Sony has added a selection of PS4 games to PlayStation Now. Which means that for the first time ever you can now play PS4 games on your PC. This also represents a significant upgrade to the PlayStation Now service overall, which until now has only been capable of streaming PS3 games.
PlayStation Now is a cloud gaming service. For a flat fee (of $19.99/month or $99/year) you get access to hundreds of PlayStation games. Unlike the Xbox Games Pass you don’t get to download the games to play offline. Instead, you stream them just as you stream movies on Netflix.
The PlayStation 4 Joins PlayStation Now
As announced in March 2017, Sony has switched things up by adding PS4 titles to the PlayStation Now roster for the first time. There are just 20 PS4 games included in this initial batch, with Sony promising many more from the likes of 2K, Capcom, Codemasters to come down the pike.
For now, the list of PS4 games available on PlayStation Now is as follows:
- Killzone Shadow Fall
- God of War 3 Remastered
- Saints Row IV: Re-Elected
- WWE 2K16
- Tropico 5
- Ultra Street Fighter IV
- F1 2015
- Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition
- MX vs ATV Supercross Encore
- Broken Age
- Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition
- Grim Fandango Remastered
- Akiba’s Beat
- Castlestorm Definitive Edition
- Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky
- Super Mega Baseball
This is a mixed selection of games, with some gems (God of War 3 Remastered, WWE 2K16) mixed in with a lot of middling titles you can already play on other platforms. Still, this is early days for PS4 games on PlayStation Now, and the quality and quantity of titles is sure to improve over time.
Playing PS4 games on a PS4 is, well, nothing out of the ordinary. However, PlayStation Now also lets you stream games on a Windows PC, and that is potentially worth the price of admission. PlayStation Now also used to work on the PS3, PS Vita, PlayStation TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Sony Bravia TVs, and Sony Blu-ray players, but Sony is ending support for those platforms on August 15.
Just Make Sure You Have Good Internets
This is an important development for PlayStation Now. It changes it from a service for those looking to play classic games on their PS4 or PC to a service for everyone ensconced in the PlayStation ecosystem. It would still be preferable to download the games rather than stream them, but assuming you have fast enough internets, PlayStation Now could be for you.
Do you currently pay for PlayStation Now? If so, how are you finding it? Are you pleased to see PS4 games joining the lineup? If you don’t currently pay for PlayStation Now, are these new additions enough to make you consider it? Please let us know in the comments below!