Gamers living outside the USA and are eager to try out Playstation's solution to backwards compatibility may want to wait a bit before buying.
Of course you shouldn't. When Playstation EU says so, they will notify the region when those servers go on. ;)
I'm saying that cause it won't even play. Low connection or not.
internet speed is only the half of it when it comes to internet gaming in general, the other important half is location of servers. my speed tested through Speedtest.net is 200Mbps/3ms ping, but that is only when the contacted server is in the same city, this is what happens when I changed server locations (I'm in the middle east).. Europe servers -------- 18Mbps/90ms USA(east) servers --- 15Mbps/170ms USA(west) servers -- 13Mbps/220ms low PING is important for PSnow, Sony needs to set up local servers in Europe first.
I would have thought so and hopefully sorted out the prices that everyone keeps banging on about, zzz! It's a beta!
@jujubee yeah us in europe know we have to wait to use it... in 2015.
And even then I'll be holding my breath for their currency exchange rates.
Newmonday@ your speedresults only means when your broadband provider sucks badly. There is no way for such speed degradation in normal conditions. In some countries some internet providers offer high speed broadband only locally. That's why your results sucks.
Works fine in Canada. You know, one of the TWO announced territories for the beta lol What is the purpose of this article, other than to point out the obvious? "Stuff not announced or designed anywhere for except USA and Canada doesn't work in other regions: report".
Of course not. This is like getting Netflix US to work in the UK or BBC iplayer in the US. You need to do a work around. Now on the PS4 that is much more difficult. When it comes to PC the process should be a lot easier.
You can get US Netflix to work in the UK though :)
"...eager to try out Playstation's solution to backwards compatibility" People still don't understand that it's not backwards compatibility!
People don't want to spend more $$$ for extra hardware for TRUE BC. They don't want to pay $500-$600 for a PS4 su with built in Cell/RSX (software emulation wont work due to how different the Cell processor is vs the X86 type CPU the PS4 has).. Just Wish Sony would give us the option though....
Same in Japan. The Japanese PSN shows no sign of PSNow....I went to the US PSN and it is there. It even gladly let me pay for a rental and confirm it...just not play it :/
Even if you have fast internet connection, high latency will prevent you from using the service. There are several factors that affect latency including the geographical distance between you and the server, so there's really nothing you can do about it till they put a server near you.
(Puts envelope to his forehead...) "Don't put a fork into a toaster. Don't walk on hot lava. Don't cross the street without looking both ways. Don't try PSNow if you live outside the USA." (Opens envelope, blows, and pulls out the paper) "What are 4 things that are FREAKING OBVIOUS? DUHHHHHHHHHHH!"
Well geographically , i'm right next to the us , while being attached to Eu territories so ... i'm screwed , as usual with those services . I'll still try , it wont have any interest for me to have access to the eu version with the potential lag and access restrictions
out of curiosity where are you from?
I'm in Guadeloupe , in the Carribean .
well you could pretty much play ps now outside of the us by using a vpn server
Well you can't and shouldn't, that's the whole point smh. You don't even NEED VPN to access PS Now. The 'problem' is that the servers are all in USA. So if you connect in Europe, you'll have to connect to a US server, all the way from Europe. VPN doesn't solve this, it even makes it worse. No VPN: Europe -> US PS Server -> Europe = high latency VPN: Europe -> US VPN -> US PS Server -> US VPN -> Europe = even higher latency By using VPN you're just adding more latency. And VPN is pointless on PS because you can access all PS Stores from all regions without restriction, just need a PSN account of that region. I checked out PS Now on my US account and honestly, it's not even worth it even if it did work properly in Europe. Seriously, $30 for 90 days of Saints Row 3?? I can get that game for around €10 and then it's mine forever. I'll just wait for a subscription all you can eat model. By that time the servers will be up in Europe and I'll be ready to go!
itc cheaper to buy a PS3 and to just collect all of the free PlayStation Plus games. Sony are conning everyone. so much for the phrase 4thegamer.
Connecting to a us server from europe is just so stupid its not even worth trying, the performance would be horrible on such a system as psnow.
I live in south america and it works perfectly with my 20/10M fiber connection.
I live in Puerto Rico (US island, territory) and PS Now works surprisingly great. Ninja Gaiden 2 plays phenomenal, im impressed
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