Sony has added a collection of PS4 games to PlayStation Now. This means that for the first time ever you can now play PS4 games on your Windows computer. This also represents a significant upgrade to the PlayStation Now service overall, which until now has only been capable of streaming PS3 games.
PlayStation Now is a cloud gaming service. For a flat fee (of $19.99 per month or $99 per year) you get access to hundreds of PlayStation games. Unlike the Xbox Games Pass you don’t get to download the games to play offline. As a substitute, you stream them just as you stream movies on Netflix.
The PlayStation 4 Joins PlayStation Now
As announced in early March 2017, Sony has switched things up by adding PS4 titles to the PlayStation Now list for the first time. There are just 20 PS4 games included in this initial collection, with Sony promising many more from the likes of 2K, Capcom, Codemasters to come down the pike.
As of now, the list of PS4 games offered on PlayStation Now is as follows:
- Ultra Street Fighter IV
- Broken Age
- Killzone Shadow Fall
- God of War 3 Remastered
- Saints Row IV: Re-Elected
- Tropico 5
- F1 2015
- Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition
- Castlestorm Definitive Edition
- MX vs ATV Supercross Encore
- Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition
- Grim Fandango Remastered
- Akiba’s Beat
- WWE 2K16
- Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky
- Super Mega Baseball
Which PS4 game do you want to play first on your PC?
This is a mixed selection of games, with some gems (God of War 3 Remastered, WWE 2K16) mixed in with a lot of middling titles you can already play on other platforms. Still, this is early days for PS4 games on PlayStation Now, and the quality and quantity of titles is sure to advance over time.
Playing PS4 games on a PS4 is, well, nothing out of the ordinary. However, PlayStation Now also lets you stream games on a Windows PC, and that is potentially worth the price of admission. PlayStation Now also used to work on the PS3, PS Vita, PlayStation TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Sony Bravia TVs, and Sony Blu-ray players, but Sony is ending support for those platforms on August 15.
Right Now, Good Internet Connection is All you Need
This is an important development for PlayStation Now. It changes it from a service for those looking to play classic games on their PS4 or PC to a service for everyone ensconced in the PlayStation ecosystem. It would still be better to download the games rather than stream them, but assuming you have fast enough internet connections, PlayStation Now could be for you.
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Do you currently pay for PlayStation Now? If so, how are you finding it? Are you happy to see PS4 games joining the lineup? Please let us know in the comment section below!