PlayStation Now private beta invites sent out, PS2 & PS1 emulator also rumoured

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Invites for the PlayStation Now private beta have been sent out according to an email forwarded on to IGN. In a separate report a PS2 and PS1 ‘local’ emulator is rumoured to be in the works to play older titles directly on PS4.

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PlayStation Now private beta & PS2 & PS1 emulator rumours

The PlayStation Now beta is currently only for PS3 systems in the US and, as had been previously stated, has a minimum recommended internet speed of 5Mbps. The service is currently scheduled for a Summer release in America with no set date for the UK. Sony has said that it’s “not quite ready to confirm launch plans for PAL territories” due to the fact that, “Europe is a considerably more complex region, with a huge number of different providers and varying connection speeds from country to country”. So, boo to that.

The reports of PS2 and PS1 emulation come from Digital Foundry who say that local emulation will be used rather than cloud-based streaming, playing code directly on you PS4. With this system “native HD resolutions are being targeted”, meaning the system is aiming to play games using original assets at their original resolution, creating a similar HD effect to unofficial emulators.

Thanks IGN (inc picture), Eurogamer.