Sony’s PS Now service started its Open Beta in 2014 in the USA and Canada on July 31, September 18, and October 14 for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita/PS TV respectively.
Almost a year later, the streaming service has now gotten a huge upgrade. PS Now Senior Marketing Manager Brian Dunn gave some details about the upgrade on the PlayStation blog yesterday. In the post, Dunn writes about how this new feature will allow for the play of 51 PS4 games, on top of the existing 350 PS3 titles. This upgrade now gives gamers the opportunity to play any of these titles on the PS4 or a PC. Granted, a player’s online connection speed will determine the image quality of the game, and streaming games like this will probably result in lower image quality than one would get from a physical Blu-ray or pulling directly from a PC’s hard drive.
All of this being said, it’s still a very cool upgrade that PS Now subscribers are getting. There’s a lot of games in there now, and it would be a good bet that more are coming. On their website, PlayStation has released a full list of the 400 titles available for streaming through this new PS Now upgrade. Even though the first group of games is comprised of older titles, it still allows us to relive some of our favorites, without taking up space in our digital memory.
Subscriptions to PS Now run at $99.99 for a 12-month plan in the USA, so gamers will have to weigh the cost vs how much they want to play/replay these older games on their PCs. Some titles of note include, God of War III: Remastered, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and the ever popular Heavy Rain. The rest of the compatible PS4 games are as follows:
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers
Back To Bed
Battle Worlds Kronos
Blood Bowl 2
Castlestorm Definitive Edition
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition
Day Of The Tentacle Remastered
Dead Nation Apocalypse
Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky
Farming Simulator 15
Grand Ages: Medieval
Grim Fandango Remastered
Kickbeat Special Edition
Legend Of Kay Anniversary
MX Vs ATV Supercross Encore
Pure Hold’em World Poker Championship
Saint’s Row IV Re-Elected
Shadow Of The Beast
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes And Punishments
Stick It To The Man
Super Mega Baseball
Super Stardust Ultra
The Last Tinker: City of Colors
This War Of Mine: The Little Ones
Tour De France 2016
Ultra Street Fighter IV
With the popularity of streaming, and gaming itself seemingly moving toward a more digital format, it’s a good bet that we’ll see more titles added to this list.
Let us know your thoughts on these titles and on PS Now, dear readers! What do you, the gamers, want to see PlayStation release for streaming? How do you feel about the service itself? Leave us a comment down below!