After the initial controversy about the pricing, PlayStation Now seems to be finally taking off, and Director of Marketing Peter Jamshidi provided more information about what you can expect.
Awesome, hopefully it's reasonably priced. Haven't used the service yet because of "pay-per-play" model is ridiculous.
Yeah, I used it when it was free in alpha and beta (but the game selection sucked). I haven't used it since it became open/paid. The pricing is ridiculous.
it end up being cheaper to just buy the game in many cases, and not to mention the better performance.
this probably explains their refusal of ea access. it has to be less than $20 a month but at least $10 a month. they should also off a psn plus premium subscription for maybe $99.99 a year that includes it.
They need to learn from onlive, offering a monthly subscription, like netflix, is its only chance to be successful so they are on the right track there depending on the pricing. The complimentary rentals won't help very much, since you can buy most ps3 titles for $5-10 used.
Great what price point are you guys looking forward too? And what do you see as reasonable? $10 mo. $15 mo. $20 mo. $30 mo. How much is too much?
If its unlimited use, 20 would be the limit for me.
$25 - 3 months $45 - 6 months $80 - A Year Anything lower would be even better, but this is what I'm expecting because we know Sony wants to make some serious money off of PSNow.
$20/month at max.
totally depends on the library. if it's like ALL of the games, then yeah $20 is definitely fine. but if it ends up feeling like a netflix style hodgepodge rotation of oldies and a random once-was-a-blockbuster, then not gonna want to pay much more than $8-10/month, especially since we already pay for Plus.
So $20 mo. seems like the threshold of entry. Hmmm. We'll see. What do you guys think about $10 - $15/mo. with PS+ Subscription $20/mo without PS+ ? @ipach Have you been on PS Now lately? Twisted Metal, Ratchet and Clank into the Nexus / Full Frontal Assault, God of War Ascension, inFamous 1 / 2, House of the Dead 3 / 4, Sly Cooper Collection / Thieves in time, Nights, Saint's Row 2 / 3/ 4, Sonic All Stars Racing, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Payday, Dead Island / Riptide, Deus Ex, Final Fantasy 13 1 / 13-2, Just Cause 2, Virtua Fighter 5, Kane and Lynch 2, Warhammer 40,000, BlazBlue, Darksiders 1 / 2, Dead Rising 2 / Off the Record, Dead or Alive 5, Dirt 3, Dynasty Warriors, F1, Grid 2, Earth Defense Force, Killzone 3, Lost Planet 2, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 / 3, Red Faction Armageddon, King of Fighters 13, Resident Evil 5 / Darkside Chronicles / Umbrella Chronicles / Code Veronica, Catherine, Enslaved, and much much more are already on the service, along with tons of PSN games like Samurai Showdown, Sonic, Guacamelee!, Crazy Taxi, PixelJunk games, Sam and Max, Oddworld, and much much more. With more first and third party games to come.
i like the pay-per-play model too though. I like that I can pay 2-4 bucks to play any game for four hours. At first I didn't see this as a good option. but its clearly tailored toward those times you just wanna play something/ or test a game out. which works perfectly. Often times i drive to redbox get a game, bring it home, play it for 2 hours, then end up not playing it for the next 7 days(for 7-8 dollars), either because its not my cup of tea or i just don't get into it, or i just don't have the time because something comes up. With PSNOW i get the game instantly for a fraction of the cost, play it for four hours, and if i don't like it, i haven't lost anything except the cost of a cup of coffee at starbucks. I dono i think it works great. Although, a subscription model is cool too.
The pay-per-play model needs work, and should be standardized. Daily Rentals: $1 for the day (PSN / PSOne / PS2 games) $2 for the day (Retail games PS3 / PS4) Weekly Rentals: $5 for the week (PSN / PSOne / PS2 games) $10 for the week (Retail games PS3 / PS4) But it now (constant access to the game) $15 or less (PSN / PSOne / PS2 games) $30 or less (Retail games PS3 / PS4)
I think they're going to model it like amazon prime, but that would leave ps+ subs in awkward state. In amazon prime you get to stream many titles, yet there's many that you only can rent or buy.
subscription will be expensive. You heard it here first.
At the prices they want they should just add apap out right option but just charge me extra 5-8$extra if they really want the money tht bad the extra chrge seems reasonable since they would be ditching the ps3 inalot of ways
Subscription at the right price should elevate the usage of this service. I know I would use it more if it was a subscription
As soon the subscription becomes available I'll subscribe as long the price is not too extreme.
the problem is that people are expecting the subscription to be like Netflix's, like $8 a month. But this streaming tech is much more expensive due to the constant back and forth between the user and server. Because unlike movies, games are completely interactive. And is not just the servers but the HW itself that is necessary to render the games is much more demanding than the one used to play some movie. So if there is a subscription model you can bet it will be expensive.
I mean it's a step in the right direction I guess, but I basically wouldn't play laggy streamed games even if it were free... And game streaming just seems like a trojan horse filled with DRM.
There is zero lag. If there is lag it is a problem on your end. My proof- my internet is bad so there's lag, but when I plug in my ps4 to wifi all lag is gone. So I suggest to get an Ethernet cord or if you can afford get faster speeds drm?like what? Your renting it not buying it. yea you need always online but that's because it's streaming the game, the service wouldn't exist without that feature.
