In an interview with Digital Spy SCEE’s UK managing director Fergal Gara has said that gamers in the United Kingdom will be amongst the first to get their hands on PlayStation Now, the game streaming service.
“We definitely want to bring it to Europe, and definitely to the UK,” he said. “I think the UK will be one of the first European territories to launch in for two good reasons. The first is, it’s has a very strong gaming market and secondly the broadband infrastructure is up there with the best in Europe, or in the top end. Not all markets are in as strong [a] position in terms of broadband infrastructure.”
Fergal went on to say that although there is no firm date for the service, Sony are “very hopeful that we will launch in 2015, quite possibly in the early half, but we don’t know just yet.”
“It is the right place to lead the charge in North America. But the UK should not be that far behind,” he added.
Fergal also said that we should not expect any more announcements for games that are to be released in 2014, saying that there had been “a little bit of a drought the last few months,” and “I think most of what’s coming out pre-Christmas has probably been announced already.”
As for the E3 reveal that players without a copy of Far Cry 4 could join their mates in multiplayer, that seems to be an idea rather than an actual thing.
Fergal was asked if he knew how the game sharing would work and replied, “I don’t at this stage, to be totally honest with you. I think conceptually it’s very much rooted in the assist-a-friend mechanic we explained back in February, in New York, when we announced the PS4. In concept, it’s that kind of idea.”
Source: Digital Spy