PlayStation Now: Here’s How God of War: Ascension Looks on Sony's New Streaming Service

Today Sony Computer Entertainment announced the PlayStation Now streaming service, and demos are already available on the show floor at CES, which means videos are already starting to pop up on the web.

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AngelicIceDiamond848d ago

It does look good. Remember this is off screen just imagine the official reveal.

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MWong847d ago

Off screen and streamed through YouTube ... so the quality is really low. The game looks amazing.

ABizzel1847d ago

I wish these people would show the controller. I want to see the amount of lag. If it's anything like Remote Play on Vita's lag, then I'm completely satisfied, and my PS3 can finally retire :D

P0werVR847d ago


I doubt they'll show lagging at a reveal.

It's until the service is in the public.

Kryptix847d ago

Here's a comparision of Gaikai (which is now Playstation Now) versus OnLive from Digital Foundry:

One thing to point out is that they say that Gaikai can smoothly do 30fps in 720p resolution. (games like Uncharted 2 and The Last of Us are going to hold most of it's charm with very few on screen artifacts.)

Also the input lag wouldn't be something that people should be really worried about because:

"Other latency analyses were revealing. Gaikai handles Bulletstorm rather well, sometimes even matching the 133ms input lag of the Xbox 360 - an astonishing achievement."

...And that article was posted in 2012 so imagine all the improvements they made since then. It's going to be a playable experience folks and it's going to be amazing once this service finally releases.

Ritsujun847d ago

It's Now, PlayStationNow!

mewhy32847d ago

wow, this looks great!!! If they can keep the latency down then it will be great.

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JBSleek848d ago

It does look great but also it is a controlled enviroment. I'm sure at CES those connections are stellar.

Still can't wait for more information though.

Abriael848d ago

I honestly never went to an industry event in which internet connections were even decent :D

And I go to a lot of em.

ipach848d ago

wifi is usually terrible at conventions actually because of all the interference... unless they're using ethernet to those tv's this is encouraging

ABizzel1847d ago

I've never been to a convention where the connection was flawless tech or anything else, EVER. It's so many hundreds of people all there vying for the same bandwidth.

pyramidshead848d ago

looks surprisingly slick for streaming.


Beastforlifenoob847d ago

This is probably with an amazing internet connection, highest quality modem and the greatest quality ethernet cable on the earths surface... This looks like an amazing service on paper i just hope SONY can pull it off which i belive they can it may just take quite some time.

I bought a PS4 but im not really concered with PS now for the moment maybe in a year or when theres a gaming drought (although that doesnt seem to likely for the PS4)

dale_denton848d ago

i wish we can see an interface of ps now and how it works when you open the app.

kayoss847d ago

*In a deep voice * Power of the cloud at my finger tips.... Hmmm wait sorry wrong slogan.
*clears throat* Greatness awaits!

Ps4Console847d ago

How can you say it looks good the video is awful from YouTube ?

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Neonridr848d ago

Will these games be presented in their original resolutions? Or will some sort of upconverting go on behind the scenes when it is streamed to the PS4?

PeaSFor848d ago

if the can stream 4k content with a 15mbs, i dont see why it wouldnt be possible.

FunAndGun848d ago

Don't know about upconverting, but here is a response about quality...

comment #34

MightyNoX848d ago

Right?! I had low expectations but they're kicking and taking names. :)

Jughead3416848d ago

If I can remember correctly, Playstation made backwards compatability popular when you could play PS1 games on PS2. Seems they took this to a whole new level now. Their library of games from all generations available for PS3, Vita and PS4. Gamers can't ask for more. Maybe a decent price tag

Death847d ago

B/C is taking the games you already paid for and using them on the new system.

This is a paid streaming service that allows you to pay to play games you may already own along with the back catalog you don't.

Sarobi848d ago

Can't wait to try this out.

Jughead3416848d ago (Edited 848d ago )

I wonder if I'll be able to stream Dark Souls 2 to my PS4? March is so crowded with games, and I know something has to take a backseat for a few months. Playstation Now releasing in the Summer when gaming is usually quiet,will be a perfect time to play an open world game. Castlevania Lords of Shadows 2 will also be a PS3 blockbuster that I may want to stream

swishersweets20031848d ago

Found out if you own disc or digital versions of the games they will not be free of charge to use on the service. Well that kinda killed wanting to use it for me.

TheEnigma313848d ago

If you already have the game just play it on the system.

swishersweets20031848d ago

very true cochise. I was just hopeing to have just 1 console taking up space to use my digi downloads from my ps3.

Yo Mama848d ago (Edited 848d ago )

If you own the digital or disc versions, why would you want to stream it? Most people will still have their PS3 if they cared to keep their favorite PS3 games.

As for myself, I don't mind paying a small rental fee and/or having a PS Now subscription to replay my favorite PS3 games on my PS4. To be honest, it will probably be just an every once in awhile thing as I will be busy primarily playing new PS4 games anyway.

swishersweets20031848d ago

I wanted to put my ps3 in retirement mode in the closet that's why lol.

SnotyTheRocket848d ago

My PS3 Blu Ray drive died. No more Last of Us for me.

claterz848d ago

I thought the whole point of this streaming service was to make the PS4 backwards compatible? If you still have the PS3 set up then you'd probably be better off buying the PS3 versions of the game instead of paying the subscription fee for PS Now considering how the price for PS3 games will decrease massively within the next few years. Not to mention the fact that you'd be able to enjoy them without needing an internet connection (obviously).

I like the Vita streaming thing though, although I'm still not going to be re-purchasing any PS3 games I've already paid for just to be able to play them on the Vita.

DanielGearSolid848d ago

If you own digital why the hell do you need to stream it?

If you own the disc why the hell do you need to stream?

Your ps3 still works you know

FunAndGun848d ago

I get what you're saying but you can't expect them to build this infrastructure making this possible and let everyone use it for free.

Pretty much every service has a charge associated with it. You paid for your games and got to play them at that moment. If you want to use your games on non-compatible devices (PS4/Vita/TV) then you will have to pay.

It all comes down to how much at this point.

swishersweets20031848d ago

I dont mind having to pay a fee to use the service i just don't like the idea, lets say for example i want to play my ps3 fat princess, i don't want to have to rebuy it just to play it on that service that i'm paying a fee to use anyway.

Like others said you might as well just keep your ps3 on the shelf. I was just hoping i could put the ps3 in the closet and just have ps4 as my main entertainment and have access to the games I already own for free and pay their fee for the use of the service.

FunAndGun848d ago

ah, gotcha. yeah, that would be totally fair.

prodg52848d ago

At first I thought it was bad to have to pay again, but if you're paying for the subscription anyway it's no big deal. I have a lot of the movies on netflix and don't feel like I'm paying twice for them.

ginsunuva848d ago

Streaming is expensive.
Too expensive to let people stream for free.

HaveAsandwich847d ago

just put the disc in, and play it then.........

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