It’s a big month for the PlayStation Now Subscription, with new games and new devices to play on.
Is PS Now fairly consistent with a good internet connection? Do the games offer trophy support?
yes and yes. Go read on forums, you only hear good things once your connection is good enough. (and you don't need a very fast one) Trophy support is there. did you even watch the vid? on 20 seconds they tell you about trophy support :P
They need to bring Socom II
No, i was mainly concerned with hearing a users opinion of the service so i just commented. But I will be giving this a try tonight
Yes it works and works very well. Trophy Support is there as well as cloud saves for any game progression.
Doesn anyone know if PS Now supports 3D gaming? U3 and Stardust were good in 3D.
@abzdiine, As of January, no 3D support. Now is not set up to properly detect your 3D display and manual choice is off since 3D requires a massive amount of bandwidth. Frame packing doesn't work well of bandwidth that currently supports smooth play in standard mode. I would think it could be done without a hit but they would have to substantially increase the intial cache size during the game launch on the resident system (PS4, PS3, Vita, PS TV, or Sony TV) that is running Now.
yeah. I have never tried it with a fighting game yet. But the games I've tried worked just fine. Never tried multiplayer either though. I didn't eve know you could also play multiplayer games on PS NOW.
It works great on my vita. My internet connection is fairly good, but not the best.
When I beta tested it, I had a crappy DSL connection and it worked flawlessly.
I have 18mb/s download and it worked pretty well for me. The game I played was a simple hunting one though.
Thanks everybody for feedback, i was pretty intent on believing that streaming a game to my ps4 would work like crap, but after streaming shadow of the colossus to my ps4 im actually pretty excited about it. Its definately going to help me knock out some of my backlog!
I love ps now, think about 100 + ps3 games streamed right away to your tv. Don't have to wait for gamefly, don't need to get up and go to the store. Instantly streamed to you from an internet connection. Think about it. gamefly two disc plan runs you 22.00 a month for two disc and sometimes you have to wait. 2-4 days for a game. $44.00 for 3 months gets you unlimited access to ps3 games and soon ps2 and ps1. If you are an mmo player you pay 15.00 a month just to play that one game. i think the value is perfect. Even when psn goes down. Think about mmo's when they go down or go down for maintenance you still pay 15.00 a month for that one game. Not trying to fanboy here but ps now will be a good investment. Think about it you don't have to hook up your old console just to play a game.
it will be a good investment (for me) once they have ps4 games.
Playstation Now won't include Playstation 4 titles while the Ps4 remains on the market, it doesn't make any sense.
Sony has already said they will release PS4 games for the PS4 on the service.
@andresegr, "Playstation Now won't include Playstation 4 titles while the Ps4 remains on the market, it doesn't make any sense." why not? sony already mentioned this along with ps1 and ps2 games. http://www.gamespot.com/art... rental outlets are becoming harder and harder to find. they may not see much value adding it to the pay by the month plan since they have the plus service and it's monthly free give-aways but it could be a great option to rent games.
"Playstation Now won't include Playstation 4 titles while the Ps4 remains on the market, it doesn't make any sense" Not sure what you mean. PS now has PS3 titles on PS3... Not sure why you wouldn't have PS4 titles on PS4. I say this based on with PS4 you have buttons, features etc that make more sense to only be streamed from another PS4. I very much see them streaming PS4 games in the future as I see no reason not to. I'm not trolling either, but what would make you think the couldn't or wouldn't?
As a core gamer. Would you consider it going forward even though you might already own a PS1,PS2 and PS3?. I am actually surprised that its getting good reviews from core gamers.
I'm looking forward to playing, Siren: Bloodcurse again! :)
I tried PS Now for a month and am now really intrigued by the games on demand model, the convenience of such a massive catalogue at your fingertips is awesome. But I have ps3 so the value just isn't there at the moment. Also I couldn't help but wonder why there aren't more Sony exclusives featured on Now?
Yeah every Sony published game should be there! It is great on PS Vita!
I love PS now, it just needs more AAA games.
Agreed. That and games from previous generations besides PS3. Where are all the PS1/PS2 classics?
Initial focus is on the PS3 with PS/PS2/PS4 games to be added later.
The best games to play on PSNow would be RPGs, Card Games, Board Games, pretty much anything turn-based or non-reflex related. On the opposite side, Fighting games, for example, are absolute trash on PSNow because if you're even half serious about them you don't want any interference, period. Normal online tends to be bad enough as it is for serious players. I would also stay from anything like 1001 Spikes or Shmups. Also, when is the price going to drop to a reasonable $10 per month/$100 per year?
Yeah $44 for 3 months is kind of trash.
You can tell by your comment you either never really tried PSnow or your internet sucks.
I've personally tried games like Killzone 3, Lost Planet 2, God of War Ascension and Uncharted on PS Now and the experience is truly a great one. Of course I am fortunate to have a great connection so I can't speak for those with a sub-par connection. I've yet to try a multiplayer game on the service but so far it's been great.
All 5 games they added I already own. I won't bother with this until they add PS2 & PS1 games and provide a reasonable 1 year subscription price. Until that time, I'll pass.
This is one of those things that's gonna gradually grow in popularity. I missed a fair portion of the later PS3 games and some PS1/ PS2 nostalgia is always good. Currently I only game on PC so this definitely has my attention. It just seems like such a good bargain that's only gonna get better as it's catalog grows. It kind of reminds me of a more convenient Sega Channel. Which at the time was heaven for genesis fans.
Though I don't see me ever using it, its good to hear that it works for folks that actually can use it.
Can't wait for UK launch of the service.
