PlayStation Now Is Sony Selling Nostalgia

An opinion piece via EGMR in which the author explains what Sony is really selling with their PlayStation Now, and attempts to determine whether or not there is place for it in the world right now.

Quote: "In a nutshell, PlayStation Now is a cloud-based backwards compatibility enabling system that lets you play selected games released on PlayStations of the past, on either your PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4. But wait, it doesn’t just end there. Eventually even Bravia Smart TVs and Sony mobiles are going to support PlayStation Now, although it would require at least a Dual-Shock controller purchase for obvious functional purposes. I mean, you’re not going to play games with a remote controller, are you? "

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thereapersson1439d ago

There are still rumors that Sony will be implementing a local emulation-based backwards compatibility solution. I hope that is still the case!

DualWielding1439d ago

they should do that for PSONE PS2, it should be easy to emulate them in something as powerful as the PS4 and is much better than streaming

thereapersson1439d ago (Edited 1439d ago )

That's what I think they are doing (PS2 / PSOne system-side emulation) with PS3 games being the first to be streamed via PS Now.

XisThatKid1439d ago

...If Nintendo can get away with it for ages...

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1439d ago

I don't see the problem here, this is exactly what indie devs do as well. Create 8-bit games on powerful hardware to get all the suckers that buy into nostalgia.

AutoCad1439d ago

shhh dont say sony and nostalgia together on this site.

stellarpanda1439d ago

SquareEnix have been selling nostolgia for years. I don't see the problem. If you want to experience games from years ago that you no longer have or sold then with Now you have the option of the option of playing them. Providing a service to play games, sound fine to me.

TomahawkX1439d ago

Playstation Now is really just an experiment and it's real purpose will come into full fruition for PS5 where physical media will be completely phased out. It's the beginning of the end folks.

*puts on tinfoil hat

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