PlayStation Now streaming service will soon include PS4 games
Slowly but surely, Sony’s PlayStation Now service has been crawling out from under the shadow of the tepid response it got from fans when it first launched, first by allowing users to stream PS3 games to both their PlayStation 4 and their PC, and now by adding PS4 games to its library of streaming options.
Sony announced the upcoming addition of PS4 games to the PlayStation Now library via a new blog post, saying that subscribers will get first crack at a private test of the new expansion at some point in the coming weeks. Once the expansion is live, subscribers will be able to stream select PS4 games to their PC’s, and Sony also confirmed that the current subscription price for PlayStation Now won’t be affected by the addition of PS4 games.
Of course, there are still some caveats to consider. PlayStation Now still requires a decent internet connection since it is streaming-based and the current subscription prices can add up quickly ($19.99 per month or $99.99 for a whole year). Sony also hasn’t yet announced which PS4 games will be included in the PlayStation Now library, though it’s probably safe to assume that PS4-exclusive hits like Uncharted 4, Bloodborne, The Last Guardian, and Horizon Zero Dawn will be among them.
Xbox One will soon be getting a similar service called Xbox Game Pass. Unlike PlayStation Now, Xbox Game Pass will let users download the games they want to play (which means some of them can be played even without internet). Xbox Game Pass will cost $9.99 a month, making it less expensive than PlayStation Now on a monthly basis but more expensive on a yearly one.