The PlayStation Now (PS Now) open beta for PlayStation 4 will open on July 31, 2014 to U.S. residents on the mainland and parts of Canada (sorry folks in Hawaii and Alaska but you’ll have to wait a bit.) The new streaming game service utilizes cloud-based technology to deliver games for rent, purchase, or SCE games possibly by subscription in the future.
PlayStation 3 owners will get access to the PS Now open beta in September, followed by PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV by the end of the year.
At the launch of the beta, over 100 varying titles from SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) and other leading developers will be available on the cloud platform. Games will be available to rent starting at $2.99 or to purchase between $2.99 and $19.99.
PlayStation Now was announced on 7 January 2014 at the 2014 Consumer Electronic Show. A closed beta began in the US last January.
Sony did not provide an estimated launch date for PlayStation customers in Alaska and Hawaii.