PlayStation Now adds Vita support
Sony streaming service adds handheld to list of compatible platforms this week
Though they may be thought of as "legacy platforms" by some, the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV haven't been completely forgotten. Sony today confirmed that it will launch the PlayStation Now streaming game on the handheld and its microconsole counterpart tomorrow.
PlayStation Now officially launched in North America in January this year, and Sony has gradually expanded the list of compatible devices to include the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, some Sony TVs, some Samsung TVs, and a handful of Sony Blu-ray players. The service allows players to stream PS3 games either through an a la carte rental library of more than 350 titles, or as part of a monthly subscription plan that includes more than 100 titles and has a handful added to it each month. While not all publishers have released their games for PlayStation Now, third-party publishers like Ubisoft, Sega, Warner Brothers, Take-Two, Namco Bandai, Tecmo Koei, and Capcom have all supported the service.
Rentals are available in four-hour, 7-day, 30-day, or 90-day increments, with most rental fees falling between $3 and $20.The subscription service starts at $19.99 per month or a three-month plan for $44.99.
The Vita and PS TV were the last of the publicly announced platforms to receive the service. Sony has not detailed further expansion plans.