PlayStation Now Beta Coming to the UK in Spring

By Leon Hurley on at

Sony's PlayStation Now game streaming service is taking its first steps to release in the UK with a private beta trial in Spring.

The cloud-based service streams PS3 games and will be available to UK  PS Plus members with a PS4 (other 'PS Now compatible' devices are promised later, presumably smart TVs and Vitas). You'll have to register here if you're interested in giving it a go. The service is already live in the US but it's been delayed over here with concerns over the variability of English internet connections and the minimum speed (5mbps recommended) required for a good service.

According to the press release it'll be free during the initial stages of the trial but rental charges will apply eventually. There's no mention yet of the subscriptions that eventually launched in the US.

The current beta line up includes Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, The Last of Us, God of War Ascension, Rayman Legends, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package, Just Cause 2 , The Walking Dead and Dirt 3. There's mention however that this isn't representative of the final line up and may change during the beta.