Sony’s Playstation Now streaming offering is set to be getting a rather nifty new service: game downloads. The PS Now platform is a Netflix-like subscription offering where players can stream Playstation games across the entire PS2, PS3 and PS4 back catalogs.
Expected to launch within the next couple of days, users will be able to download games from the PS4 and PS2 era for offline play. Sadly for some, there is as yet no news on when games from the PS3 console will make it onto this new downloadable PS Now service.
Players will also be able to move game save data from the Sony cloud so you can play without a network connection. Sony have said players will “need to connect your PS4 system to the internet every few days to verify your PS Now subscription, even if you are only playing downloaded games”.
Currently being offered at $9.99 a month and coming with more than 600 games, this policy change comes off the back of Microsoft’s recent changes to the Game Pass subscription service that can now include the opportunity to bundle the console hardware into the monthly subscription package.