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Sony: You will need a DualShock controller to play PS3 games via PlayStation Now

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Jan 2014 11:16

Sony: You will need a DualShock controller to play PS3 games via PlayStation Now Last week, Sony used CES to unveil the highly-anticipated 'PlayStation Now' cloud gaming service for TVs and mobile devices. The service allows gamers to stream PlayStation games on the PS4, PS3, PlayStation Vita, tablets, smartphones and TVs.
Even though PlayStation 3 games will be available on touchscreen devices, you will be required to use a DualShock controller, says PlayStation marketing VP John Koller. Quite simply, "you need to have the DualShock to be able to play."

Of course, the PS Vita's buttons will work the same, and a DualShock 4 controller will work for PS4 games. If you are using the service through a Web-connected TV or a tablet or smartphone, you will need a DualShock 3 controller.

When asked about why the controller is a requirement, Koller says: "It's a lot of how these games were developed. We want to continue the experiences as they were meant to be played on the controller." For example, if you are playing at home on your PS3 or PS4, Koller says you can move to the next device and not have to learn new gamepad controls.

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