Yesterday you saw the first glimpse on the PS4 version of PlayStation Now and today YouTube user Cry0spa7t3 uploaded a much nicer 9 minute long video showcasing basically everything you might want to see.
And this is why Sony have NDAs. It's called a Beta for a reason and showing it running during the Beta is pointless.
Not so pointless, the UI looks extra nice, and I love how it integrates with the main UI. Just gotta take it with a grain of salt.
Yeah, the UI looks nice but let's face it, there will be many many people who take the video at face value and forget it's a Beta. Beta's are for 'improving' something so it's pointless showing a video of it running in Beta. I have no issue with you posting this video though, you are a news site and that's your job. I DO have issue with the user who broke the NDA.
Take what with a grain of salt? These are not rumors its actual footage of ps now. I'm sure it will be better after beta but the load times are faster than on the ps3 beta.
You're telling me people aren't going to constantly go on about the 'lag'? You honestly believe that the overall takeaway from this video with be 'load times'?
People crave information so much that we get full news articles on twitter posts and job listings, but an actual video of an in-development service in action is pointless? :o It really doesn't matter if people make a big fuss about lag, if it is not present in the finished product. EdiT: I don't think people should be breaking NDAs either, just because it isn't ethical to do so. But that isn't the same as the video being pointless...
@Gribble "I DO have issue with the user who broke the NDA" What? Why?! You don't work for Sony. When I leaked the Xbox One UI, you actually helped me post more stuff on NeoGaf (thanks again for that btw). Come on bro. Just because this leak has some negative elements doesn't mean you should pounce on it. Don't hate the playa, hate the game.
They were pictures, Septic. This is a video in which the user constantly refers to lag ... in a Beta that is designed to help Sony sort out any issues, such as lag. If people don't judge the performance on this then fine. But you're all slipping and haven't spotted the biggest flaw in my complaint. Seriously people, you must do better! 'But in order for you to know there's lag, you must have watched the video. What a hypocrite, Gribble!!!!' And you'd be right. I slapped my own face when I thought about it.
I actually kind of agree with both of your points to an extent Grib/Sec. But have a few gripes of my own to add about this leak ~ 1) It seems more like an ill informed review than a "oh look at how this BETA is at in this stage of time" thus it comes off as a biased overview or something 2) LOTS of misinformation that should be quite clear to most people let alone gamers for example ~ "The Leaker" (as he should be referenced to from this point forward tbh) is surprised (and sounded a bit offended) that the PS3 beta games are not available automatically in the PS4 beta when it should be completely obvious that's a good thing as you get to test MORE titles. 3) He states he's @ 100Mbps yet doesn't say anything about ping, if it's wired/wireless, what NAT type, what type of router let alone even attempts to show/prove the speed etc. thus adding to obfuscation. 4) He makes a glaring statement about how "obviously PSNow needs to be fixed" after just 1 example of which any number of variables could have effected this "experience".
Mine doesnt lag what so ever.. Its fantastic. Im on just normal 15mbps down 1 up wired connection
Sometimes people believes that their connection is better that what it is. He actually received a message saying that his connection wasn't good.
I've got a 50mbps down 20mbps up Comcast connection and I've had almost no input lag. The PS4 beta is much faster than the PS3 beta. I remember starting up The Puppetter on PS3's beta and it took around 50 seconds from starting the stream before actually playing the game. This morning before work, I booted up Legasista on the PS4 beta and was playing 26 seconds later.
There is little correlation between download speed and latency. You can have incredible download speeds and still have high latency. I could be directly connected to a server via 10baset and have lower latency than someone connected via fiber but located 5000 miles and many hops away.
I'm in the same boat as you. I actually haven't noticed any lag in my month of the ps3 beta, and the ps4 beta is even smoother. I get rock solid gameplay but my visuals seem washed out. Other than that I've nothing but positive things to say about ps now. I'm on a 10 Mbps up and 1 down wired connection. I was surprised to see how much lag this guy was getting.
Why are you being so defensive here? Yes its a beta and yeah this is a breach of the NDA but its not exactly pointless when we get an idea of how it works at the moment. Us lot here in the UK should not have an insight at all? You have to take the bad with the good. If it lags, it lags. If the UI looks nice, it looks nice. When I leaked the Xbox One UI, even though it was a very early build, people obviously saw the value of it. Like cgoodno once said, the squeakiest cog gets the oil. So any exposure like this will make Sony mindful of correcting any errors, if they even exist.
