PlayStation Now Subscription Models in the Works

pslogo box PlayStation Now is about to launch its US and Canadian Beta on PlayStation consoles and Sony is finding harder and harder to avoid the question of ow much will it cost?

PlayStation Now is about to launch its US and Canadian Beta on PlayStation consoles and Sony is finding harder and harder to avoid the question that just about everyone with any interest in Sony's game streaming service that will (in the future) allow users to play select PlayStation 3 titles on a multitude of Sony/PlayStation devices. How much will it cost?

 

 

Senior Director of PlayStation Digital Platforms, Jack Buser finally answered this question... kind of "...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." So for a concrete answer we'll likely have to wait until they finish fleshing out the details.

 

The Current PlayStation 4 Beta allows users to use the rental feature to play titles for 4 hours, 7 days, 30 days, or 90 days. The prices for these rentals very from game to game. Pricing has been a point of concern for all potential customers, Buser noted that there will be reduced pricing on some of the four hour rentals in the coming weeks. In what we can assume was a way to justify some prices, he also reminded customers that some of the titles available come with DLC included.

 

If your thinking about trying it out for yourself I should remind you that Sony recommends you have a minimum of a 5MB internet connection available and that you have you PlayStation set up on a wired connection not a wireless one. Players will still be able to grow their PlayStation Trophy collection across the 100+ games available in the Beta, and the service will extend to the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and select Sony 2014 TV's "soon".

 

Source: PlayStation Blog