Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) Reinvents Streaming of Games With PlayStation Now

Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) has beefed up support for its PlayStation that was the subject of an uproar when the company rolled out a per-game rental pricing structure. The introduction of all-you-can play subscription plan seems to be what many gamers were yearning for as games can now be played on remote servers on ideal internet speeds.

Need For Fast Internet Connection

Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)’s streamable PS3 game selection is arguably one of the best addition to the pay-per-game ownership model that involves retail discs and downloads. PlayStation is now worth checking out if you have at your disposal enough bandwidth and would wish to sample some PS3’s classics. Things have changed with the new streaming option as with sufficient FIOS connection, one need not to worry about frame rate bumps, sudden resolution drops or gameplay drops.

Having been tested in a 75Mbps FiOS connection, the streaming experience was found to be one of a kind almost similar to loading the same on a disc or a local PS3. With a high FIOS connection, PlayStation can run on a solid HD resolution at the back of a smooth rock-steady frame with instantaneous responses to control inputs.

Ideal Internet Speeds

There is no deviation in performance even if the connection is done over wireless or wired connections and does not dip even if someone is streaming a video on the same network. A starting bandwidth of 5Mbps for optimal gaming experience , as Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) recommends, is not ideal in this case as it was found to result in the frame rate being stuttered and dipping down constantly. A game like Super Street Fighter, on the other hand, remains playable at this levels with inputs registering just fine.

At a limit of 8Mbps, streaming the games should provide a relatively good playing experience as images clock highs of 720HD. Some of the occasional issues that are sure to crop in at this bandwidth include compression of artifacts, as well as scrambled boxes of pixels.

Before resorting to using Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)’s PlayStation Now, it would be important to first visit your PS4 settings to ascertain the kind of download speeds on offer. Consistent download speeds of 5Mbps would definitely require an upgrade for a better gaming experience.