@GribbleGrunger calm down buddy lol. All your videogame feelings are showing
basically ps4 will become backwards compatible, right?
Nope. I have over 70 PS3 games that I can't play on the PS4 even with PS Now.
Playstation now is so pointless. Everyone that owns a PS4, majority of them own a PS3. Everyone that complained about DRM, why won't you go buy a used PS3 game and own a PHYSICAL COPY?! Streaming games will never be 1 to 1
That's right people have OPTIONS, which is good. Nobody is forcing you to get this, also it will be great to see PS1,PS2 and PS3 games on vita, tvs and tablets. Why are you so defensive about this? You still have the option for a PHYSICAL COPY as well.
It's called a beta is suppose to test out the service to see for bugs and exploits and glitch for PS Now user get to put in feedback Sony and in the future when it comes out, they will fix to be the best!
@Gribble Try it out for yourself before you condone actual footage of the service. This is releasing this summer, not sure how much better you expect it to be.
"Our connection speed is 100 Megabytes a second." I have a feeling he meant 100 Megabits, which is plenty fast enough. I have a 60Mb connection which would also be fine. I'm not an expert, but I think your 'ping' time would also be a be factor as well, so you don't get too much lag from your controller input.
Yeah people get easily confused between megabits and megabytes.
Based on that video, I am guessing this service is still a very long ways away.
Open beta in the summer.
I wonder what part of BETA you didn't understand.
I played a few games on PS Now last night. Noticed little to no lag except when a game would autosave and I remember that happening when playing games off disc anyway. I'm on a wired connection in Portland Oregon just for reference, playing on PS4 btw.
I imagine it does lag, but isn't that what betas are for? Stress testing on the servers and so on..
I'm in the beta and for what its worth which is free is okay .There's no triple A titles. I played the pacific rim game and I gotta say the video was a little grainy .Also there was some lag on the inputs ,I'm sure this will be smoothed out later on. I just wish there was a game in there that I really wanted to play. So I can stress test it.
I received a PS4 PS Now beta invite but it turns out the code they sent was for the PS3. Anyone with the same situation? Anyone knows if they fixed this?
I'm in the beta for the ps4 but guess what? I have crappy connection and I can't use it :(
Yes I bought a Playstation 4 to play old games! @#!$ no!
sony needs to fire and blackball whoever leaked this.
His connection must be the issue cause I was in the ps3 beta and I'm now in the ps4 beta and have experienced no input lag on either system, only issue I've ever had was screen tears when playing disaega on the ps3 beta
Maybe he'll get banned. It appears his PS username is the same as his youtube account. Probably not a smart idea when breaking NDA.
My largest concern with this is the lag. I have a good internet connection and with PSN it is always slow. I can't even watch trailers on the PSN Store because they always stutter and time out. Downloads take forever for me as well. They're really going to have to overhaul their network to make this work well. They probably will and I will be very happy about it because it should fix my other problems with PSN that I (and many others) have.
Wonder if your Internet provider is throttling your bandwidth?
As with any stream service your experience will be 100% dependent on your connection. I very much doubt this guy has that solid of a connection. Probably running Comcast Cable Modem wirelessly at peak hours...so his 100MB connection speed is probably more like 3MB.
Agree, like I said below provider won't proitize your traffic for you. Latency will play a big part in this and Comcast or any ISP for that matter doesn't care how it gets there longer that distance worse the "live streaming" experience will be and the likes of Comcast doesn't care. Ppl need to realize this isn't as easy as streaming Netflix which is replayed stored video where as this is live realtime video playback with input output also being sent across the webz.
5 minutes and crash... I understand this is a beta and has a lot of bugs to work out but how will this work with multiplayer games if a single player game craps out on you? I hope they can fix this
Lol funny to me how people think the internet is just magic and everything will just work fine due to your "speed". Your are guaranteed "up to" that speed which means not always and your provider isn't going to proitize your traffic for you which means it could go half way around the world before it gets to now servers. Comcast has proven this by making Netflix pay to let paying customers get full speeds cause they were throttling that traffic. In short not all Sony's fault.
This is great , but i have a couple of issues with it. This is the end of physical media and how well will multiplayer function?
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