According to a new rumor, PlayStation Now might allow users to play their games purchased through PSN for no additional cost.
With the high prices Sony charges for PS Now, this would be a big help.
This is great... But those prices aren't final so lets not get our panties in a bunch
Better to cause a commotion so Sony knows something's wrong.
This ^^ Sony corrects things fast imo . I would be surprised if they didn't correct the pricing problem before it launches.
^^ Yes. They already adjusted the prices a little, they still aren't good, but they aren't as horrible as before.
This change probably indicates that Sony will introduce a "buy" option on the PS Now interface as well. The functionality is effectively there, so keeping the additional hoop of going to the separate store to sort ownership would be silly. That buy option could have a pretty significant knock-on effect on the rental prices.
Allowing PlayStation owners to play games they already own with PS Now makes perfect sense. Minor latency issues aside, it will allow PS4 owners to access their library of digital PS3 games.
Exactly nothing is final in a.... BETA!
The quicker the word gets out on those prices the quicker they will react. As for transferring over, that's a good thing.
I hope so, they're hearing this alot from customers on the ps now bets forums, i've posted this on there as well. As long as it comes soon or with an announced date i'm fine. They didn't want millions to hit the PS NOW servers at launch with older games they've bought previously at first, but it's the right thing to do.
@jwk94, You are totally correct, the squeaky wheel gets the oil. If you say nothing Sony will think you are accepting of the pricing the way it is.
I too was saying how the prices were not final, but at the same time players giving their feedback is equally important as the prices are definitely pretty high as they are. Nonsense like calling it "the nail in the coffin for Sony" needs to stop.
@Kingtrash360 The open beta only starts at the end of this month. It's not even out yet and it's still a beta.
PS Now is for people who are never home, who use tablets and laptops to game on the go. As well as peolle waiting to buy a ps3, psv, or ps4. I still think the prices are fair because the amount of time you spend on playing a game varies from title to title. I don't want to see any call of duties or battlefields on this list. I'd much rather see titles like ratchet and clank or tomb raider on here. But this new rumor would help out a lot. But it should only be the games you buy digitally and not physically. Why? It is too easy to borrow your friends game to sort of prove that you bought it, without actually buying it.
jwk94 if i remember correctly, Sony said they will listen closely to fan feedback and psn-now will be a fan driven service. so while we would like to provide feedback, let's not cause a commotion people cried about not getting $10 back for TLOU because one sony customer service rep said she didn't know how to do it. So instead there were hate articles and sony's arrogance written for 24-28 hours Yes we want our voices to be heard but we don't want to come across as some whiny gamers who will never be happy
Sony understand that. They'll be scientific in how they'll pick and get the most reasonable price. Whether YOU like it is another story.
it helps people who have already purchased the game. otherwise wont make much difference. psn games are expensive. psnow is relatively cheap in comparison to psn and gamestop.
For those who think crying about pricing on n4g is going to do anything are living in a dream world if you have a problem then take it directly to Sony in the blog or on the site they have set up for beta testers like I did crying on n4g just make you look like a troll imo.
All prices are not final... And the prices are set by third party publishers for their games on PSNow
Can anyone with a PS3 PS Now verify this?
I don't think the transfers will be part of the PS Now beta?
You didn't read the story...
According to the poster it's currently in affect, so it is a part of the beta... if true anyway.
I've asked Bastion whether he's tried playing them but haven't received a reply yet.
On the games that I own it has ps store icon and states it's purchased instead of saying available starting at what ever the rental fee is. When clicking on it it still ask how long of a rental period I want. So it looks like they are doing something with the games you already own and it's just not been implemented yet.
Thanks! So you're not able to play them yet?
The only thing that has changed is the wording when selecting the game. Clicking on it brings up the normal rental fee/rental period. But the fact that ps now knows what games I own means they are working on something.
or it could mean that you own the title already, are you sure you still want to rent game? :P well i doubt it but i guess that is a possibility.
It's still in ps4-only private beta.
Had a feeling this would be the case.Glad i went all digital for the last few years And my friend said i was dumb. :)
Instead of owning the license to play the actual game, now you own the license to stream the game and it's all dependent on your internet connection as well. Sorry to say, but maybe you should have listened to your friend.
Doesn't make sense.I already own the game regardless.A freebie to stream the game on tv, vita or otherwise. instantly. is just a bonus.Especially all those great PS3 games i bought will now be on my PS4 And my perfectly stable high speed internet that hasn't failed me 6 years? I'm not seeing the downside to this my man!
Because the original game he bought will vanish into the Matrix once PlayStation Now is available, right? Yea, no.
"Doesn't make sense.I already own the game regardless.A freebie to stream the game on tv, vita or otherwise. instantly. is just a bonus" You're not a lawyer, are you? Buying a copy to a game doesn't mean that the third party developers gave Sony the rights to allow you to stream their game as well. It's going to be an expense to you or Sony and I doubt Sony will foot that bill.
^ It's not "buying a copy of a game" It's getting access to games i already bought.It's done through PS now.Neither you or I know the details of how it works internally with Sony, so, let's not get snarky and enjoy the bonus access to games shall we?
Half the internet said you were dumb. Now you can sit back and feel all smug. As the millions of people using Steam do every time they see people talk about how much they like discs.
