PlayStation Now launches in the U.K., costs £12.99 per month

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) has today rolled out its PlayStation Now streaming service in the U.K. following its launch in North America earlier this year. 

The cloud-based streaming service, which gives players access to a range of PlayStation 3 titles including BioShock Infinite and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, is available now for a subscription fee of £12.99 per month. More than 100 titles are up for grabs, and can be streamed for your enjoyment on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. Furthermore, titles can be rented for £2.99 individually, or you can give the service a free week’s trial to see if it’s your cup of tea or not.

Those of you who opt for the trial will be charged the £12.99 fee once your free week has come and gone, although you can simply turn off the subscription renewal if you want. So, if you fancy giving it a go today, you’ll be charged £12.99 on October 16. Crucially, Sony will test your Internet connection when you sign up for PS Now to make sure you can support streaming games. Furthermore, those of you who remain inactive for too long during a game will find themselves booted out in order to save up server room for other players.

PS Now will include the likes of Shadow of the Colossus HD and Uncharted at launch, so there’s no shortage of blockbuster titles on offer. Why not give it a go for a free week’s trial and see what you think? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below if you decide to go through with it.

In related news, Sony announced earlier this week that PS Now U.S. will be introducing another barrage of quality titles, with 13 new games scheduled to hit the service this week.

PlayStation Now was originally unveiled to the gaming public at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, with a closed beta running for North American gamers in late January. Initially the beta was restricted to PS3, although the PS4 was later included beginning May 19. The service later entered an open beta in the U.S. in July 2014, and saw a full release in January 2015. Europe received beta access a few months later, which invites being distributed to PS4 owners in April of this year. 

Sony’s cloud-based streaming service currently offers PS3 titles, although there are plans to incorporate PS4 titles at a later date. In addition, it has also been reported that PSOne, PS2 and PSP games are being considered at some point down the line. In terms of subscriptions, gamers can select a one-month plan for $19.99 or subscribe for three months for $44.99. Alternatively, consumers can opt to rent games on a 4-hour, 7-day, 30-day or 90-day basis.