PlayStation Now Details From BETA Tester: Trophies & Multiplayer Supported, “Playable” On “Craptacular” Internet [Update]

PlayStation Now BETA is currently on-going on the PS3 between a few selected users in North America. While the BETA is still under NDA, this didn’t stop the leaks from spreading all over the internet, including the whole list of available games for the BETA participants.

A user on GameFAQs has not only posted an off-screen video(Taken down now), showing him trying the PlayStation Now BETA and launching a game(Killzone 3), he is also posting his impressions regarding the service, and they mostly sound positive so far.


According to the user, despite his crappy connection, which only has 5 Mbps Downstream and 1 Mbps Upstream, he was able to use the service.

I have some craptacular internet (for some reason my router decided to change nat2 to nat3)

So for even running it on my internet and still be playable is a big plus. Also just came back from my friend’s house where i tested it there as well.

At its worse… You can see some compression (i.e. My connection) at my friend’s house with proper working internet. It looks exactly like running it off the disc.

He also shares his multiplayer experience with Dead or Alive 5, which is a fast paced fighting game, that he tried online.

Just got done playing Dead or Alive 5 against someone over the internet and there was no problem with the other guy being able to kick my ass a few times 😛

Lol… Next up, going into Killzone 3 to get shot up online 😛

Finally, he drops this juicy info that the PlayStation Now UI is more like PS4 Store UI and is pretty smooth.

It’s more like the PS4 which runs a lot smoother than the PS3 store.

From the video posted by the user, we can also confirm the existence of trophies for games, that will be stored on the Sony server.


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Update: The BETA tester has given new update to us(in comments)  on what he thinks of the stability of the service.

While being a beta, it is truly amazing what this tech can do. Also as noted (that’s me your quoting) even with my internet the way it is, it still ran beautifully.

Even with a few of my family members jumping on Netflix and doing web browsing. I never put up the video is some attempt at fame. It was simply for admiration for how the tech ran and how perfectly too for being a beta.

People wanted to know about the service since it was so clouded in mystery to how it was all going to work. So I had to shine that light on the subject.

I guess one thing to end with is… The game playing off the service is the game playing off the disc… Meaning, 60 fps game on disc is a 60 fps game running of Playstation Now.

What do you think about the impressions made by user? Let us know in the comments below.

Danial Arshad Khan

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