Sony’s recently announced cloud-streaming service PlayStation Now is planned for a staggered European release in 2015.
Announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (or CES), the hardware sprawling service had been only initially revealed as launching in the United States (with a coinciding Canadian released confirmed later), with other regions discussed solely as planned future expansions. Now a report and “official timeline” image provided by Eurogamer suggests that the service will hit Europe in Q1 of 2015.
The timeline also reveals more about the history, and future plans for Sony’s creation.
According to the timeline PlayStation Now won’t be launching across all of its announced platforms day one, instead the service will be incrementally rolled out to different groups of hardware throughout 2014. PlayStation devices – such as the PlayStation Vita – will be first to play host to PS Now. with Sony branded electronic devices (Bravia TV’s and Xperia phones/tablets) and those of their partners to follow later in Q4 2014.
Additionally the timeline also confirms a late 2014 launch for Japan & Korea.
Planned for both standalone rentals and a Netflix-like subscription, PlayStation Now will allow players to stream games from PlayStation’s back catalogue.