PlayStation Now's Pricing And Packaging Similar To Netflix
Sony's new streaming PlayStation Now service was recently announced during the CES event in Las Vegas.
However, we don't have exact pricing details just yet, so it's a common question to hear from gamers: "How much will this cost me?" Sony doesn't have a number but in a new PlayStation Access video (see it below), we find out that prospective subscribers should suspect Netflix-like membership packages.
Obviously, it seems a PS Now subscription will be an additional fee atop PlayStation Plus, which is required to play games online. For the record, Netflix currently charges $8/month, which lets users stream video content to two screens at once. If you fork over $12/month, you can stream to four screens simultaneously, but Sony hasn't confirmed if PS Now will let you stream to multiple screens.
Sony further adds that streamed games you play via Now will be "fully featured." So, you can save your game, earn Trophies and play multiplayer online; essentially, you should be able to do everything you'd do with the disc-based version of the game. Look for the beta on PS3 later this month; the service is slated to roll out some time this summer.
1/9/2014 11:08:28 AM Ben Dutka