Sony has announced that PlayStation Now will be coming to PC, alongside a shiny new wireless USB adaptor for the DualShock 4.
The DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor will make it easier than ever to connect our PS4 controllers to a PC or Mac via the magic of bluetooth.
It launches in early September, and should set you back around $25 (so roughly £19). Check it out below – it’s pretty slick looking.
Clearly, Sony is making something of a push towards greater PC compatibility, as the company confirmed over on the PlayStation Blog that the PlayStation Now service will be coming to PC very soon.
PlayStation Now – which previously allowed gamers to stream PS3 titles from the cloud to their PS4 – will let gamers enjoy some awesome PlayStation 4 games on Windows PC, which is why the new adaptor might well come in handy.
This will bring a wide selection of PlayStation exclusive titles to Windows PC for the very first time, including entries in the Uncharted, God of War, and Ratchet & Clank franchises, as well as beloved PS3 games like The Last of Us and Journey. Current subscribers have a new way to access PS Now’s library of over 400 games, and the PC app provides a new way for even more gamers to discover and play the service.
According to the PlayStation Blog, PlayStation Now for PC will be rolled out in parts of Europe ‘soon’, and come to North America ‘shortly thereafter’.
Recommended specs for running PlayStation Now on your PC can be found over here, as well as more details on the new adaptor.
Oh, I should point out that the new adaptor isn’t essential – you can still connect your controller with a USB cable to play, of course – but everyone will probably think you’re some kind of caveman.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.