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Sony PS3 games library is coming to a PC near you – here’s how

Sony is planning to launch its PlayStation Now games subscription service for PC, according to an image posted on its own PlayStation Europe Blog.

In an article about PSVR, a piece of alt text (the pop-up caption when hovering hover over a web image) reads: “PS Now on PC Announce Post by PlayStation Europe on Flickr”.

That alt text (spotted by @Wario64) has now been replaced with “PlayStation VR Worlds,” with Sony seemingly seeking to cover its tracks.

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The Netflix-like PlayStation Now is currently available on PS4, PS3, PS Vita PlayStation TV and some Sony and Samsung Smart TVs and select Sony Blu-ray players.

It allows users to stream more than 400 PlayStation 3 games over the cloud (including cloud saves) and is the closest thing PS4 owners have to backwards compatibility.

See also: What is Sony PlayStation Now

A one month subscription to the service, which requires a wireless DualShock 3/4 controller, is currently $20 a month while three months is $45. In the UK only monthly subscriptions are available and they’re £12.99.

The move into PCs makes sense, given Microsoft’s efforts to bring ubiquity to Xbox One and Windows gaming.

Although it only features previous-generation games, PS Now might be Sony’s only shot at getting in on that action.

There’s no other news on when Sony may be launching the functionality, but a relatively decent bet might be the forthcoming PlayStation Meeting event on September 7.

During the New York showcase, the firm is also expected to release the PS4 Neo and the new PS4 Slim.

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