PlayStation Now officially launched earlier this year on the PlayStation 4, but those who have been following the on-demand game streaming service since the open beta know that it has long been in the works for the PlayStation 3, as well as for a bevy of other devices.
Good news has come at last for eager PS3 owners waiting for their shot at the service, with PlayStation now officially arriving on the PS3 on May 12, according to the PlayStation Blog. If you didn’t take a look at the service during the open beta, or if you just want to make sure that it works as intended on your connection, Sony is offering a free seven-day trial.
PlayStation Now allows customers access to a library of more than 100 games, as long as they have a capable internet connection. The service is subscription-based, and costs $20 per month or $45 for a three-month package. Certain games are also available as one-off rentals, bringing the total number of games available to over 150.
The games covered by the service range from indie hits like Spelunky and Guacamelee! to higher profile games like Bioshock Infinite and the God of War series. Sony has hinted that older games from the PS1 and PS2 may eventually be added to the service, but at the time of this writing there has been no official confirmation.
In addition to the PS4 and PS3, PlayStation Now is also available on the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV, as well as a number of televisions and Blu-ray players manufactured by Sony. As we reported last year, PlayStation Now will also soon be available on certain Samsung televisions.
New games will be added to PlayStation Now monthly, and the titles being added in May are Fat Princess, F1 2014, Sanctum 2, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce, and Farming Simulator. For a further look at those games, see the video below.
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