Sony is announcing a special discount on the 3-Month Subscription (a savings of 33%) that will be available in the U.S. and Canada starting tomorrow and ending July 11, 2016.
Jrpg games on psnow are non-existent....its a shame really
Would you subscribe if there were JRPGs? Of course not.
Why wouldn't I???? I did have a sub for a while only to find had played most all the games on it.I would resub if they actually added game people never had a chance to play like Nier, Star ocean and many others. I thought ps3 was jrpg heaven, and yet there are no jrpg to play on psnow.
Depends, some publishers are likely still working out licensing deals, because JRPGs are mostly done by smaller studios, they may not have the funds to work a streaming version of their games. Who knows.
Good to see a lot more games coming to this service.
Wow, that's awesome! Did they always do the one-month option? That's a great idea for those who are taking annual leave off work and want to go mental binging on the best of last-gen, as I plan to soon. Delighted to see Spec Ops: the Line, maybe the best shooter I've played. Not mechanically, of course -- but it's the only time I've played a game and felt shaky after -- just a harrowing story. Wonder will they be able to cut a deal getting any old CoD games now that XB1 got Black Ops? Would love MW 2 and WaW.
No Demon Souls still. This is why I hope PS Now fails. B.C. is the way to go.
Word...ps now was a bad investment by Sony. There is no incentive to sub to them.
Not really. Though admittedly I don't use the service ,but I understand those that do. If it can work for you and you don't mind playing and finish games often, it very well could be the netflix for gamers. Its games are its incentive bud. Someone is using this if its still out and about. Though I don't use it like I stated, I can't just trash on those that do. I can see soooooooo many situations were PS Now makes sense. If you have kids! I mean, you can use it from a TV that supports it, use it from PSTV or a DVD player that supports it or PS3 etc and have your children just playing random games. You can see what they like without breaking the bank. I don't have to use it to get why it could be useful for some. I fully get and understand why folks use PS Now. A good friend of mine uses, but he also beats games much faster then I, he also introduced me to Gamefly YEARS ago and it was a value to him. Not so much me lol. Different strokes for different folks.
Besides wanting to play games?
I would consider giving PSNow a try if they add Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix HD.
The more people who subscribe to this the more chance of streaming being the only way to game in the future .That would be disastrous.
"The more people who subscribe to this the more chance of streaming being the only way to game in the future" That is extremely unlikely. Is Netflix the only way to watch tv? Is streaming the only way to listen to music? So why did you think gaming would cut other revenue streams if other mediums haven't? You can still buy a CD you know. Why? Well just because streaming and digital is the norm, doesn't mean no one is buying CDs. Why throw away money? So have LESS options? If you are a company looking to make money, would you when your competitors have a wealth of options? If you want to guess where a medium might go, look at other mediums. We don't have any medium currently that only has 1 distribution method. Film and Music are eons older then gaming and we have MORE options since streaming, not less...... So long as you want to play a game physically on a piece of hardware, a company will always provide an option. ie supply.....demand. I have no clue why folks keep on with this stupid myth of this streaming take over with literally zero base to back it.
People still use PS Now?
@Sm00thNinja54m ago [People still use PS Now?] You think no? Sony has Playstation Now on SmartTV's, Playstation TV, PS3, PS4 The fact they are investing into making the use of their Streaming Technology to take the service to be set to mainly invest it into smart TV's mainly..the living room consoles from Sony having such is expected since PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 all have different chipsets. There is no retail games releases in physical form for the PS2, and the PS3 is still on the shelf still in retail channels. Sony still wants to keep the PS3 still available on the retail channel to sell to consumers, because its a Viable system to still keep on a market stand point. The PS3 has *Playstation Vue - cable box with DVR functions from Playstation VUE. *Playstation Now supported. *Playstation Digital releases with PSVita sharing new Japanese releases. For the PS3 having PSVR & Playstation Now Support. Its not Out dated as say a system that had no real solid cable cutting service. Playstation Vue by itself sure helps keep Playstation 3's still viable.
I mean that's cool if they do Joe not knocking it. It just streamed games like shit when it debuted. I had a sub for 3 months and never again.
@Sm00thNinja58m ago [I mean that's cool if they do Joe not knocking it. It just streamed games like shit when it debuted. I had a sub for 3 months and never again.] It's much better streaming now, Sony purchased two new streaming companies recently last year.
"Playstation Vue by itself sure helps keep Playstation 3's still viable" Agreed. Though I'm still using Netflix / Amazon Prime combo, would love to use Vue if I actually watched TV more.
IMO a waste of money and time from Sony. Sony should have used that money for something else, granted there are people (as few as they are) who enjoy this service, the rest of us just see it as something we dont want or not interested in. I would love if Sony could give us free online MP and if we wanted PS Plus not only would we get the PS Plus free games but also access to PS Now, but you know that never going to happen.
For me its this: B.C. on X1 > PS Now I like to own my games. If renting is what is good for you then you probably dig the service. However there are atleast alternate renting services for PS Now if your willing not to stream. There are NO alternate services for B.C. on PS4. Ps Now is only driving the "streaming games" concept. I thought digital only was bad, but streaming is even worse. A disc is in my hand, I own it. There is a huge difference. Coming from a crowd including myself, three years ago, complained out the butt regarding Sony/Microsoft "always online" stranglehold. Now for some reason players are embracing those features.........that come with you always having to have subscriptions for PS + and Xbox Gold Live, always having to have a solid internet connection........? Don't get me wrong, my internet runs 125 mbps average, it wouldn't be a problem for me to stream games. Options like " I can buy my game disc/digital/stream" would be great as long as you have all of them. They need to have all options. Whats even more puzzling to me is the fact when guys mention B.C. on PS4.5 possiblitly, they snuff it out and don't even want the feature? Why wouldn't players want more great features? B.C. on X1 is a hit and is 100 times more popular and useful than PS Now.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.