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PlayStation Now to add PS4 games

Streaming service will expand catalog to current-gen console later this year

Sony is modernizing its streaming game service. The company today announced that PlayStation Now will expand its catalog to include PlayStation 4 games later this year.

PS Now currently boasts a library of nearly 500 PlayStation 3 games, and subscribers on the PS4 and PC will be able to stream those titles as well as PS4 games. Additionally, PS Now cloud saving will let players start a game on one platform and pick it up on another. It's not clear exactly when PS4 titles will be added to the mix for all users, but Sony said it will begin a by-invitation test among some PS Now subscribers in the coming weeks.

The PlayStation Now service currently supports a wide range of platforms, including PC, PS4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV, Sony Bravia TVs, Samsung TVs, and Sony Blu-ray players. However, Sony last month announced that it would soon be pulling the plug on all platforms except PC and PS4, saying, "This move puts us in the best position to grow the service even further." The service will be terminated on Bravia 2016 TVs April 1, with the remainder of the platforms being cut from PS Now on August 15.

At present, Sony charges $20 for a one-month subscription to PS Now, or $45 for a three-month subscription.

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Latest comments (2)

Paul Jace Merchandiser 2 months ago
"The company today announced that PlayStation Now will expand its catalog to include PlayStation 4 games later this year."

"Additionally, PS Now cloud saving will let players start a game on one platform and pick it up on another."

Hmm, I wonder where they got those ideas from....
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Paul Jace Merchandiser 2 months ago
The answer is Microsoft of course. Playstation Now has been around for at least 2 years and their announcement of adding PS4 games is a direct response to Microsoft's recent Xbox Game Pass announcement which will include current gen Xbox One games and not just last gen 360 games like PS Now has been doing(last gen PS3 games) up to this point.

Also, Microsoft's "Play Anywhere" strategy has been letting gamer's on Xbox One and Windows 10 start games on one system and pick up play on the other since last year. For the current market leader Sony sure likes following others a lot.
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