PlayStation Now Subscription Model Unveiled


Early this morning, Sony announced by way of the PlayStation Blog that PlayStation Now is set to undergo a transformation, and will now function as an all-you-can-play subscription service for gamers.

Having launched as an open beta for the United States back in July 2014, PlayStation Now is a service that allows games to be purchased and streamed to various devices, including the PS4, PS3, Vita, and some Sony TVs.

Many fans and critics found fault with PS Now, in that the games were limited in number, platform type, and were often just as expensive as buying the game outright from a retailer or the PlayStation Store. Thankfully, that’s all about to change.

Sony’s director of Marketing, Peter Jamshidi, wrote on the blog that: “Starting January 13, we’ll launch a subscription service for PlayStation Now that will provide instant and unlimited access to a catalog of more than 100 PS3 games.” Pay-per-game is becoming a thing of the past.

The pricing options are akin to the way PS Plus is currently operating. Users will be able to buy a one month subscription for $19.99, while a three month subscription will cost $44.99, which ends up being roughly $15 dollars a month.

These subscription options will be available only to PS4 users as of January 13, and the library of games currently consists only of PS3 games, such as Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, God of War: Ascension, and The Last of Us. A 7-day free trial app will be available for those interested in trying out the service before going all in.

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