Leaked PlayStation Now Beta Video Shows UI, Games, Loading, Connection Test and More

If you’re not in the PlayStation Now beta (or if you’re not American like me) but want to see what the service looks like, a real treat leaked in the form of a full fledged video walkthrough of the current beta.

The video starts from the launch of the service and basically goes through everything there’s to see, doing a connection test, browsing the games catalog and even loading and playing a couple games (Puppeteer and Saints Row: The Third).

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Mikey322301568d ago

I love the potential, it works fantastic for me, the only problem is i dont ever really touch my PS3 anymore.

After getting my PS4, my PS3 just feels to slow. I cant wait until this comes to the PS4 and vita.

1)They just need to keep working on those loading times.

2)Some good pricing


XiNarutoUzumaki1568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

I think it will have shorter loading times on PS4 than PS3.

This service looks promising. I hope all devs support Sony on this. So there you have it folks, the backwards Compatibility thing you've been bitching about for so long. I cannot wait for them to shup up already lol

Sethry1011568d ago

Considering its streaming the load times will depend on your internet connection not the hardware.

pedrof931568d ago

I wonder when this game will be available in Ps4, if games with better graphics than Ps4 can handle will be streamed !

DarXyde1568d ago

Hardly backwards compatibility if you have to pay for the games again.

Make no mistake, I'm glad the option is there, but I still have my PS3, PS2, PSOne, Vita, and PSP. It'll be annoying, but I can still play all of my games.

TheGreatAndPowerful1568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

I'm kind of surprised at how little input lag there is, it almost feels like I'm playing it directly off of my PS3. If it feels this smooth and quick on last gen hardware can you imagine how responsive it'll feel like on the PS4.

UltimateMaster1568d ago

Have you been on the PS on the PS3 and PS4?
The PS4 is much faster.
It can handle a lot more "cache" content.
Probably why they could make remote play work on the PS3.

sonypsnow1568d ago

Great on Sony Xperia Z !

morganfell1568d ago


Rendering is not done on the PS3 for PS Now. Rendering will not be effected on the PS4 or Vita either so yes, it is possible to have better graphics than those of which the PS4 is capable.

nunley331568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

I'm in the beta Darxyde and 5 of the games in it. I can confirm you won't need to rebuy games you already own through this service to stream them. On these game i'm not shown an option to rent but just an option to play. I'm running it at max and the games look graphically identical. pulling up the xmb is fast and send messages is faster than normal without the waiting and load times. There's plenty more things i've noticed that is different that are small but noticable. It works and really delivers on its promise,can't wait for it to release wide.

morganfell1568d ago

Oh look, jealousy rears its ugly head. At least 6 people have no idea how PS Now works. They have no idea the games are not rendered on the local machine. What idiots. Just as likely they are the same clowns that stick their head in the sand every month. Get ready for Thursday and you better have a very deep sandbox.

nunley331568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

I know how it works since i have it and it works very well for me,even playing online and it's fighting game in the beta. It's gives the experience of switching to a different ps3 when you launch a ps now game. any messages received are only viewable inside the beta since they never went to my own local ps3. I noticed ps now doesnt support keyboards for typing messages but it's a small thing and i noticed several other things like this. Add me if and see me in it if you need that or add to play,whichever. nunley33 psn - talking to doubters and not to any particular person. Rendering is done on a ps3 system custom made so your actually playing a ps3 when playing a ps now game.

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Prime1571568d ago

I just got my beta code on Friday, but am out of town... makes me a sad panda

ProSid1568d ago

Dont you mean "sad koala"


Sharingan_no_Kakashi1568d ago

I know the feeling man. After playing on ps4 with those zippy load times then going back and playing something like the last of us on ps3... I still have nightmares.

r1sh121568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

I have not purchased any of the current consoles (ps4/xbone).
I have to say this is swaying me more and more to the ps4 when I go to buy one in the near future.
There are soo many things right with the ps4 - every reason why its better, is due to lessons learnt from the ps3 and MS royally screwing the console launch.

Anyone with a PS4 will really be cherishing everything they are getting!

Sithlord-Gamble1568d ago

Lol I was just thinking the same thing today & how all that ram did wonders for the PS4 speed.

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VegasDawg1568d ago

To bad fanBOYs don't believe in the power of the

Sony is investing heavily into the cloud, almost betting everything as of now they have no plans for a PS5.

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Summons751568d ago

Load times are awful and they are still avoiding the pricing I see.....glad to see $ony avoiding the issue at hand.

XiNarutoUzumaki1568d ago

Not surprised. That's on PS3. Hopefully the loading times will be shorter on PS4

Summons751568d ago

maybe but I bet pricing is going to be ridiculous when most gamers own a good amount of the games if they are putting the entire library on there. I know that was beta footage so the list of games wasn't big.

BattleAxe1568d ago

It's a streaming service, so the load times are at the source. PS4 will not be any different.

Harmy6661568d ago

Loading times have nothing to do with the hardware, in this case. It's all about your internet connection/speed.

