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You Can Now Play PS4 Games on Your PC

Dave Parrack 06-07-2017

Sony has added a selection of PS4 games to PlayStation Now. Which means that for the first time ever you can now play PS4 games on your PC. This also represents a significant upgrade to the PlayStation Now service overall, which until now has only been capable of streaming PS3 games.


PlayStation Now is a cloud gaming service. For a flat fee (of $19.99/month or $99/year) you get access to hundreds of PlayStation games. Unlike the Xbox Games Pass Microsoft Launches Xbox Game Pass for Hardcore Gamers Microsoft is launching a new subscription service called Xbox Game Pass. This Netflix for games offers those willing to pay the monthly fee access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles. Read More you don’t get to download the games to play offline. Instead, you stream them just as you stream movies on Netflix.

The PlayStation 4 Joins PlayStation Now

As announced in March 2017, Sony has switched things up by adding PS4 titles to the PlayStation Now roster PlayStation Now Lets You Play PS4 Games on a PC Sony is adding PS4 games to the PlayStation Now library. This means you'll soon be able to stream PS4 games on a PS4 and/or PC with a single PS Now subscription. Read More for the first time. There are just 20 PS4 games included in this initial batch, with Sony promising many more from the likes of 2K, Capcom, Codemasters to come down the pike.

For now, the list of PS4 games available on PlayStation Now is as follows:

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

This is a mixed selection of games, with some gems (God of War 3 Remastered, WWE 2K16) mixed in with a lot of middling titles you can already play on other platforms. Still, this is early days for PS4 games on PlayStation Now, and the quality and quantity of titles is sure to improve over time.

Playing PS4 games on a PS4 is, well, nothing out of the ordinary. However, PlayStation Now also lets you stream games on a Windows PC PlayStation Now on PC: Is It Worth It? Sony's PS Now game streaming service is available for Windows PCs! But is it worth the subscription price for PC gamers? Here's what you'll get! Read More , and that is potentially worth the price of admission. PlayStation Now also used to work on the PS3, PS Vita, PlayStation TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Sony Bravia TVs, and Sony Blu-ray players, but Sony is ending support for those platforms on August 15.


Just Make Sure You Have Good Internets

This is an important development for PlayStation Now. It changes it from a service for those looking to play classic games on their PS4 or PC to a service for everyone ensconced in the PlayStation ecosystem. It would still be preferable to download the games rather than stream them, but assuming you have fast enough internets 10 Tips To Work Smart When You Get Hit With A Slow Internet Connection You think it's the kind of thing that happens to other people, but sometimes, calamity befalls us. Yes, one day, we will all have to deal with a slow internet connection. Read More , PlayStation Now could be for you.

Do you currently pay for PlayStation Now? If so, how are you finding it? Are you pleased to see PS4 games joining the lineup? If you don’t currently pay for PlayStation Now, are these new additions enough to make you consider it? Please let us know in the comments below!

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  1. tuqueque
    July 6, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Please, consider not saying "PC" on the title when you just refer to Windows. As you surely know, PC is more than Windows (Linux, BSD, Solaris, ReactOS...). You don't (hopefully) say "smartphone" when you mean Android or iOS.

    • AnonyMous
      July 8, 2017 at 5:01 am

      Usually, in the context of games, PC refers to Windows as most games are exclusive to the Windows platform, so this is not really a big deal. But yeah, it wouldn't hurt though to change PC to Windows.

    • Michael
      July 8, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      No, if you are being so pedantic it would have to say Personal computer running Windows, or maybe people would understand that we can play on literal windows.