Sony to open PlayStation Now beta July 31

The gaming giant promises more than 100 games will be available during the open beta of its streaming gaming service.

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Sony is opening its PlayStation Now beta to PlayStation 4 players in US and Canada on July 31, the company announced Monday at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

The company's streaming gaming service will feature over 100 games, including Dead Space 3, God of War: Ascension, and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

While the service will debut on the PS4, Sony will make it accessible on PS3 and PlayStation Via "shortly after," and Sony televisions later this year, Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Shawn Layden said during the company's press event. He did not reveal a pricing structure for the service.

Sony first unveiled the service at CES 2014 in January. The company plans to expand to other platforms after initially running on the PS4, PS3, Vita and 2014 Bravia TVs. PlayStation Now will stream games at 720p resolution and the games will be saved in the cloud. Multiplayer will also be supported.

Read CNET's live blog of the Sony PlayStation E3 press conference for more news.

Updated 7:32 p.m. PT: Added more information and background.

 

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