PlayStation Now (PS Now), Sony’s game streaming service announced that it will soon let gamers play PS4 games. Allowing this PS4 games to play on Windows Pcs as well is a major update here. This approach will directly have a shock on PC gamers who could see greater value in PS Now.
PlayStation Now (PS Now), Sony’s Netflix-like game streaming service will let subscribers play PS4 games. This means you will be able to play PS4 games on Windows PCs as well as the PS4 itself. For the latter it gives another method to play games aside from buying them digitally and on disc. As for the earlier, it means PC gamers could see greater value in PlayStation Now depending on how this is implemented.
We’ll share more information as we get closer to launch, so stay tuned. In the next few weeks we’ll kick off a private test with PS4 games on PS Now. If you’re an active PS Now subscriber, keep an eye on your email in case you get an invitation,” posted Brian Dunn, Senior Marketing Manager of PlayStation Now.
If you wish to give this a try, you can use free seven-day trial on their store. This new approach of bringing PS4 is still in testing mode and the launch date is not yet announced. Sony is said to involve its active PS Now users for the purpose of testing.
Since its launch, PS Now has been lots of downsides because of its issues related to pricing and reliability.
It costs $19.99 for a month, which is quite a huge amount. On the other hand, it requires a good amount of bandwidth to play with no much trouble.
Currently, this service allows to play PS3 games and the company just announced that It will be bringing PS4 games to it as well.
It looks like an answer to Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass. PS Now also uses cloud saves feature which lets you start a game on PS4 and then continue playing it on another PS4 or even a Windows PC.
Regarding of the reason, it’s a good way to add more value to PS Now subscriptions, although we won’t be surprised to see a period of exclusivity wherein a PS4 game will stay on Sony’s black box before making it to PS Now.