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Has Sony Fixed PlayStation Now?

Sony was far ahead of its competitors when it released PlayStation Now in 2014. The service was the first major foray into game streaming, but at the time it was laughably ineffective.

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SamPao153d ago

did you fix your internet?

rainslacker153d ago

PSNow wasn't broken. It worked fine for years. If one had issues with the performance, it likely wasn't because PSNow was bad, but because their connection was not that great....which is really a common occurrence for most people's internet service.

DethWish153d ago

Will we ever get ps1 games on it? Like the ps3s ps1 downloadable games library

PhoenixUp153d ago

They should roll the service to more devices again

LucasRuinedChildhood152d ago

Criticism of PS Now is generally not well received on N4G but it has gotten a lot better in the last year since they added game downloads and more AAA PS4 games.

I do think that unless the service has games on Day 1 (which would result in less sales), then it's always going to be an interior service to Games Pass. If it has games Day 1, it would be the better service by default since it also has streaming.

Realms152d ago

Inferior how? Since Sony exclusives actually sell meanwhile MS's only good AAA game has been Forza so Idon't actually see the value given that MS has very little in terms of must have AAA games worth even getting the service for. If by value you mean getting shitty games like sea of thieves or glitchy games like stay of decay 2 then by all means but it's stretching it a bit by saying PS Now is an inferior service given that you get access to way more games than with game pass.

You can't just say it's a better service just because MS may potentially have better games in the future as it stands now it's debatable given the quality of games they offer day 1 because they aren't that good a side from a handful of games and that's me being generous.

LucasRuinedChildhood152d ago (Edited 152d ago )

I don't even have an XB1 but I'm not a mindless cheerleader. I can see the forest for the trees and I can recognize that Games Pass is obviously a better service. Your comment is just really childish and dismissive. For example, it's pretty obvious to me that PS Plus has been offering WAY better games in the last year than GFG. I'm very happy with Nioh and Outlast 2. But I can see when things are the other way around as well.

"You can't just say it's a better service just because MS may potentially have better games in the future .... "

In the last few months, The Outer Words and Gears 5 (great games) were given for free on Day 1 on Games Pass which has never happened on PS Now. These games were reviewed well and would sell well (The Outer Worlds is selling great on PS4) but MS is just way more committed to Games Pass.

I'm having a look now and Games Pass also has tons of 2019 games while most PS Now games being added are at least a few years old. PS Now doesn't have 2019 games like Gears 5, The Outer Worlds, Devil May Cry 5, Metro Exodus, Outer Wilds, Afterparty, Dirt Rally 2, World War Z, etc and has was less 2018 games. All of the last gen games can be played locally with better performance as well. The difference is night and day.

To me buying PS Now would be fairly pointless. I tried out the free trial last year to play Steep because it's not a game that I felt like buying and I wanted to play Resistance 3 again but my internet isn't very good - I should just be able to download the game like on XB1. I'd love to go back and platinum it with a Dualshock 4. Games Pass would actually offer real value to me since it has new and more recent games on it.

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