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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. (God of War: Ascension, PlayStation Now, PS Vita, PS3, PS4)

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xHeavYx  +   465d ago
Damn, that looks great
AngelicIceDiamond  +   465d ago
It does look good. Remember this is off screen just imagine the official reveal.
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MWong  +   465d ago
Off screen and streamed through YouTube ... so the quality is really low. The game looks amazing.
ABizzel1  +   465d 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
P0werVR  +   465d ago

I doubt they'll show lagging at a reveal.

It's until the service is in the public.
Kryptix  +   465d 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.
Ritsujun  +   465d ago
It's Now, PlayStationNow!
mewhy32  +   465d ago
wow, this looks great!!! If they can keep the latency down then it will be great.
JBSleek  +   465d 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.
Abriael  +   465d 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.
ipach  +   465d 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
ABizzel1  +   465d 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.
pyramidshead  +   465d ago
looks surprisingly slick for streaming.

Beastforlifenoob  +   465d 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_denton  +   465d ago
i wish we can see an interface of ps now and how it works when you open the app.
kayoss  +   465d ago
*In a deep voice * Power of the cloud at my finger tips.... Hmmm wait sorry wrong slogan.
*clears throat* Greatness awaits!
Ps4Console  +   464d ago
How can you say it looks good the video is awful from YouTube ?
Neonridr  +   465d 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?
PeaSFor  +   465d ago
if the can stream 4k content with a 15mbs, i dont see why it wouldnt be possible.
FunAndGun  +   465d ago
Don't know about upconverting, but here is a response about quality...


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GamersHeaven  +   465d ago
God damn Sony is on fire http://www.abload.de/img/do...
MightyNoX  +   465d ago
Right?! I had low expectations but they're kicking and taking names. :)
Jughead3416  +   465d 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
Death  +   465d 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.
Sarobi  +   465d ago
Can't wait to try this out.
Jughead3416  +   465d 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
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swishersweets20031  +   465d 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.
gobluesamg  +   465d ago
How did you find this out?
swishersweets20031  +   465d ago

bottom of the page with the update.
TheEnigma313  +   465d ago
If you already have the game just play it on the system.
swishersweets20031  +   465d 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 Mama  +   465d 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.
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swishersweets20031  +   465d ago
I wanted to put my ps3 in retirement mode in the closet that's why lol.
SnotyTheRocket  +   465d ago
My PS3 Blu Ray drive died. No more Last of Us for me.
claterz  +   465d 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.
DanielGearSolid  +   465d 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
FunAndGun  +   465d 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.
swishersweets20031  +   465d 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.
FunAndGun  +   465d ago
ah, gotcha. yeah, that would be totally fair.
prodg52  +   465d 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.
ginsunuva  +   465d ago
Streaming is expensive.
Too expensive to let people stream for free.
HaveAsandwich  +   465d ago
just put the disc in, and play it then.........
MrPoopyPants  +   465d ago
Now all they need is HD output on the Vita and we wouldn't have to buy VitaTV.
Neonridr  +   465d ago
Kinda hard to accomplish HD visuals on the Vita when the screen only has a resolution of 960 x 544.
NexGen  +   465d ago
That's like saying since my TV can only do 1080, the computer connected to it can't do higher resolutions.
Neonridr  +   465d ago
@NexGen - sorry, I misread the original statement. I thought he was referring to output as in to the screen, not to another monitor that you would hook the Vita up to.

apologies on that one.
Tontus  +   465d ago
That is so cool, how awesome is it that we now have the technology to stream huge games directly to our tvs without a dedicated gaming console in sight?!

Growing up with the N64/PS1 and looking at what we have now just amazes me! :)
sprinterboy  +   465d ago
Just wow, Sony are really going in the right direction, 5 yrs from now when lots of people have the New tv's it will grab another potential market, not just little kid gem games on tv but full on PlayStation exclusives etc with kids and young adults pestering mum and dad for PlayStation now service on there tv.

It will be a big hit obviously out the gate with already a big current install base but I can see the tv side of things really kicking off in a few yrs
DigitalRaptor  +   465d ago
They have really focused on what is important and where they feel gaming is going. And now that they are market leader, provided the internet infrastructure of the consumers they are going for with this direction can sustain it, it will take of and take off BIG!

And if it does take off, it will absolutely become the Netflix status of gaming - with a ton of potential expansion such as trophies in legacy games. Godlike.

I'm only hoping they are reasonable with their pricing model.
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Neonridr  +   465d ago
Crazy, do I stream games to my PS4 or to my Sony Bravia TV? LOL.. decisions, decisions.. ;)
sprinterboy  +   465d ago
Lol, I just need my current tv to last another yr or so, then I can get a nice 4k bravia :) (oled if I'm lucky)
ginsunuva  +   465d ago

So you wear out the ps4 less.
Beastforlifenoob  +   465d ago
PS4 because it probably has a faster internet bandwith due to better hardware.
jimbobbeers  +   465d ago
How can it not occur to people I want to play my PS3 games on my Vita? So yes, the fact I have to pay for games AGAIN is a bummer.
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Heisenburger  +   465d ago
You can subscribe to the service, which would allow you access to all available games. That, or you can rent a game on an individual basis.

