Since their initial announcement back in January, Sony Computer Entertainment has been quietly running a private beta for it’s upcoming PlayStation Now streaming service, exclusively for select PlayStation 3 owners. However, now it’s time for a handful of select PS4 gamers to experience what the service has to offer.
Sony began notifying potential candidates who had registered to participate in the beta to keep an eye out for a voucher code in their emails, which will grant access into the private beta. Earlier at this year’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Sony announced it’s plans for their Gaikai-powered PlayStation Now service, which will allow users to stream popular PlayStation 3 titles to not only their PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles, but to future Sony Bravia Smart HDTVs and smartphones/ tablet devices as well, down the line.
When speaking about the PlayStation Now beta, Peter Jamshidi, Director of Marketing for PlayStation Now, commented on the progression of the service via the PlayStation Blog, saying: “The Private Beta program has been going great so far and we want to give thanks to the testers that have participated… your valuable feedback is helping us make the service even better. Thus far, Private Beta testers have logged more than 50,000 gameplay hours discovering new games, rediscovering favorites and racking up Trophies!”
Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service is on track to officially launch this summer in North America and sometime in-between late 2014 to early 2015 in European regions. SCE has also confirmed that it’s current PS Now PS3 beta will expand to a larger audience, with details to be expected in the near future.
Source: US PlayStation Blog