5MB net connection needed for ‘good’ PS Now experience

Sony has laid down a benchmark for the internet connection quality needed for a decent streaming games experience with PlayStation Now.

And as with all bandwidth-intensive streaming content, a player’s experience with PS Now will depend on the overall quality of the broadband internet connection,” SCE social media manager Sid Shuman said.

The PS Now team is currently estimating that a 5 mbps connection will provide a good experience for most game, and they’ll be gathering user feedback during the closed beta before announcing more details.”

Shuman also pointed out that there will inevitably be some perceivable differences between playing a title that is being streamed and playing it directly through native hardware.

Added Shuman: At this early stage of PS Now’s development, pixel counters and graphics aficionados might spot some minor concessions in the visual department, such as compression artefacts, consistent with high-quality internet video or gameplay streamed via PS Vita Remote Play.”

PlayStation now was announced at CES on Tuesday.

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