PlayStation is out now in the UK and US (and Belgium and the Netherlands). The subscription service, which lets you play old PlayStation 3 games by streaming them to PC, costs £13/$20 a month. When it was announced that the service was coming to PC last week we ran a list of our favourite games from the 400 available through the service, but now they’ve added six more including the excellent Studio Ghibli-animated Ni No Kuni.
Three of the games newly added were already available on PC, but Ni No Kuni, Heavy Rain and Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution were previously only on console. Now you can stream them to your computer.
If you’re interested in trying the service, there’s a seven-day free trial. Given that it’s only possible to play the games by streaming them, and not downloading and installing, it’s probably worth giving it a try before you subscribe in case your internet connection isn’t fast enough to play the games without lag. The DualShock 4 is the only officially supported controller but “some third party controllers” may work with XInput, say Sony.
Are these available PlayStation 3 games now therefore PC games? Should we be writing retrospectives about Ico? Is this an excuse to go play more Ni No Kuni during work hours? PC gaming is a big tent and I tend to think we should welcome everything we can get our hands on, but it’s also a bit… strange. I spent a long time working on print magazines divided by games platform and the biggest difference was that the console magazines used more exclamation marks. I hate exclamation marks. Hate them!