The users have been posting pictures of their closed-beta invites on social networks and community forums. As of this instant, only a handful of people has received their invitations and it clearly states that users will require a Sony Playstation 3 system and at least 5Mbps of broadband connection.
We already knew that Playstation Now will require minimum of 5Mbps of broadband connection. While speaking to media at CES 2014, a Sony spokesperson mentioned it:
“We recommend users to have 5Mbps connection. In our internal tests, users with this bandwidth or grater have been enjoying low latency, high quality gaming experience. We strive to make the gameplay experience feel as if the game is being played locally on their device, we want it to be fast and responsive.”
There is no mention as to when the beta will commence but it looks like it’ll begin shortly. If you’re one of the unfortunates who haven’t received an invitation like me, you will find the complete email attached below:
“Congratulations, you have been selected to become one of the first gamers to participate in the PlayStation Now Private Beta!
PlayStation Now is an exciting new game streaming service featuring instant access to a library of popular PlayStation 3 titles with no downloads or trips to the store required.
With this invitation, you will receive exclusive access to test the PlayStation’s game streaming service before its full launch and the opportunity to provide your regular feedback to the PlayStation Now team.
To confirm acceptance of this invitation, please click the link below to accept the Beta license agreement and watch your email in the coming days for your Beta voucher and instructions on how to redeem it.”
This Gaikai-based service will let players stream their Playstation 3 games with support for the original Playstation, Playstation 2, Playstation Vita, and Playstation 4 expected in the near future.
Playstation Now was announced at CES 2014 followed by the Beta Registrations. Are you one of the fortunate ones that have received an invite?