For those who subscribe to Sony’s PlayStation Now feature to stream select PlayStation games on a subscription-based plan, you will be happy to hear they are now allowing subscribers to download PS4 and PS2 games.
This comes as a welcome update for a service that focused on playing games by streaming them directly from the cloud to either your PS4 or PC. The service provides subscribers access to play over 650 games across PS3, PS3, and PS4 generations, so having these available to download for offline play is a huge boon. The caveat to this feature is that it will only be available for PS4 owners, so those who use PlayStation Now on their PC will be out of luck.
In addition to the ability to download, Sony also informed owners the downloaded PS Now games will also support, “all user-purchased DLCs, microtransactions, and add-ons, as well as PS4 Pro enhancements for subscribers using a PS4 Pro system.”
PlayStation Now does not require a PlayStation Plus membership for online multiplayer, so the ability to download PlayStation Now games to PS4, along with support for all purchased DLC brings the service closer to a full-fledged alternative to purchasing games.
A 12-month subscription is available for $99.99, with 1 and 3 month subscriptions available as well. This annual price is an offer running through September 25th, so if you are interested in signing up, you still have a couple days before the price rises.
I’ve never tried PlayStation Now myself, but I can see how it would appeal to many people, especially those looking to play classic PS2 and PS3 games. If I did not own a PS4, I would be tempted to sign up to play them on my PC. But what do you think of PlayStation Now? Have you used the service before? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!