May 5, 2014 // 12:31 am
- Following up on the news of Private Beta Invites
going out, today some leaked PlayStation Now Beta video footage surfaced which shows the UI, games, loading, a connection test and more below!
To quote from DualShockers (linked above): If you’re not in the PlayStation Now beta (or if you’re not American like me) but want to see what the service looks like, a reader that opted to remain anonymous sent us a real treat in the form of a full fledged video walkthrough of the current beta.
The video starts from the launch of the service and basically goes through everything there’s to see, doing a connection test, browsing the games catalog and even loading and playing a couple games (Puppeteer and Saints Row: The Third). Incidentally It’s also very well made (kudos to the author, really). If it wasn’t recorded off screen it could almost be mistaken for an official trailer.
You can check it out below, but remember that, as you can read at the bottom of the screen, what’s shown in this sneak peek is for testing purposes only, and is not indicative of the final service.
: Below are some updated PlayStation Now load times (via DualShockers.com
, to quote:
:With the new phase of the PlayStation Now beta, Sony introduced a batch of new games, and our faithful anonymous tipster that clocked them in the previous phases got back to us with a new list, showing that there has been a further improvement on PS3.
- Pixel Junk Eden – 31.76
- All Zombies Must Die! – 29.71
- Ben 10 Omniverse – 32.35
- Big Sky Infinity – 30.25
- Choplifter HD – 39.45
- Dead Island Riptide – 28.88
- Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard – 30.69
- Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 – 32.02
- Hunter’s Trophy 2: America – 29.91
- Legasista – 30.58
- Mercury Hg – 28.13
- MX vs. ATV: Alive – 28.96
- Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD – 29.92
- Overlord: Raising Hell – 29.15
- Pacific Rim – 27.79
- Papo & Yo – 28.94
- Poker Night 2 – 28.51
- Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken – 27.55
- Tales from Space: About a Blob – 30.16
- Way of the Samurai 3 – 28.76
The times were recorded with the same connection as the previous times at roughly the same time of the day.
For the sake of comparison you can find the times for the previous phase here
. Times used to average around 37 seconds, with one aberration at almost 50 seconds.
This time around they have dropped sharply, averaging around 30 seconds, with one aberration at almost 40 seconds. This gives us a good degree of hope on the possibility that the arguably poor performance of the PS4 version will be improved in the same way, considering that the PS3 version behaved pretty much in the same way during its first time.
This definitely should not be too surprising. Improving the service before its official launch is exactly what betas are for, and Sony is managing to shave off seconds from PlayStation Now‘s lap times like a pro racer."