Recently, Microsoft announced its Xbox Gaming streaming service that will allow streaming of Xbox 360 games and Xbox One games for $9.99. Sony has had PlayStation Now for a few years, as it would allow players to stream PS3 games to a number of different devices such as televisions. Sony recently removed the ability to do it on televisions and other devices besides PlayStation devices and Windows PC. The subscription costs $19.99 and offers 483 PS3 games to play for that price. Today, Sony has announced that PS4 games will be joining the subscription, as well.
“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.”
A private test will kick off in the next few weeks for the PS4 games. No specific titles have been announced, but you should expect launch and year one titles early on. PlayStation Now uses cloud saves so playing over the streaming service will allow players to pick up a game where they left off on a physical game. This can be done on a Windows PC, as well. Sony offers a seven day trial for PlayStation Now for new subscribers, so if you have been on the fence about trying this out, you might want to wait to see what the first wave of games are. Games like Red Dead Redemption and The Last of Us are currently available on the service along with many more.