Sony’s PlayStation 3 Coming To Windows?

Sony's PlayStation 3 is coming to Windows

Japanese gaming giant Sony is reportedly planning to launch PlayStation 3 for Windows PC, roughly a decade after it was originally launched for the gaming consoles.

On the positive side, users will now be able to play more than 400 games, including the iconic God of War III on their Windows PCs, however, the disappointing fact is that the initiative will only be limited to three nations  – first will be UK, after which the rollout will extend to US and Canada.

The requirements to enjoy PlayStation 3 games are minimalistic as well. A user needs to have a Windows 7 (SP1) or higher, at least a 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or an AMD A10 processor (3.8 GHz), disk space of more than 300MB, a minimum RAM of 2GB, a sound card and USB port, and a 5Mbps internet connection, preferably wireline. Users will also need Sony’s DualShock 4 gamepad. However, if they choose not to connect the PC to a gamepad, they can use the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor, to be made available next month for $24.99. This adapter will work seamlessly with both PCs and Macs. Sony has confirmed that it is working with Remote Play, an app that lets PC or Mac owners stream content direct from their PlayStations 4s.

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Sony Senior Vice-President  Eric Lempel told Fortune,

“I think it shows great potential to expand the audience to people who haven’t owned a PlayStation, but have heard a lot about these titles that are critically acclaimed and can now jump in.”

Can users expect more games than just the PlayStation 3 ones? To this, Lempel said, “I think you’ve seen over the years that we continue to evolve our services, and add interesting functionality and content over time. So today, it’s a PlayStation 3 proposition, but we’ll continue to explore other options in the future. Alternative devices, alternative content, all of that is possible.”