PlayStation Now beta testing has begun, Sony quick to takedown captures – report

By Brenna Hillier
4 February 2014 23:44 GMT

PlayStation Now’s beta seems to have kicked off, but although at least one indiscreet tester chose to share footage, Sony has cracked down on leaks.


According to Gamespot, one beta tester posted a video of the service in action, but it was almost immediately removed by a Sony Computer Entertainment America takedown.

According to the site’s report, PlayStation Now boots from the PSN tab of the PlayStation 3’s XMB, and the app looks a lot like the PlayStation Store.

The video showed Dead or Alive 5, Disgaea 4, Papo & Yo, Killzone 3, Puppeteer, Darksiders 2, MX vs ATV: Alive, Ninja Gaiden 3, Shatter and Shadow of the Colossus as available for streaming.

After selecting a game, the app goes through an authorisation screen, checks Internet connection strength, and hits the game’s loading menus in about one minute.

If you are in the PlayStation Now beta, remember the terms and conditions preclude sharing footage. the service is expected in North America sometime during summer. Testing is being carried on PS3, although the app is expected on other devices.

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