PlayStation Now will now support full game downloads in addition to streaming.
Once more PS2 games get added I’m all in. I’ve been waiting to play those games and the ones that come To PS now have trophies added.
PSNow still isn't available in Australia. Hasn't it been out for years now elsewhere?
This is how it should have been from the beginning. A nice addition to the service
Ultimately it looks like both services are aiming for the same end result of offering streaming as well as full game downloads. Sony went with streaming first with download as an option later and Ms went with downloads first with a streaming option coming at some point.
So the rumors were true!
Wow. Full downloads? My internet was the only thing stopping me from getting this. Great news.
This’d be the ultimate if it also had PS1 games like Sony initially promised
... and PSP, PSV...
You best believe they will. It's an amazing deal now and will only get better
Only if they can enhance those games for HDTV otherwise no. I don't like black bars and a tiny screen to play those games. Would like a hardware emulation with cheats options available.
@ ILost Jeez dude the Vita’s corpse isn’t even cold yet @ Jinger The tech isn’t suitable to play PS3 games. This however does bring up the point that it’s BS PS4 can’t natively play PS2 discs.
I'm all about rental services and this is definitely good news
it's what PSNow should have been from the very beginning, honestly.
Like a lot of us have been saying, the download is the easy part. Streaming is technically challenging. Just like that and PSNow leapfrogs Game Pass from a functionality perspective. I'd be surprised to see them throw a game like Spiderman in there though...
PS2 games: Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits Dark Cloud Dark Cloud 2 FantaVision Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition Hot Shots Tennis Kinetica Okage: Shadow King Primal Rogue Galaxy Siren Wild Arms 3 XII Out of the array of games on PS2 games they chose those games....
That's not a bad list of ps2 games. It's surprising to see more PS4 games on that list than PS2 ones. Especially when not a lot of people expected PSnow to have PS4 games.
That's because those are the games that got remastered with trophy support on PS4. Also can't speak for all of em but a lot of those are good games
Dark Cloud FTW
Wow, where is the soooo horrible removal of ownership, friend? So much excitement for Gaas! lol
What do you mean?
Dark cloud 1 and 2 are brilliant. U trippin spurg.
So, 197 PS4 games and 13 PS2 games on this new feature of Now. It is basicaly a new way to get old PS4 games on a new subscription service, like Game Pass. It is cool, i think... I was curious to know if Sony had created a PS2 emulator for PS4, but they didn't.
Glad they listened. That delay is noticeable even on a wired fast connection. Technology just ain't there yet. Xbox pass got it right.
It's funny to see the trend that's right in front of everyone. Both MS and Sony are going for the same way to deliver game services to their users. MS has Game Pass which allowed users to download and rent games which Sony then followes. PSnow is a streaming service which MS will also provide with the next console. It's obvious that these companies see this as a very likely future and we can see this by both offering the very same things.
One correction: PSNow has been renting games since Aug 2014 https://www.csmonitor.com/T... . GamePass launched June 2017 iirc.
Interesting how people are turning an ant hill into a trend now. There's also a reason why they just announced yet another record breaking selling exclusive, the second this year. It's called options, nothing else. Not the future, not a trend yet, and definitely not what most are arguing against which is forced online check ins and restricting ownership of material.
"There's also a reason why they just announced yet another record breaking selling exclusive, the second this year." Yeeeeaah! How awesome is that right? Also Sony's PS4 is outselling the competition 10:1 and that's also some thing that should be said and celebrated! "Not the future, not a trend yet,.." I disagree, it is the future and the trend is already here or we wouldn't see each and every company following in the same or similar footsteps as they are now.
"each and every company following in the same or similar footsteps as they are now." Three companies is each and every? All companies that make the massive majority of their money from individual sales and not subscription services?
@christopher "Three companies is each and every?" No, not just three companies, don't know where you got that from. But the majority (or each and every) make their sales from subscriptions over long term not just individual sales. The ones in this market that we're discussing, in case I also have to lay that obviousness out also.
Not everyone has your internet. I experience no noticeable lag on now. 300 mb/s
Socom in there?
This came out of the blue. What a move!
Hmm....don’t you need Gold for Gamepass multiplayer? Doesn’t seem like you need psn+ for Now multiplayer. Interesting.
Still not available in Australia. sigh
Maybe that's a good thing? With all the issues we are having with NBN deployment and our internet speed on average suck balls. Don't you about you but my NBN area has been delayed from 1 year to now 3 years!!!! So having a streaming service that requires a fast quality and stable connection is paramount, can't see it going smoothly until NBN gets it right.
That doesn't mean that everyone has poor internet. I finally got NBN and even before that, my ADSL was at least good enough to download a game even if it took a while. I don't see how denying an optional service to us is a good thing.
Bring PS3 games to PS4, Sony. Then you can drop the Mic!
There is on now
No I mean downloadable PS3 games using an emulator on PS4. Just like MS did with 360 games.
i wonder why they capped the downloads at 200. i think that at $20 a month it's still a bit steep... although gamepass is technically $10 a month, deals can be found regularly by Microsoft and other outlets for less than $5.... not to mention that discounts offered should you want to buy any of the games offered...let's not forget the 1st party games available to all the day of release. as a side note, Microsoft is also negotiating plans for independent 3rd party games to debut on gamepass...so i still think gamepass has the edge.
Aww I thought they let you download PS3 titles!
Pretty crap list of games.
Ps2 and ps4. Wheres ps3? They want to sell it back to you again but at least most remasters are a good value (colossus, crash, etc). Funny how a week after they stop supporting ps2 consoles they announce PS retro console. 100 million ps2s, then stop supporting it and let go of the console that is BC with PS. On the flip side as mwr came out mw became BC. That's how you save people money. Buy the remaster if you want. Save money if you want. But the option is there. Price on this? Someone said 3 mo was the same as gp. Like any other service, a trial really helps, I'll have to check this out.
add ps1 and ps3 games
Sad that Gauntlet Dark Legacy isn't on the list, it was my favorite PS2 game.
Is it re-packaged for PS4 with 1080p and trophy support? those are the only ones they are adding to Now. They don't add Classic versions.
And still not yet available in Finland :/....
just isnt enough good games for me yet
Sad thing is most people haven't even tried psnow but because others say its laggy they just go with that and dont try it for themself. The service is actually very good
I find it incredible. Sony is way ahead as now everyone is catching up
Have you actually tried other gaming streaming services? If not, Sony is not way ahead of the game. There are several services that will deliver increasing gaming quality depending on your connection (all the way up to 4K and 60fps if you can support the ability.) PSNow sticks you at 720p, 30fps max, compression with artifacts no matter the quality of your connection. And yes I have tried PSNow a few times. It was laggy on my Google fiber connection for no reason I could find and my situation is not unique. You would think a clear 900Mbps would be enough. /s But, at the same time it was not really an issue on a friend's 30Mbps connection. So it can be crap shoot if it works well enough.
If they could just make it work in a ton more country's included mine, that would be cool.
agghhh, still no MAXIMO games.
I won’t use it as streaming is way better but now the people with bad internet can enjoy it. Which i guess was most people as most people would have rather wait for a download then pick up in play?
Not bad, I just think the price has to be lower if they arent including the most valuable games. I even think gamepass is too much and doesnt compete with gamefly.
Unfortunately it's not available in Poland. Who could suggest a good site to buy discounted PS now subscriptions for cheapest price? It can be any country's PSN, as long as the games would still be in English >.<
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