PlayStation Now game streaming service hits open beta today on PS4 in the US and Canada!!!!
Sony is launching a public beta for its PlayStation Now video game streaming initiative in the US and Canada today (July 31).
For now, the service will be available exclusively on the PlayStation 4, although Sony has reiterated that it’ll be coming to other platforms such as the older PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita handheld and PlayStation TV micro-console.
Over 100 titles will be available to rent through the PlayStation Store, with different prices for 4-hour ($2.99), 7-day ($5.99), 30-day ($7.99) and 90-day ($14.99) loan periods. These prices could be altered – Sony says a $1.99 tier will be added in the future, and that it’s still considering a subscription plan.
“We’ve heard you loud and clear for an update on a PS Now subscription option and want to reassure you that we are working on it,” Jack Buser, Senior Director for PlayStation Now said in a blog post.
Earlier this week, EA announced a video game subscription service for the Xbox One called Access. For $4.99 per month or $29.99 per year, console owners can access a ‘Vault’ of games including Battlefield 4, FIFA 14 and Madden NFL 25. In a statement sent to Game Informer, Sony said it had considered the service but thought it was of poor value for PlayStation gamers.
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