Good news, gamers! Game-streaming service PlayStation Now will be adding PlayStation 4 games within the year. The service, which supports both PS4 and PC, will be making more current titles available later this year.
PlayStation Now officially started in 2014 and only arrived on PC last year. According to an announcement via PlayStation Blog, PS Now Senior Marketing Manager Brian Dunn revealed an upcoming PS4 gameplay upgrade.
PlayStation Now Will Add PS4 Games
Sony has just announced it’s expanding the PS Now streaming service. “All of the games in the service, including PS4 games, will be included with a single PS Now subscription,” says Sony.
“We’ll share more information as we get closer to launch, so stay tuned.” Currently, the service streams legacy PS4 games to PS4s and PC for $19,99 a month. Game Rant notes that there are 483 PS3 games available including the big titles like Red Dead Redemption. PS4 games will be added to the service with no additional cost to users.
Explaining how the service works, the press release adds that there is a large and expanding library of games available. “Since PS Now utilizes our cloud streaming technology, you can access the entire catalog of games, select one, and start playing quickly without needing to wait for downloads.”
He detailed that the team is kicking off a private test with select PS4 games in the coming weeks. Sony told subscribers to keep an eye out for email invitations to participate. It should be noted that the service has only been posted in the US blog and hasn’t been shared via the UK platform.
Aside from the addition of PS4 games, Sony has reported another significant update. Sony will be dropping hardware support for older platforms PS3, PS Vita, and select TVs. This means PS Now will only be available via PS4 and Windows PC.
Sony announced that it is discontinuing such services to be able to better focus on developing PS4 and PC platforms.
PlayStation vs Xbox Rivalry
The PS Now announcement comes hot on the heels of the Xbox Game Pass. The subscription enables users to access over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles at a significantly lower $9.99 a month.
Although, unlike PS Now, Microsoft is offering game downloads as opposed to streaming services.