PlayStation Now requires 5MB/s connection for ‘good experience’


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Sony has revealed the speed connection you require in order to have a good experience with PlayStation Now.

The PlayStation Now service was announced on January 7th during CES and is speculated to be the  renamed version of the cloud gaming technology that Sony bought last year called Gaikai. PlayStation Now will let you stream and play all the PlayStation library games for the Sony branded consoles and systems which includes the PS4, PS3, PS Vita, smartphones, tablets and the Bravia Smart TV. Though you’ll want to make note that a DualShock 3 controller is required for streaming PlayStation 3 games on the Bravia.

Sony has made mention that PlayStation Now will require an Internet connection of 5MB/s in order to have a “good experience” for the cloud streaming service.

On the U.S. PlayStation Blog, Sid Shuman, Sony Computer Entertainment America social media manager, noted that there will be some”minor concessions in the visual department, such as compression artifacts, consistent with high-quality internet video or gameplay streamed via PS Vita Remote Play” on PlayStation Now.

PlayStation Now is expected to launch in the US this summer on PS3 and PS4. An early registration beta is now open  for PlayStation Now which will be at the end of this month, for US residence only.