When I read people say "just get faster internet" I know they have no idea what there talking about. Speed has nothing to do with routing or packet loss, 95+% of your internet traffic is outside of the network you pay for. Also I was part of the beta and I have used it from both my home and a friends house with an entirely different internet provider. I'm willing to admit depending on your location you may have more or less lag but I don't care what anyone says there is no such thing as a non-laggy streamed game. PS. I have also used Onlive which people don't blindly defend like they do Sony and I dare you to read reviews about that service where no ever denies there is lag.
If its resonably priced, I'm down. I really wanted to get back into Mass Effect 2 since it was announced to be in it a couple days ago.
So why didn't you keep your PS3 or Xbox360 copy of ME2 and you could play it. I keep my games. Don't sell anything because sometimes I like to go back and play some older games. PS3 collection is over 320 games (not counting the downloaded games....I think around 120-130 of those).
i miss god of war games,but im worried how they will all look because my gaming rig is a 106" screen and it might look a mess lol.
i feel your pain.
Can't wait for this! I would honestly pay a £100 yearly sub for this. Even £10 per month works for me. Would be a great deal at this price for the amount of games you would have access too.
Make it a monthly subscription or a yearly. Otherwise I don't see this working. They could have packages like bronze, silver, gold and platinum (yeah just like trophies) with different prices for example. Bronze for $15 and you can play 5 games/month, silver for $20 and you can play 10 games/month and so on. If it's like that than I see the value. But if you have to pay /game something crazy like $4.99 for 30 minutes or an hour than screw them.
its the other way around, more like 1.99-3.99 for four hours. which honestly, i have tried with games i didn't dare buy, and it works great. I get my bang, personally. (that is as long as you are comparing to going to redbox and renting)
Magic number is 12-15 bucks a month and I'm game
A subscription model is the Only way I saw this really taking off. Sure there will be those that will pay per game, but a sub system is what would drive it home.
60 for a year subscription if they include music unlimited , im all in
lol, that's even cheaper than Netflix ($96 a year). For a year of game streaming I would expect something more like $150-200 a year easily. And that's being extremely generous for this kind of tech. Only $16 a month.
I hope PS Now will not be the only way to play PS1/PS2 classics during PS4s life cycle. I like to own games and play them without the extra latency.
there isn't much latency. I've tried it, it works good. but i guess internet speed is always an issue. Me, not problems.
I played Killzone 3 on PS4 through PS Now and it was horrible because of that half a second of latency. I have a 20D/5U with Time Warner Cable. Since they are a monopoly and my only option for internet, I don't see my internet speed going up anytime soon. You need way more than the 5mbps they say it will work with. Internet in the US sucks even though I think we created it.
i as well. had a solid experience, to the point that i forgot i was streaming. and against all odds, time warner in my neighborhood just announced free speed upgrades - like really good ones (e.g. 30/5 -> 200/20) for no additional charge. couldn't believe that letter was real.
I've been part of the beta as I recently purchased a Sony TV that is compatible with PS Now. Console free future is coming.
those are really nice TVs... Was looking at the differences between all of them and Sony still holds the crown IMO when it comes to color reproduction and quality on a display. Samsung looks nice, but its a lot like their phones where they try to wow people with bright colors on the showroom. The problem is that those bright colors really aren't found in nature. Its like shroom-o-vision.
the problem is all the mums and dads etcwho are cluelsss(which is most of them)get sucked into buying all the samsung/lg screens and even falling for the polaroid crap asda/tesco sell and dont realise how amazing the quality of Sony Tvs are. yes there more costly but damn there worth it imo.
They need a 3, 6 and 12 month payment plan. I think this will got more then PS+ a year though. I'm thinking $79.99 or higher knowing Sony. It's too bad the lag will make more of the action adventurer games almost unplayable until you have a wired ethernet cable. Turn based RPG's and strategy games will work great. FPS, Fighting and sports games will be a mess.
Considering Sony Pricing before, I really won't hold my breath on this service. Prices for renting is absolutely ridiculous and there didn't seem to be a change or any adjustment, so we will see how this subscription will go, and also when it DOES take in action, how will this affect their current prices of pay as you play ?
i never tried ps now but if its smooth il buy a pstv and subscribe
You want to be in the 10mbs plus range to have a smooth playthrough from what I've played so far
I blame PSN Now for the lack of major PS3 releases in November.
It sucks why not just play ps4 games on your ps4, f****k renting a 10yr old game
That's why you can do that too? Am I missing something here?you do relize this is only an option for those who want it, personally I enjoy the option. I could play just cause 2 on my ps4 controller. Rented it way back, when blockbuster existed. It was fun to play it again as now it's not sold obviously anywhere
When did you guys the last time played a ps1 or ps2 game on a 44-55 inch TV? I tryied FF10 last year and it was unplayable... horrible graphics, i can believe hoe impressed i was on the gfx 10 years ago :D
A couple days ago. On my PS3. Arguably the biggest reason why the PS3 is superior to the PS4.
I hope they have different options available, like you can play 2 games a month for £10, or 3 £15, something like that. I really want to try it, especially after being really impressed by the work Gaikai have done on Shareplay, but what with the games I buy + the PS+ games + PS Now I don't think I would have enough time to play all the games lol
Still kinda BS seeing as some games are meant to be played for more than a year. Like all those local 2player games u only play when ur friends are over
PS now is pointless as best last gen games getting remastered. lol at playing a stream of a game with lag,disconnections and low quality image as well as the fact PS3 games were terrible ports last gen. why play downgraded ports of last gen games on a next gen console ?
As always, thanks for the news about Driveclub PS Plus Edition, Sony.
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