PlayStation Now is one of those streaming services that showed great promise when it launched, but it hasn’t made any progress in some time. It would seem that after news of Sony cancelling PlayStation Now service in everything (including microwaves) and limiting them to PS4 consoles, Sony is finally adding PS4 games to their PS3 only line-up.
According to their blog post, Sony announced that they will be offering PS4 games to PlayStation Now that will be playable on PS4 and your PC. They are using the Microsoft method of cross-play, which will allow you to play a game on your PC and continue it on your PS4, or vice-versa. They will make this available soon but it is going into private testing.
Here’s a list of some of the most popular games on PlayStation Now during February:
- Red Dead Redemption
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2
- Mortal Kombat
- WWE 2K15
- The Last of Us
- Mafia II
- Injustice: Gods Among Us
- NBA 2K14
- Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution
- Batman Arkham Origins
As cool as this is, it still leaves some fans in a position to evaluate what Sony is offering versus what Microsoft recently announced with their game pass. Sony will require you to stream the games, no downloading option available, while Microsoft users will be able to download the game. This major benefit for Microsoft will allow people to skirt past data cap limitations or broadband capabilities.
As Sony dominated the marketplace but seemed to rest on their laurels as Microsoft made some changes and began to move ahead. Again, the benefit of adding PS4 games to the service will remain with what titles are available. The same can be said of Microsoft, but only time will tell.