This is so stupid! Why not just go and buy a cheap secondhand PS3 and pick up any of these titles for dirt cheap in any bargain bin any where in the world for the same price as what the service wants you to pay per game? Ignorance is bliss. I'll never support this service!
PS now is aimed at people that don't know much about console gaming. Those people that might not want to be bothered to go and find a store to buy a PS2,PS3 and the look through for games they might want to play then buy them. I believe it was not aimed for core gamers like us that know they can do what you already said. Imagine a person that just look at their smart TV or smart phone and then see PS now and are interested for some serious gaming but have no idea about console gaming. We are talking about people that are not really interested like core gamers to own the games for their gaming collection or have followed certain franchises and games for a long time or savvy enough to look for bragins in the console gaming market. For them, they want minimal fuss and don't look at console gaming as an investment like core gamers do with their consoles and gaming collection etc. No these are non traditional gamers that just want to play games when they want to and discard when they are done with little to no fuss. 7 day trial and $15 USD a month for 3 months with no fuss for these people is better than researching, going to the store, by the console and games that they might not be interested in keeping long term like core gamers do. With PS Now everything is there. You don't need to research on hardware, software and deals. The games are there and you don't have to research them like you will need to do if you are new to console gaming. Again minimal fuss and virtually no added investment.
This is an argument I never understood. Buy a used console and a bunch of used games and it will be cheaper than PS Now. In that model the people who made the game get absolutely nothing for their work. If you're going to do that, why even pay for the game at all? Why not just pirate it? Or just steal it. I mean, why not just steal a new PS3 and a bunch of games and pay absolutely nothing? Only suckers pay for games. I like PS Now because don't want another device cluttering my TV stand. I don't want a bunch of disks floating around my house. I don't want another controller that I need to find a spot for and make sure is also charged. If PS Now isn't for you, that's cool. But to say it's "stupid" is truly ignorant. It's a remarkable service that works really well across multiple devices. You don't truly understand it until you start a game on the PS4 at home, continue it on your Vita at a friend's house, and the finish it at your parent's house on their blu-ray player. It's sweet.
yeah man, Buying second hand = stealing, lets buy some brand new baseball bats, and exact some justice at the first flea market we can find.
Getting a secondhand PS3 and a few games will cost about the same as a year of subscription to this service, during which you could probably play up all 100+ games, so for the same price, you'll get quite a bit more gameplay. I do understand the difference between owning and renting, of course, but for convenience you really aren't getting a bad deal. If you just wanted to play the Uncharted series, for instance, you could easily spend 20 bucks and play through all 3 games in a single month to prepare for Uncharted 4 next year. That's a perfectly fine deal. Why spend 150 or 200 bucks to buy a PS3 and the 3 games used when you only want to play a couple of games, and you can do that for 20 bucks instead?
That's like telling people who has Netflix to go buy a DVD player and go get a bunch of cheap DVDs lol why do that when you can just stream it plus it is cheaper to pay x amount and have access to 100 games then to go out and buy 100 games even at $1 a piece it is cheaper per month to just stream it.
In my opinion PS Now ultimately is not aimed for the core gamers which I believe is everyone on this site. PS now ultimately is not for core gamers that will buy consoles and games. There is little to no point for core gamers IMO to go ONLY PS Now when they have the hardware setup already to buy games and enjoy minimal lag and best res and frame rates that local (non streaming) gaming provides. Also I would assume that most core gamers would prefer to own the games they buy instead of rental that you get with game streaming in PS Now. I do believe that Sony's end game with PS now is really for non traditional casual gamers that will never buy a gaming console nor games like core gamers do. These are people that just want to play games on the go on their TV or smartphones when they want to and just pay as a service when they want to. This is the same as the SaaS (System as a service) model that is very popular right now which is aimed for mass market and not enterprise. It is interesting though that most here (core gamers) are quite positive about PS Now which honestly didn't expect. I guess the option of having access to a growing number of PS games on the go can outweigh not having ownership and some little lag?. Interesting. For those that tried it. Would you guys go for only PS Now in the future or do you guys/gals will go for both?. In you guys/gals opinion, is there a place for PS Now for core gamers?. I do believe that Sony really are just starting with the PS4 and will soon move to other platforms when it is ready because PS Now is still in its infancy. It will be very big money for Sony if they can manage to pull it off on other platforms like Android, iOS and PC. However as console gaming revenue is still almost 100% from traditional core console gaming with core gamers that still buy consoles and games. I am 100% confident that Sony will release a PS5 console for core gaming but also push PS Now for non traditional mass gamers. This PS Now is becoming very interesting.
Typical that the US store gets better games than EU. Thanks Sony! -_-
Is PS now even out in the UK?
Nope still waiting for it.
Any idea when PsNow hit EU?
Not sure about EU. But the UK will get it sometime this year according to Sony
FAR CRY 3 on my PS4 YES!
As soon as Demon's Souls is included, I'll be checking that out.
never in my life i have seen such a ridiculous service... someone get these money wasters a BC ps3.
I think this is a service most people buy only once or twice for three months to catch up on old games, then maybe one month a year to catch up on recent additions. For those with budgets, one and done (mostly, maybe one month a year and done). It appears that Sony is investing a huge amount of their money into PS Now that requires always online 100% DRM cloud service and that doesn't allow owning games or getting anything physical (box art, etc.), and I think the performance, responsiveness, and image quality will never be as good as local thus eliminating serious gamers (other than for old game nostalgia with "one and done" buys). Maybe Sony could combine PS Now with a Netflix type movie\tv service to increase value and possibly even get a lot of the Netflix user base that prefers having games available too. If THAT is their plan, then I think Sony could be moving in the right direction that might be dominate... if not, I think they'll end up PS NOwhere.
Very nice library of games
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