PlayStation owners across the pond in the United Kingdom will soon be able to try out Sony’s game streaming service. For over a year now the service has been restricted to North America. UK will be the first market that Sony expands it to. The company confirmed today that the PlayStation Now beta will arrive in the UK soon. It will be a closed beta.
PlayStation 4 owners can not play PS3 titles on their console because they are not supported. This is where PS Now comes it. Through this service gamers are able to play PS3 games, even those that were released for legacy PS consoles, by just streaming them through the internet.
In order to gain access to the closed beta one must have a PlayStation 4 and a PlayStation Plus membership. Sony has not laid out the selection criteria for this closed beta. Interested gamers can sign up to register their interest here.
Sony will ask them to fill out a survey and perhaps it will decide to provide access to based on the answers that makes them seem like the test base the company is looking for.
In the private beta a few PS3 titles will be available like The Last of Us, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and God of War Ascension. Beta testers will be able to access the service free of charge.
Sony recommends that gamers have an internet connection that provides speeds equal to or greater than 5 mbps for best streaming performance.