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PlayStation Now streaming service only requires a 5MB internet connection for a 'good' experience

Which is good news for anyone curious about the service

It appears that Sony have been working hard on making sure that their Gaikai-based game streaming service PS Now will work for as many people as possible.

Sony announced details of their new streaming service at their press conference at this year's CES earlier this week, even stating that it would be going into beta at the end of the month. What they didn't say though was the internet requirements of the service or any kind of pricing.

European social media manager Sid Shuman has revealed a little more information on the service explaining that a 5MB internet connection should be sufficient to get good service on PS Now. PlayStation Now streaming service only requires a 5MB internet connection for a 'good' experience

“And as with all bandwidth-intensive streaming content,”Shuman explained, “a player’s experience with PS Now will depend on the overall quality of the broadband internet connection. The PS Now team is currently estimating that a 5 mbps connection will provide a good experience for most game, and they’ll be gathering user feedback during the closed beta before announcing more details.”

He added, “At this early stage of PS Now’s development, pixel counters and graphics aficionados might spot some minor concessions in the visual department, such as compression artefacts, consistent with high-quality internet video or gameplay streamed via PS Vita Remote Play.”

Thanks MCV. http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/01/08/hands-on-playstation-now-game-streaming/#more-161809 http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/5mb-net-connection-needed-for-good-ps-now-experience/0126540?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mcvuk%2Fstream+%28MCV%3A+Home+Stream%29

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