PlayStation Now Launching With ‘Hundreds’ Of Games


As reported by IGN, who had access to an invite-only PlayStation event, PlayStation Now will launch in North America this summer with “hundreds” of titles available. Reporters saw firsthand accounts of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Fortune running on the PS4, while Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus was shown working on the PS Vita, learning that it is currently under closed beta.

Sony is taking a huge risk with their PlayStation Now services. By trusting in Gaikai, they’re taking a $380 million bet in what will turn out to be their own digital renting service. With a rumored $4.99 – $5.99 cost being floated around, the hope is that Sony offers a subscription service for PlayStation Now, similar to PlayStation Plus.

Due to the fact that the games aren’t natively ported, and will be streamed via download connection, there’s a lot of moving parts involved with the service that points to a potential bust if people don’t buy into the idea. PlayStation Now has to be affordable and provide a robust library across several devices. Sony seems to have one half down pat, now we wait for the other shoe to drop.


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