Sony might not have any surprises left for its upcoming PlayStation Meeting by the time September 7th rolls around. Over the weekend, someone got their hands on the unannounced PS4 Slim. Hours later, video footage of a new DualShock 4 controller began making the rounds. And now it appears that Sony itself has accidentally spoiled another announcement on the PlayStation Blog.
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Yesterday, Joel Smith, Art Director for the PS VR game PlayStation VR Worlds, published a post discussing the challenges of art direction when building virtual reality worlds. It was a fairly innocuous article, but some very astute readers realized that when they let their cursor hover over the final two images in the post, a line of text appeared, reading “PS Now on PC Announce Post”:
There are really only two reasonable explanations for this occurrence:
- Someone from the EU PlayStation Blog loves trolling gamers.
- Sony is about to announce PlayStation Now on PC.
In case you haven’t heard of PlayStation Now, it’s a cloud gaming service that allows PS4 owners to either rent PS3 games for a limited time or subscribe to access the full collection of PS3 titles at any time. It was an exciting idea on paper, but the fees have been exorbitant from day one and the addition of backward compatibility to Xbox One has made the service look even worse.
All of that said, bringing over 400 PS3 games to the PC is a great way to add value to the service. Maybe Sony will even take this opportunity to rethink the price of the service in order to get more gamers on board.
UPDATE: Sony confirmed the news on Tuesday afternoon. According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, the PS Now app will launch “in parts of Europe soon and will come to North America shortly thereafter.” Additionally, Sony will introduce a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter for $24.99 to allow PS4 gamers to seamlessly connect their controllers to their PCs and Macs.