Sony have announced that their Netflix-like streaming service PlayStation Now will soon let you stream PlayStation 4 titles. To date, the service only offers a range of PlayStation 3 titles, and perhaps Microsoft’s recent service announcement, Xbox Game Pass had a part to play in this new offering.
A post on the PlayStation Blog stated: “As many of you know, PlayStation Now lets you stream hundreds of PS3 games — currently 483 to be exact — to your PS4 and Windows PC.
We’re excited to announce that PS Now’s catalog is set to grow even further, as we’ll be expanding to include a new platform: PlayStation 4 games. All of the games in the service, including PS4 games, will be included with a single PS Now subscription. We’ll share more information as we get closer to launch, so stay tuned.”
Last month, Sony announced that PlayStation Now will soon end on PlayStation 3, Vita and other outlets such as smart TVs. This means that only those who possess a PlayStation 4 or Windows PC can take advantage of the service.
What I find interesting personally, is how the most hardcore of those against the Xbox platform and its ‘Play Anyway’ feature, allowing Windows 10 PCs to play Xbox exclusives; are not opposed to this idea at all. Depending on the games on offer going forward, PC players could soon be enjoying some of the best PlayStation exclusive titles. What this means now is more games for more players, and developers can look forward to reaching new fans, and bigger potentials for sequels.
Perhaps Sony will be limited in their offers of exclusive titles though. We may not see Horizon Zero Dawn, Nioh or Nier Automata any time soon, or at all, but perhaps Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End?
If you’re interested in trying out the service to see how it holds up on your internet connection, give it a spin with the seven-day free trial.