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Will There Ever Be a “NETFLIX” For Games

From [email protected] Gone are the days where we spend the whole week deciding what to rent on the weekend. Now, we open up Netflix (to name one such service) and peruse the thousands of films ready for our viewing pleasure at a click of a button or a tap of the screen. Streaming models have taken over our lives since the internet became fast and readily available. Spotify has changed the way we listen to music and other music services are following suit. Services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu give us hours of video on demand.

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Omar91608d ago

If PS Now gets a subscription service then yes! very soon.

Eonjay607d ago

Exactly. PSNow works very well, it just needs a good pricing model.

porkChop607d ago

I don't think Sony will be able to do a subscription for everything on PS Now, but I could definitely see them at least doing a subscription for all Sony-published games.

colonel179607d ago

Netflix didn't start with the amount of content they have on day one. PS Now is just starting and will evolve overtime, too.

HanzoHattori607d ago

They will have a subscription option.

http://blog.us.playstation....

"We want to offer you choice when it comes to how you want to access content on PS Now, so you will be able to rent by title for specific games you are interested in. We’ll also offer a subscription that will enable you to explore a range of titles."

Eonjay607d ago

So then the Netflix option for games is coming. Question answered.

aragon607d ago

I'm sure there will be at some point, ps now is already close, onlive ? Do I like the idea ? Nope . Streaming games while it sounds kool, I don't think internet service providers are reasonable enough, to offer more value for service so while game streaming is really kool, I really think gamers and I mean all gamers need to start a petition in USA and canada to make ISPs offer better value and remove silly caps, that's all it is in my opinion.

Abzki607d ago (Edited 607d ago )

I personally hope they have a subsciption serve where you can only play the games you fully buy. that way it would keep now prices relatively low (maybe like $20/y on top of plus) and I can play the games I bought on ps3 on my ps4 which is all I really wanted to begin with.

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blainio09608d ago

Hopefully. I think what my writer is saying tho is that it needs to work as well as netflix and not have many streaming issues, which the beta has

MaxwellBuddha607d ago

Nope. Games are too large in data size, and then you have that lag problem to deal with...

porkChop607d ago

Most games actually aren't very big. They multiply all the files on the discs to get better access/load times. If the service could separate games by chapters/levels and only load the data necessary for that specific section, then the service would be much easier to run.

HanzoHattori607d ago

I was in the beta testing, PS Now works well wirelessly, even better when connected with an ethernet cable. There is some lag when playing wirelessly. Lag is almost non-existent when wired.

FarEastOrient607d ago

If companies take the EA Access approach, then no. Every publisher becomes a walled garden.

Codewow607d ago

OnLive was a thing you know... but it died.

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