PlayStation NOW Starts Open Beta In The UK

Sony Computer Entertainment UK Limited (SCE UK) has announced that PlayStation(TM)Now (PS Now), the company’s pioneering game streaming service that leverages cloud-based technology, will move to an open beta from today. PS Now will be available on PlayStation(R)4 (PS4(TM)), PlayStation(R)3 (PS3(TM)), select BRAVIA(TM) TVs and Blu-ray DISC(TM) Players from Sony*.

PS Now will deliver blockbuster and critically acclaimed PS3 games streamed via the cloud on numerous Internet-connected devices; giving more people the opportunity to experience the world of PlayStation(R). During the open beta, available in the UK, games will initially be offered for rental only, with subscriptions following later this summer.

PS Now will put epic adventures, iconic characters and incredible PS3 games at the players’ fingertips, allowing them to play immediately without needing to wait for downloads, updates or installs or make a trip to the shops. All the player will require is a DUALSHOCK(R)4 or DUALSHOCK(R)3 Wireless Controller and a broadband internet connection (minimum 5mbps recommended).

During the open beta there will be a wide selection of games covering a wide range of genres available from SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) and the industry’s best software developers and publishers. These will be offered between GBP2.99 and GBP7.99, and users will be able to rent titles for periods of 48 hours or 30 days**. Titles offered during the open beta include for example, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCE WWS), The Last of Us (SCE WWS) and God of War: Ascension (SCE WWS), Bioshock Infinite (Take Two International GMBH), Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix Limited), Tomb Raider Underworld (Square Enix Limited), Ultra Street Fighter IV (CE Europe Limited), Dead Space 3 (Electronic Arts Limited) and Mirror’s Edge (Electronic Arts Limited).***

From today until 31st August 2015 Sony (UK) will run an exciting promotion, consumers who purchase selected Sony 4K BRAVIA TVs**** will be able to claim a free DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller and free 30 day rentals of six games via PS Now*****. For more information about the promotion visit:


*Service will launch on PS4 and PS3 at 11am and on select BRAVIA(R) TVs and Sony Blu-ray Disc(TM) Players from4pm

**Pricing of individual titles will vary according to the title in question.

***Games included in the open beta may change from time to time. In the event that a game is removed from the open beta, we will work to give users advanced warning when possible and users will be able to play the game until the end of their current rental period.

****Selected BRAVIA models included in promotion:

X94 Series, 75″, 65″ 55″

X90 Series 65″ 55″

S85 Series 65″, 55″

X85 Series 75″, 65″, 55″

X83 Series 49″, 43″

*****Free titles are Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, The Last of Us, Motorstorm Apocalypse, Everybody’s Golf, Ratchet & Clank: Nexus, and Lemmings

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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