PlayStation Now recommends 5Mbps connection

Sony's PlayStation Now announcement finally gave us a better idea of its plans for the 2012 Gaikai acquisition. We found it ran pretty well on the CES show floor, but more details are now available regarding what you'll need at home to make the experience work.

Sony's official response to fan questions on the PlayStation.Blog revealed that the company recommends a minimum 5Mb per second connection. "In our internal tests, users with this bandwidth or greater have been enjoying a low latency, high-quality gaming experience," it stated. PS Now will test your connection and optimize for it, but they say 5/Mbps is ideal for making "the gameplay experience feel as if the game is being played locally on their device."

The Q&A also noted that you can rent a game through PS Now and then opt to buy and download the full version if you'd like. Since save files are stored with PSN's cloud service, you'll be able to switch back and forth with PS Now and full versions of the games without losing progress.

Sony has also opened a site to sign up for more information on the service, but has not yet detailed how to get into the closed beta launching later this month.