You can now play PlayStation 4 games on PC…

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…using Sony’s PlayStation Now Service – which lets users close to their datacentres stream playable games to PC or other supported hardware. It’s now added a selection of PlayStation 4 titles that people can stream. PlayStation Now is a subscription-based service, and those who pay its monthly fee are granted all-you-can-eat access to a library of games from PlayStations present and past. It’s been bolstered by a new selection of games from Sony’s current console – but the list is different depending on where you live.

Here’s what North American subscribers get:

  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • God of War 3: Remastered
  • Saint’s Row 4 Re-Elected
  • Ultra Street Fighter 4
  • WWE 2K16
  • Tropico 5
  • F1 2015
  • Evolve
  • Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition
  • MX vs ATV Supercross Encore
  • Helldivers
  • Resogun
  • Broken Age
  • Dead Nation Apocalypse
  • Grim Fandango Remastered
  • Akiba’s Beat
  • Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky
  • Castlestorm Definitive Edition
  • Super Mega Baseball
  • Nidhogg

Barring Akiba’s Beat, European subscribers get every one of those games and a further 32 games.

  • Heavy Rain
  • Tearaway Unfolded
  • Counterspy
  • Shadow of the Beast
  • Alienation
  • Escape Plan
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Hardware: Rivals
  • This War Of Mine: The Little Ones
  • Day Of The Tentacle Remastered
  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes And Punishments
  • Dungeons II
  • Back To Bed
  • Pure Chess
  • Pure Pool
  • Olliolli
  • Stick It To The Man
  • Blood Bowl 2
  • Super Stardust Ultra
  • Farming Simulator 15
  • Tour De France 2016
  • Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers
  • Grand Ages: Medieval
  • Pure Hold’em World Poker Championship
  • Q*bert: Rebooted
  • Fluster Cluck
  • The Last Tinker: City of Colors
  • Velocibox
  • Whispering Willows
  • Kickbeat Special Edition
  • Battle Worlds Kronos
  • Legend Of Kay Anniversary

And here’s the list of PlayStation Now Games available to us in South Africa:

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Unfortunately, we are too far away from the streaming servers, which means that the inherent latency would make games unplayable. The service runs off the back of technology that Sony acquired with streaming startup Gaikai, and actually works quite damned well if you happen to have blisteringly fast internet and live close enough to the servers.

Last Updated: July 7, 2017

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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