With services like EA Access, Origin Access, and PlayStation Now, it’s possible to pay a monthly subscription fee to have access to a whole library games you can play as much as you want. Yes, finally, it’s clear that we’re living in the future.
It is for me. It's a nice rental service to try out games I missed out on or want to replay
Yeah its a good service for renting, but using its subscription IDK about that part of it.
Based on the games available via PS Now, I don't think this is good value for a core gamer that owns consoles. It isn't a very good experience, it has artifacts, and massive input lag. You think your TV has bad input lag? Wait until you try PS Now. It is even worse by a factor of 2-3! For casual gamers that play every now and then, sure, but for a $100/year you might as well just get a PS3 and a few $5 games and it will cost you the same with superior experience. After all with PS Now you still have to buy the controller!
It's also good for games that you were on the fence on buying but wanted to try out. There are lots of games on psnow that I've always wanted to play but didn't really want to buy.
Pretty much this. Sony is offering a service to have as an option to use or not. They're not forcing anybody. But just like other services offered, it's not just for gamers. Those who don't have a console but a compatible device can use it too. If you can buy a TV and not a PS3 or PS4 and use it, that's amazing. It's Netflix for games. Netflix offers movies on disc. And Netflix offers movies streamed over the net. No one bags on them for that. Only that some movies are on disc that are not offered in stream. Sony offers games on disc.And now they offer games in stream with more games coming.But somehow,they are getting bagged for it. And if it was because of price,I knew the price would eventually become affordable based on voting with your wallet. Now it's a good deal for those that want it.Gamer or not.
So can I download a game from PS Now list without using the service? I don't mind waiting for it to fully download
The point is the OPTION. I'm 99% sure I'll never use it.I like physical discs and some downloads. But I'm not mad at them for offering the service to gamers or non gamers. That's their business. If it works for them great. If not, no skin of my back. I just think the tech is cool. I can stream my PS4 to my tablet now. Also cool.
i don't think you can. i never found a way to, but i could have overlooked something. i'd rather run it locally personally. streaming introduces lag and sometimes quality issues or in more rare cases, instability.
U4one, if you are talking about streaming to tablet, you have to go to XDA developers. They are always on point. Couldn't believe it until I saw PS4 streaming on my tablet with no lag from the other side of the house. It's awesome.
I think the kicker is that Sony prevented you from getting something good like EA Access, only to replace it with something far more expensive as an option. I don't know if I would call that an "option".... So to answer your question foxtrot, no you cannot download the game. PS Now is a fully streamed service and a pricey one at that. EA Access that is exclusive to Xbox One now do what you want for a fraction of the cost of PS Now subscription.
Well I was just genuinely asking as I can't seem to find it on the store to pay for a single download and then download that game fully without streaming If there's no option for this then it's a little dissapointing. I only want one game so far
Read the article, Sony isn't being "Bagged" in the article. Also most products/services in todays world are optional, why emphasize it?.
The option to play online?
For the vita yes! :-)
Yes, also hoping in the future for Ps Vita having L2 and R2 trigger to make the experience even better even thought their is an accessory for that.
Still no PSNow for Eu so can't tell yet. :(
It is available in the eu! For me in scotland it is atleast.
I guess It's only available In the UK and scotland.
Oh that sucks, hopefully it isn't too far off for the rest of Europe.
I prefer the b/c on X1 over ps now I tried ps now and on a few instances it would get laggy
Get a better internet then :)
You need better internet bruh.
It is just another way to be able to buy and play games. Everyone needs to decide for themselves whether it is worth it or not. Different situations will dictate whether a gamer feels this service is valuable.
I subscribed to the 1 month for $20 and it's an AMAZING service. I thought it would lag,freeze up, or wouldn't just plain work right but I've completed about 7 PS3 games and play more thanks to it. It's really great. Just give the 7 day service a try. The reason why I subscribed also was because I think I've finished playing my PS3. I don't really want to play the system anymore as I find PS4 better. PS3 still had a load of games I wanted to play so I said why not. You would think that streaming a game over the internet constantly would be a disaster but it really works. It's like netflix or whatever people use to stream movies/Anime/music over the internet. Whatever Servers they are using for PSNOW is fantastic. Going through bioshock right now no problems whatsoever. Sony is adding lots of PS3 games each month and now I'm addicted to PSNOW dammit. You all have the choice of just buying a PS3 and playing your games there, but to me it would cost too much to buy each game separately. I've had my PS3 for about 5 years and wanted to move on.
Not with my ISP, 30mbps/5up but 38ms+ latency with even optimal hops. I don't think I could ever enjoy playing fast paced games with such latency(will probably be much more 38ms since it isn't optimal), I beat Walking Dead on the 7-day free trial, but even on that i can see some latency(like at best 2-3 times the latency of Remote Play Vita/PS4 while both are on WIFI). There are very few games I'd play on PS Now, so it isn't worth it for me, who has a high latency internet service and has a good eye for latency/fps/resolution, and a stickler of those things.
id say its worth it if you haven't bought most the games on the service.
I've been meaning to check out PS Now for awhile now. However I keep putting it off. But I swear on it. One of these days I'm going to rent a game and see how everything works with my internet connection.
Just try out the 7 day trial bruh. You'll get all of your answers within 7 days of use.
The first time Ps now came out, it was damn leggy but now is actually great unless you Dont have a good Internet
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