Playstation Now cloud gaming service lowers prices and adds new games

By Tommy Thai

In rather surprising news, Sony just announced a new price cut to its cloud gaming streaming service, Playstation Now. In the blog, it states that the new monthly price will just be $9.99 USD a month (down from $19.99 a month). In a move that could be a possible response to Google’s upcoming cloud gaming-based console, Google Stadia, the blog states that it does this so that “PS Now will be offered at a more compelling price that is comparable to other entertainment streaming services on the market.” It also goes further to mention that PS Now has the “largest game library of any console game subscription service,” clearly a sign that it is gearing up for increased competition in the future with Google Stadia and Xbox’s upcoming similar service xCloud.

Playstation Now, often abbreviated PS Now, is a streaming service that runs the actual hardware necessary to run games on Sony’s own servers in designated locations. However, like a subscription service such as Netflix or Hulu, it is possible to rent these services yourself for a fee and stream them directly to your device. Perhaps the greatest advantage of this service is that has titles from as far back as the PS2 era – as well as the modern titles from the PS3 and PS4. Some of the new games that are being added with this new price update are the popular God of War (2018), GTA V, inFAMOUS Second Son, and Uncharted 4 – all of which will be available on the service until at least January 2020.

All of this big news doesn’t just apply to PS4 owners either though. PS Now also works with any Windows-based PC that meets the minimum requirements Sony outlines in their streaming requirements. This service is now technically the only way some games, like God of War or Uncharted 4, that PC-only gamers can experience without buying an entire gaming console. This is all another big win for the cloud gaming space.

You can sign up for a free 7 day trial of PS Now at https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/playstation-now/

Source: PS Blog

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