Thefreeman0121568d ago

Lol I think you are the only person I have ever seen used a $ sign with Sony. Let's be honest they're business practices arnt half as bad as ms. That's half the reason I jumped from 360 to ps4

Summons751568d ago

I seem them as equally greedy but I do support Sony more. Ps4 is the obvious choice over Xbone and i switched from 360 being my main system to ps3. Both companies are being really stupid about the backward compatibility issue

uth111568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

All companies want to maximize profits. My problem with MS is they have always been heavy-handed. Instead of giving consumers what they want, they try to force them to take what MS wants. This attitude comes from their Windows monopoly, when they could get away with it, but it carries over to their other ventures and is the cause of all their PR disasters and 180s

S2Killinit1568d ago

"Avoiding the isue at hand"
its a leak genious.

Abriael1568d ago

Must be hard to find the "leaked" right at the beginning of that headline.

Summons751568d ago

This maybe a leak but the information about streaming from Sony has been known for OVER A YEAR and they refuse to comment on this. Think before you troll 'genius'

S2Killinit1567d ago

Im not trolling, you are, if anything. Im just pointing out that the service isnt even fully released yet and you're demanding that they annouce pricing. Why would they? The service isnt even ready yet.
and yet im the troll right?

GarrusVakarian1568d ago

Wait, they aren't announcing pricing on something that isn't even in it's final stages yet? Unacceptable!


Patrick_pk441568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

PSNOW is still in the area of Beta testing, who knows when it will be released. There is no point of revealing a price right away, since it can change during the course of time when it releases. Stop trying to find a reason to attack Sony, because really, there isn't one at hand. Also, the loading times are on a PS3, what the hell do you expect? Jesus, you are an imbecile.

Ipunchbabiesforfun1568d ago

internet is internet, the console won't affect the loading times significantly.

ocelot071568d ago

The thing is in beta so they most likely haven't finalised pricing yet. Or do you mean individual game? If so would that not be up to publishers? Just like it is now with normal download games?

nunley331568d ago

My initiall load times have been under 20 seconds and feels like i'm playing locally on my own ps3. My resolution is the same as the local version for me since i'm running it at max. If your load and resolution isn't good then it's the net. It works like netflix, it tests your connection then lowers the resolution if needed to run on your net,with that of course longer load times but it wouldnt be too much longer.

GamerDad19871568d ago

Anyone know the name of this song?

kayoss1567d ago (Edited 1567d ago )

35 seconds is awful? Its beats Geico which takes me 15 minutes to save money on car insurance.

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incendy351568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

If it works well, I can see services like this killing the rental markets. So much more convenient to rent and "almost instantly" play. Would be nice if it works for new games on next gen consoles too. Be great to rent a game to see if you like it before buying. I don't see it as a solution for BC unless they set up a program where games you already own are free to rent, but as a rental service I think it has a ton of potential.

Questions that need to be answered:
1. How much is the subscription
2. How much bandwidth is required
3. How much does latency play a role

BG115791568d ago

You also forgot date release.

MonstaTruk1568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

Those are some valid questions. My biggest one is, how many games will be available, across three generations of PS systems, will be available? I'm not paying a Gamefly/Netflix monthly sub price for a "few" (50 or less) games per system. I need a strong library of games per system, if you want me to eat whatever sub price. Don't screw this opportunity away, SONY...

uth111568d ago

#2 and 3 are my concerns also.

I understand it's similar to remote desktop technology, and that ALWAYS has lag with screen updates.

Even with a good connection, competing devices can hamper your bandwidth anytime. What if you are in the middle of an intense game and something decides to download a large firmware update?

Cueil1567d ago

try OnLive and you'll get a idea of how well your games will run

kayoss1567d ago

I one of your concerns was answered a few months back
Sony did mentioned that you need at least a 5mb/s to stream the games with no issues.
for the other concerns i do not know. But i'm assuming it will be a rental service.

incendy351567d ago

That is good to know, but I meant more along total bandwidth to play the games over their course. Many users have bandwidth caps. I don't imagine the bitrates will be super high especially since most older games are low res, but still curious.

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XxExacutionerxX1568d ago

Ps Now is cool but..

I love the Xbox One, its the greatest system.

DarkLord10031568d ago

You're trying way too hard...

ShAkKa1568d ago

It IS the greatest.

..size wise...

G20WLY1568d ago

I think it weighs more too - yay MS! lol

Looking forward to playing the PlayStation back catalogue on PS4 with DualShock4. Gonna be awesome!

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M-M1568d ago

Comment of the year.

Hairy Chewie1568d ago

XxExacutionerxX, is that you Kanye West?

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LightDiego1568d ago

Soon i want to play Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Croc, Gex, etc.
How i miss some platformer series.

LOGICWINS1568d ago

Its a nice service for people who want TRUE backwards compatibility all the way back to the PS1 days. But I don't see this service making Sony an obscene amount of money. It'll be for a niche market of hardcore fans.

It's safe to assume that PS4 owners bought a PS4 primarily to play PS4 games. Yeah, I get that PS Now is supposed to let me load my just purchased PS4 game in 3 minutes or something...but I don't see that being worth a monthly fee for me.

I don't like the idea of having to rely on a stable internet connection just to play my game. I have no problem waiting 40 minutes for my games to download.

ginsunuva1568d ago

Do you really not have any system that plays ps1 games?

My android phone from 4 years ago played ps1 games.