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PlayStation Now Adds PS4 and PS2 Game Downloads

PlayStation Now Adds PS4 and PS2 Game Downloads - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2018 / 2,500 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that PlayStation Now users can now download games from the service to their PlayStation 4, so they can now play them locally and offline. 

Nearly all games on the PlayStation Now service will be available for download. This includes Bloodborne, God of War 3 Remastered, NBA 2K16, and Until Dawn.


Downloaded PlayStation Now games will support all DLC, add-ons, microtransactions, and PlayStation 4 Pro enhancements. 

The download features will roll out to users over the next couple of days. Users will need to connect your PlayStation 4 to the internet every few days to verify your PlayStation Now subscription. 


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8 Comments

Kerotan (on 21 September 2018)

A big step in the right direction. This could become the Netflix of gaming come ps5.


Oneeee-Chan!!! (on 21 September 2018)

Nice.


VAMatt (on 23 September 2018)

I've been thinking about Game Pass, but haven't yet taken the plunge. That will probably happen when the first MS exclusive I'm interested in launches. PS Now apparently isn't going to add new releases, so I'm not sure what would prompt me to subscribe. But, at least I can seriously consider it now.


Thisguywhokills (on 22 September 2018)

Good job now I see myself getting a subscription


Liquid_faction (on 22 September 2018)

This makes PS NOW that much more attractive. If they'll allow downloads for PS3 games, you bet I'll give them my credit card number.


Chicho (on 22 September 2018)

Ps3 is complex and hard to emulate, i dont think ps4 can do it.


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DialgaMarine (on 21 September 2018)

That's pretty good. Hopefully they can get PS1 games in there as well, and start more on the PS1/ PS2 part of the library. I would hope that PS3 downloading will come eventually as well, if Sony can find a work around for the hardware.


Rafie (on 21 September 2018)

Now I feel PS Now is worth it. Well drop the price a bit and it will be selling as well as Game Pass for Xbox One.


LinkDaHero (on 21 September 2018)

Game pass is more expensive that PS now in the long term. Game pass is $9.99 a month while PS now is $99.99 for a year.


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Rafie (on 21 September 2018)

Let me rephrase. Sony should adopt the price options to Game Pass. 99.99 a year is a bit much. I mean glad we have options, but we don't have 10 month options. That would be grand.


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DialgaMarine (on 21 September 2018)

Not to jab at you, but how do you know Game Pass is selling more subs than PS Now?


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Rafie (on 21 September 2018)

I certainly didn't take your comment as a jab. It's a legitimate question. Unfortunately I've been omitting words that i wanted to write. My mind is processing faster than my hands can type. I wanted to add the word "seemingly" and also be as popular as Game Pass. PS Now before this announcement wasn't as popular as GP at all. It actually got a lot of flak. Now with this announcement we're good. So no, I don't have any proof of it selling better. I will say this. I don't know a lot of people who have PS Now. I know a lot of folks who have Game Pass. Then again, it's just me. Sorry for the confusion.


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dx11332sega (on 21 September 2018)

No PS3 downloads?


Rafie (on 21 September 2018)

I don't think the PS3 can downloads PS4 games due to hardware limitations. At least you can download PS3 games to the PS4. That's awesome!


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DialgaMarine (on 21 September 2018)

My best guess would be it's something they're still working on.


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Thisguywhokills (on 22 September 2018)

PS4 and PS3 have different architecture


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Angelv577 (on 22 September 2018)

Dont think it is possible on ps4. Probably will be introduced on ps5


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