PS Now will irrevocably alter the gaming landscape. Screen Robot considers how this will affect you, whether you own a PlayStation 4 or not.
Well here's the thing... PS Now isn't going to be the only horse in this race. An inevitable service by Google and Apple will be more popular and will reach more people. You can also bet your life savings that Microsoft and Nintendo have a similar program in the works.
Nintendo is many years in the past online gaming wise, wii u only really adopted a proper network a couple of years ago, this is/will be cutting edge nintendo never do cutting edge,Microsoft most certainly will and as the only company with significant exclusives they are the main competition oh and maybe steam... However-this wont kill consoles anytime soon, nor likely next generation.
PS Now will never end consoles. It will complement them, and even if other companies start doing it like Nintendo, Apple or Google, they will not release new games for the service. Those will be reserved for consoles and PC, because that's a profitable business, and they will not kill it. You don't see movies going straight to Netflix and be exclusive to it. There will be games exclusive to PS Now, but the smaller kind, never a AAA game.
PlayStation Now's ability to stream will be dependent on your internet. You better be ready to pay Time Warner, Comcast, etc. The ISP will keep the console alive by denying good access to services.
Nintendo? Have an online service? Hah.
Any article suggestions anything be "killed" or "doomed" is just a trash article. Just trying to get hits.
No I want consoles for ever
It might but with internet throttling I doubt it
I think PlayStation Now is mandatory for PS4. You need to connect your console of choice to either PS4 or PS3 to be able to stream it on either tablet,Vita or even PC of your choice.
No Digital/Online service will kill anything. Stop being so self centered and remember that there is a vast world out there were we have piss poor internet connections and also, people out there who loves to have physical media (like me) and collect it. Also, stop over-hyping everything!
Cloud gaming is NOT the future, Consoles are here to stay.
I don't think it will kill off consoles (just yet). One thing that no one is talking about -- and it's a big possibility -- is that Sony have already said in the past Gaikai (Playstation Now) is not necessarily going to just cater for PS branded software. This opens up the possibility of many PC exclusives or even Dreamcast games coming to the service.
Add this to the list of things that were/are going to kill consoles. Add it also to the list of things that were/are going to somehow "save" video games despite the fact that they don't need saving and were one of the few industries that not only weathered the recession, but succeeded despite it.
Just like Onlive did?
Onlive killed itself.
The premise of Onlive killed itself. No one wants to pay for the expensive servers (required to play all of those modern games for a lot of people) AND pay full price for games. Onlive originally was going to require both before they were laughed off and they realized that to have an audience they would have to drop the subscription. Then they went bankrupt before a rather dumb investor returned to keep it on life support. PS Now at least has the advantage of just being older games that will cost less to render. But if they start demanding money for server access AND full price for games (as they would need to in order to be able to afford to render a bunch of modern games for a massive audience), it would fail just like Onlive.
regardless of the potential of PS Now it will never actually replace consoles for 1 major reason..."battery-life&qu ot;. at present you can get a most 3-4 hours out of a phone or tablet when gaming an HD quality game directly from the device memory. now do that via streaming. battery life will diminish even faster.
I really don't think Playstation Now will be as awesome as everybody wants it to be. I think there's going to be frustrating lag, lack of quality titles, and graphics issues with compression, etc.
i highly doubt that sony will bring full on ps4 games to the service,when they just released ps4 console. PSN games like reshogun etc yes,but not KZ,division etc,that would be stupid as nobody would need to buy the console or any games from shops
Oh boy, we've gone from everything being the death of PC gaming, to the everything being the death of consoles.
What baffles me is the hypocrisy since people screamed Murder with all that DRM but Playstation Now is a great Service? And if this becomes a Flatrate service it will devalue games even more then p's plus did.
It's definitely the first building block to getting rid of consoles and also going full digital. If PS Now is a success which I think it will be it won't stop Sony from expanding their games catalog to include PS4 1st party games. After that they can shop this to 3rd party developers and show them the numbers and why going through Now is a better idea than physical. 3rd parties will get on board, start to limit their production and shipping of games to a point where physical media will only be for collectors at a few chain stores. The same happened with music and video, as we saw music stores, mom and pop video stores and big video chains start to shut down. Add to the fact that if MS offers something similar than it will definitely be a go. People keep harping on about the world (or maybe their little town) isn't ready but look how far we have come in just the last three years in terms of internet service, on demand movies and streaming.
These articles about consoles becoming obsolete by streaming services are dumb.... I honestly see it as breathing life to older games, and complimenting new technology. Not "Oh we can now stream PS3 games, therefore my PS4 is now obsolete...." SMH.... And when they do come out with PS4 games on PS Now, there will be PS5 games that will destroy those games, and therefore people will still want the physical console. Shit how about PC's? If streaming everything is so great, why should I have a $500 graphic card? Give me an example as to why consumers wouldn't want the best possible gaming experience on a console? It's going to be a long way before streaming games would be as good as a physical console..... This conversation would be totally different if Playstation Now could stream PS4 games, but it doesn't so kind of a dumb article.....
In maybe two or so generations time we may see a PlayStation 6 or 7 that is no more than an AppleTV style box used only for streaming games... PSNow is the first step in that direction
I would rather have cloud services save the consoles, because without consoles the games are doomed. Service goes bankrupt and all the money spent goes to waste and games are no longer available, got to hope that cloud exclusive games will never exist. Cloud service is a good extention of a system and cloud games service is a good, cheap and convenient addition if done like PS now or netflix is with "free" access to the "entire" library of content when paying a subscription. If Sony gets struck by a meteor tomorrow I can still play Starhawk because I got on a disc or on the HDD. And Id like it to stay that way.
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