PlayStation TV Set for October 14 Release
Sony's PlayStation Blog reports that the PlayStation TV is set for release on October 14, 2014. The streaming and downloadable games platform will ship with 700 titles from the get-go, including titles such as Killzone: Mercenary, Persona 4 Golden, and Metal Gear Solid, with plans to continue expanding the library.
The PS TV is actually a relatively small unit that can fit in palm of your hand. To me, it looks like it is the "Roku" of PlayStation games. The unit will be able to stream and download select games from the PS Vita, PSOne, PSP, PS Minis, and the PlayStation 3. (through the PS Now service) Additionally, PlayStation 4 titles will be playable through the unit via the Remote Play feature, for those who have an existing PS4 already in the home. A list of the streamable and downloadable games can be found here. Strangely, PS2 titles seem to be missing from this list.
For those who haven't bought a PS3, or for those who want to play PS4 in another room without needing to buy another PS4, this may be a good alternative with an MSRP of $99.99 for the standalone unit, or $139.99 for a bundle that includes a Dual-Shock controller, 8GB memory card, and The Lego Movie Videogame.
The only other thing I would like to see included in the unit would be streaming media apps such as Twitch, Netflix, etc., however, in a world of Smart TVs, Roku, and other connected devices, this would just be a minor setback compared to the ability to just be able to play PS3 games. With the unit being so small, I wonder if it would be possible to play my games in a hotel room when I'm on a business trip?
That would be awesome!