PlayStation Now Latency Being Tested On God of War: Ascension In This New Video

God of War: Ascension is one of the games that is being released on PlayStation Now, the upcoming cloud streaming service from Sony. As expected from every cloud streaming service, it adds additional latency to controls.

A new video posted by malik4play shows the controller and the screen as he does a short and quick latency test. You can check out the video below.

Additionally, you can also check out a GIF that we made of the video. This GIF is slowed down to show the latency of the control. As seen in the GIF, there is indeed slight lag between pressing the button and seeing our action on the screen. Check it out below.

Keep in mind that the game is being played on a Bravia TV, which typically has its own latency in addition to the latency of PlayStation Now. If you want to see The Last Of Us being played on the PlayStation VITA, you can see it here.

PlayStation Now streaming service was recently announced at Sony’s CES 2014 Keynote. A beta is scheduled to launch in North America in January while the actual service will be made available to the public this summer. Initially, it will be available on PlayStation 4 but gradually, they will roll out this service to VITA and Bravia TVs along with potentially more devices in the future.

What do you think of the latency of the PlayStation Now? Let us know in the comments below.

Stay tuned to GearNuke for latest news and info on PlayStation Now.

Khurram Imtiaz

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  • JimmyNice

    The proof is going to be in the pudding… Everyone thought Remote play would not work… Mine works great on the Vita to PS4.. even outside my home network. I don’t think Sony spent 380 million dollars on something that wasn’t going to work. I’m excited to see where this is and I will be an early adopter.

  • Yojimbo

    Early days. Give it a year or two and all bugs will be ironed out. Did you think the iPhone 1 was great when it first came out? It’s interface was sluggish, but around 3 years later the iPhone 4 came out and that was the pinnacle of the interface. Smooth. PS Now is early days but the concept is amazing and a game changer.

    • L

      Who cares about iCrap? PSN still has a lot of maintenances, glitches and security holes.

    • Mr XBob

      OnLive has been around for years and hasn’t been “ironed out”. This type of service is not feasible, latency will always be a factor.

      This is running on a server “just down the hall” (as confirmed by Sony and reported by The Verge and Official Playstation Magazine) – imagine the latency when you’re playing at home via your own connection to a server that may be 3 states/cities away, a server which is full of hundreds or thousands or even millions of other gamers all trying to do the same thing.

      Like OnLive, it will continue to be this laggy.

      • You are flat out wrong

        Just as well, this won’t be available en masse for another 2-3 years then, isn’t it, Xdrone? Thank you for proving his initial point.

        Xdrone scum like you have been crowing about “da clawd powa!!! 40 times more powafull dan 360!!!!” yet express scepticism when it gets applied in a more viable way.

  • Michael Clanton

    its at a game show, meaning the booth and presentation were set up for ideal conditions, probably some server behind the curtain.
    In real world with hundreds of thousands and everything not so ideal the latency may jump up a little bit more, which in itself would hurt

    • Jason Mounce

      Playstation Now will fail miserably and plunge right into Andrew House’s anus where it hurts.

      Cloud gaming all of a sudden becomes a hit by Sony derps.

      • Kayoss860

        But yet the “Power of the Cloud” from microsoft is acceptable? Cloud computing on the fly will work but streaming game wont? Troll go back under your bridge.

        • Mr XBob

          I think you misunderstood him. People (mainly Sony fanboys) have been making fun of Microsofts cloud gaming claims – yet suddenly because Sony is using the same buzzwords they believe it’s going to be amazing and won’t let anybody say a bad word about it.

          Fanboy trolls are fucking awful, and he’s simply pointing out their hypocrisy.

      • You are flat out wrong

        Typical Xbox loser, has to mimic another user’s account because the truth hurts too much.

        Xbone is finished.