.. I jumped in at the right time about a year ago when I got my first pc rig.

Cant wait to play Hot Shot Golf on PC