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PlayStation Now European/UK launch announcement teased for GamesCom

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on 26 June 2014

The beta phase for Sony Computer Entertainment's game streaming service, PlayStation Now, launches in the U.S. in July, while European fans have been kept in the dark.

However, it’s looking like Sony may have something to reveal at GamesCom in August after President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Jim Ryan spoke about the EU launch to GameReactor.

A full interview with Ryan is due to be published shortly, but an extract from the meet-up suggests that Sony will be using the Germany-based expo to reveal its plans for Europe.

"We are working on the introduction in Europe,” Ryan told GameReactor. “It's a little difficult, Europe is fragmented."You and I have a conversation several times a year, I suggest that if you come to Gamescom we might possibly, possibly have something to say about PlayStation Now."

A pilot scheme for PlayStation Now is due to kick-off next week in the U.S. for those lucky enough to own one of the mega-expensive 4K HDTVs and certain 1080p Sony BRAVIA models.

The service will open up access to a back catalogue of PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 titles at launch, with PlayStation 4 games added at a later date. Games can be streamed on a variety of devices, including PS3, PS4, PS Vita, mobile devices and BRAVIA TVs.