SCE will begin a beta program on PS3 systems in certain regions of the United States from the end of January
Sony Computer Entertainment also revealed announced that PlayStation Now (PS Now), the company's streaming game service that leverages cloud-based technology, will become officially available in the United States this summer. PS Now aims to deliver a variety of popular PlayStation 3 game titles first on PlayStation 4 and PS3 systems, followed by the PlayStation Vita. In addition to PlayStation platforms, most 2014 U.S. models of Sony's BRAVIA TV lineup will support PS Now. Eventually the service will expand beyond PlayStation platforms and Sony devices, allowing users to stream PlayStation games on numerous other Internet-connected devices.
Gamers can rent by title for specific games they are interested in, or they can choose a subscription that delivers additional value with the ability to explore and play many games available across a wide variety of genres. In addition, the service will support many popular PSNSM features such as online multi-player, Trophies, and messages.