PlayStation Now Ready For Official Launch Next Week

Sony’s streaming game rental service, PlayStation Now, is ready to jump out of beta and will be available in the United States and Canada officially on January 13. The program will be available first on PlayStation 4 with other platforms to follow.

PlayStation Now gives PlayStation 4 users the option to play PlayStation 3 games without the need for downloads, patches, or updates. It’s a streaming service which allows the ability to save their game progress into the cloud so you can pick it back up from any device that uses PlayStation Now. Currently there are over 100 titles available for rental from Sony and many other third party companies as well.

While it has been available for a few months now, this official launch of the service will introduce a new subscription plan outside of the hourly/monthly options. Starting on the 13th, users can purchase a monthly subscription for $19.99 or a three month plan starting at $44.99 which also breaks down to 15 bucks a month. What’s a bit odd is the fact that Sony didn’t announce a yearly based plan.

If you want to see a complete list of available games, well, Sony has you covered there as well. Here’s the page you’ll want to visit. Also, don’t forget to download the free PlayStation Now theme once the store updates on the 13th to be automatically entered to potentially win a year long subscription to the service. Actually, don’t do that. The less of you that do, the greater my chances of winning. *insert evil laugh here*

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3 Responses to PlayStation Now Ready For Official Launch Next Week

  1. Hatm0nster says:

    Sounds like something great for those who no longer have their PS3’s or never had one to begin with, for others…maybe not as worth it.

    • Yeah, I’m leaning that way as well especially when you consider this is an additional charge on top of PlayStation+ memberships and whatever else you are a member of (Xbox Live, etc).

      It’s not something I see myself using all that often or at all.

      • Hatm0nster says:

        Same here. I still have every console I’ve ever owned, so this sort of service is definitely not something for the likes of me. However, there are plenty of Playstation newcomers out there.

        Still, for some reason the idea of digitally renting a game is something I just don’t think I could do. When it comes to digitally distributed games I’ll buy it or I won’t. Renting would just be like a weird middle ground.

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