I wish I didn't have to subscribe to Netflix to watch a movie that I already own. /s

That's not really what this service is for. It's just that, a service.
sprinterboy  +   465d ago
Unfortunately that's the world we live in dude, I wonder if Sony made it exclusive to Sony tv with free subscription to PlayStation now, it could work in favour for there declined tv business?
jukins  +   465d ago
I'm sure they will have some sort of incentive to get people to buy their tv's and devices but will probably 30 days or something. But like you said could definitely help their tv business out
demonddel  +   465d ago
Sony is the best thing to ever happen to gaming always innovating
carmelo43  +   465d ago
Is this gaikai or something else
cjflora  +   465d ago
It's Gaikai. This is just their official branding for it.
DC777  +   465d ago
Well that's it. Sony is turning gaming into Netflix. That is the new future. There won't be another console war if you can stream games to your phone, tv, etc. Looks like consoles, gaming PCs and the like are going the way of Blockbuster in the near future.
0pie  +   465d ago
i have a monthly badwidth cap, im not sure its good for me haha
anyway, it look good to me.
cjflora  +   465d ago
You might be surprised. Think of how good the quality is on Netflix streaming and it doesn't require that much bandwidth.
HmongAmerican  +   465d ago
PS+,Playstation Now, and Gaikia?. Did SONY change Gaikia name into Playstation Now? I am confuse. What will happen to monthly free PS+ games?
Sarobi  +   465d ago
PlayStation Now is Gaikai. The service was never confirmed to be called Gaikai, that is just the name of the company they acquired who handles the cloud stuff for them.

I don't think this will affect PS+ and the instant game collection.
HmongAmerican  +   465d ago
yeah, hope you're right.
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ginsunuva  +   465d ago
Yes you are confuse
SonyKong64  +   464d ago
you need to somehow, just, be more aware = /
sandman224  +   465d ago
I want to see a new god of war for the ps4 running at 60 frames. That way I can drull over the graphics while the games In motion.
xc7x  +   465d ago
want to be apart of the beta
Gamer666  +   465d ago
I love it...

Gamers are so f---ing gullible..

MS announces an always online console and gamers flee in droves...

Sony announces an always online service and gamers scream "brilliant"!...

Really? Where are all the defenders of offline gamers now?
PersonaCat  +   465d ago
"MS announces an ALWAYS ONLINE CONSOLE and gamers flee in droves..."

"Sony announces an ALWAYS ONLINE SERVICE and gamers scream "brilliant"!..." ;

Are you really not seeing how different these two things are?
ninjagoat  +   465d ago
There's a difference Microsoft where about to lock out the fundamentals off your very rights as a gamer. The rights to trade the rights to own your games etc etc.

Hell they even had plans in place if rumors are to be believed that the xbox would have been digital downloads only no disk drive. Wonder how that would have worked out?.

But thankfully they saw the light and there's a visible games console there now. This here is dealing with past software not new backward compatibility people have asked for it and Sony is delivering maybe not in the form many would have asked for but its an option.

Its not a forced its not being pushed down your throat and its gonna be at a competitive price.

So if Microsoft ever get there finger out and come back with someone on there half they will have a point as where to learn from. I can't see the issue.
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SonyKong64  +   464d ago
you don't get it, you'll never get it, go away..
BOLO  +   465d ago
Kudos to Sony...Since I got one bubble for pointing out M$FT's shadiness and Xbot's blissful ignorance...Just want to say...YOUR MOVE MICROTURDS.
Adolph Fitler  +   465d ago
Looks awesome...And I don't care what anyone says, this series is awesome...I haven't played a bad GOW yet,...even the PSP versions are excellent AAA quality games. So I hope they announce a new GOW for PS4 real soon...I love the series, & Kratos is as close to a Sony mascot face was we'll get.
All they have to do in future iterations is start adding in new, varied gameplay elements & maybe start opening up the levels a bit, to make them less linear (without going anywhere near open world trudge fests)....

This is a great service, but it would be great if people that already bought the game, got them for nothing on PS4. Although, I'd prefer to own them, rather than stream, as at least they would be playable still if internet was down, or you took your console to a friends, relo's, or such & internet was not an option.
0odama  +   465d ago
How does the streaming actually work tho?
Ps4Console  +   464d ago
Honestly waste of time & space because you better have fibre optic for the best streaming it's more difficult than video to stream plus it's a total waste of time been there done it the quality is rubbish like the video .
PaperMan  +   465d ago
The power of the cloud?
Emme  +   465d ago
So one could, in theory, open a shop where players can log in and play games from EVERY console and PC via PSNow ? Licenses provided, of course. Which means the stream could come from monster machines with several systems and monster gfx cards installed, and stream it to a rather lightweight console/PC. No more platforms.Just one.
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Ps4Console  +   464d ago
I won't be streaming games I been there you don't get top quality .
Just make AAA titles .

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