But i do see where people are coming from regarding the preferences for discs.Hell i used to be one.I had over 130 PS3 games sitting on my shelf at one point. Never did me any good tho.I never trade or sell them.That's what most people seem to harp on.The fact that you can't sell a digital game, but, that's not really a problem for me. It's nice to have a good looking shelf of games but it's also nice to have all my games ready at the click of a button.
@dvs-zev i am exactly like you. i somehow like the idea of having the disk boxes. i never sell them. which is why i liked xbone drm policies. i get to have a disk and install it so that i never need to touch or swap a disk. kind of like best of both worlds imo.
I wouldn't be to happy yet, I'm pretty sure the availability will be locked down to whatever is available on the PSNow service. You may end up with only half of even a quarter of what you bought playable through the service.
This would be PSNow's saving grace if true.
Wouldn't say it will save the service. The vast vast majority of PS3 owners bought discs, and for the minority that can take advantage of this Sony wont make any money... But then I also wouldn't say the service needs saving yet. It's early days and Sony have big plans beyond the PS4 service. What this move will do is net some good will. It should also instill some confidence in people to use the digital ecosystem, as it is a very tidy bulletpoint advantage for buying digital instead of physical.
Yeah, but don't forget that PSNow is coming to everything with a processor in it eventually. They'll make some revenue to say the least. Sounds foolproof to me. Well said for "big plans".
people use digital services and they pay a premium for it. psn prices are bloody expensive and people still buy them. psnow prices are not too bad, people will use this service. looking at gamestop online prices. the games are not even cheap.
Yeah, I would buy a bunch of PS3 games of the PS store and stream them to mah PS4 + my old titles. WIN, WIN and yet again WIN!
Saving grave makes it sound like it's doomed, it's not even released yet and the only bad point I'm hearing is the pricing (all of which isn't final) considering this is still in a Beta phase and barely available anywhere other than the USA, I can't see how this needs a saving grace, to launch properly worldwide would be a start ;)
I hope its true.
So I can stream a game they know I own and they won't charge me? Is that right?
It makes perfect sense because its a digital copy of a game. This in my opinion is how digital games should be handled. Like I said before I hope its true.
If that game is in the PS NOW library, then I would imagine so. When Sony announced the service this was the first thing that came to mind, so I hope it's true.
Maybe, or maybe they'll add discounts for the streaming options of the game if you own it digitally.
This could be a big big plus. Also sony need to take in mind there is a hell of a lot of people who skipped ps3 and will try old games.
I doubt this is going to be the case
they probably would have made a big deal out of it if it was truth, it would have been a huge selling point, they would have brought it up at E3 and made fun that Microsoft does not have a similar program...
Well it's still in beta, they're still actively making changes to it, and we're still waiting on other features. So it's possible they don't want to make an official announcement until they know it works.
If I can recall: Shu yoshida said many months ago that downloaded psn games would be able to stream but not their disc counterparts. I wish I could find the article. In A few months the floodgates could just open:)
I doubt it...but it would be great to play my PS3 games on PS4 and Vita (hopefully!). Seems like Sony is really trying to make this a success...I hope they manage to come with a proper business model...something that Japanese companies have failed to do in the past. People still rent DVDs around here!!! (In Tokyo).
That would be a nice feature if it's true
If true it would be great to be able to play all of those free PS3 Plus games I've been getting since november.
I think this might just be limited to PS3 PSN titles and only works on a PS3 according to the Neogaf thread. It makes sense as I would imagine publisher wouldn't have an issue with the game being stream on multiple PS3 as the license digital license for PS3 already allows for use on multiple PS3 but I would think publishers and even Sony will have an issue for their PS3 games to be used on other devices like a PS4 and Vita...thus, that is why PS Now was made in the first place..if you want to play PS3 games on PS4, you gotta pay for the rental fee.
I just want a simple netflix like with the cost all games u can play
This would cost them money though as they have to run the ps now servers I reckon that what will happen is there will be a small subscription (maybe a new tier of ps plus) that allows you to play psn purchased games voa ps now AND purchase new psn titles to play via ps now. That would make the most sense... I would expect something like a fiver a month maybe less for this and then the option to pay more and just stream any of the games or a large portion of the games without an extra fee. Hell I'd probably pay that...
I really hope this is true. I bought digital copies of GTAV and Batman: Arkham Origins just hoping for this to happen eventually.
A good step in the right direction. What's left, you ask? 1) PS1/PS2 games in 1080p/60fps, like you teased earlier this year 2) PS3 games in PS Now that had servers cutoff to be restored (you would have SO MANY PS Now members just from restored clan battles on Warhawk, Resistance 2, MAG, etc.) 3) Unlimited-access subscription model, please (I'd pay up to $50/month, with the changes I mentioned earlier) Don't piss away this potential, SONY...
i hope is true.
Sony will probably offer a subscription service for PS4 owners who want to play PS3, PS2, and PS1 games on the PS4. It's definitely an option that people are open to, especially people who only have a PS4.
According to the actual neogaf post, the purchases are only showing up on PS3 systems. He later posted that when he tried to launch the game, there was still a prompt telling him to pay for it despite already owning it. I'd wait for official confirmation on whether or not this is true before getting your hopes up.
My psn purchases have been showing up in the PSN Now Beta but doesn't let me play it. I haven't tried it on PS4 since i gave my code to a friend but it's going open beta at the end of july.
I've been hoping for a purchase option since this service was announced. Personally, I'd spend a lot more money on purchases than rentals. I dont like the thought of feeling rushed to get through a game before the rental period is up.
If it's true, they would score a big win.