December 24th, 2014, 16:57 PM
PlayStation Now Turns Samsung Smart TVs Into Game Consoles
You can get the best of both worlds when Sony and Samsung jointly launch the PlayStation Now game streaming service on select Samsung Smart TVs next year.
This partnership means television owners in the U.S. and Canada will have access to hundreds of PlayStation 3 titles streamed directly from the cloud—no consoles or downloads needed.
With PlayStation Now, users can choose from the more than 200 games available in the PS3 library, ranging from action-adventure and racing games to RPGs and family-friendly titles.
"PlayStation Now provides a new dimension to Samsung Smart TVs that consumers have been looking for—blockbuster PS3 games accessed through an intuitive interface that makes it easy to discover and play great gaming experiences," Youngchan Kim, vice president of Samsung Electronics, said in a statement. "We are excited to collaborate with PlayStation to deliver even more entertainment value to our Smart TV platform."
The service will launch in the first half of 2015 as an app on Samsung's Smart Hub.
Those holding out for the double-whammy TV-and-console-in-one will have to separately purchase Sony's wireless Dualshock 4 controller. Current PlayStation owners can simply connect their current accessory for easy gameplay.
Operating PlayStation Now on Samsung Smart TVs will provide the same experience as if you ran out to Walmart or Best Buy today to pick up a PS3. The new platform will support all functionality, including earning in-game trophies, playing online with friends, and saving progress in the cloud.