In keeping with recently-uncovered courtroom paperwork, Sony was planning to deliver the PlayStation Now subscription cloud gaming service to cell gadgets. The plans date from 2017, and would have made a plethora of PS3 and PS4 video games playable on smartphone gadgets. Nonetheless, these plans in the end didn’t come to fruition.
As noticed by The Verge, the courtroom paperwork come from the Epic v. Apple trial which concluded again in September 2021. In it, Apple reportedly had insider data that Sony was planning to deliver the PS Now service to cell gadgets. Notably, the doc listed PS Now as each a console and cell subscription service. If plans had gone by way of, subscribers would have had cell streaming entry to “over 450+ PS3 video games to begin,” with plans so as to add PS4 video games at a later date.
Whereas this would possibly sound too good to be true, PlayStation Now has advanced and streamlined considerably through the years. Beforehand, the service truly allowed subscribers to stream video video games to PlayStation TV, Good TVs such because the Sony Bravia and Samsung TV, and even Sony Blu-Ray gamers. Nonetheless, Sony ended support for those devices in 2017 so as to deal with PS Now for the PS4 and Home windows PC. Whether or not or not Sony additionally had plans so as to add cell cloud gaming assist later within the yr is unclear.
It’s value noting that PlayStation Now does enable gamers to stream video games, however solely to their PS4 and PS5 consoles. Whereas not technically cloud gaming, it’s additionally nonetheless potential to play PlayStation video games on cell gadgets by way of the PS Distant Play app. In fact, the app requires gamers to personal a PS4 or PS5 so as to play the video games.
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[Source: The Verge]