How Many PS4 Owners Really Want To Play PS3 Games?
This is not a rhetorical question. I'd really like to know what most PlayStation 4 owners think.
PlayStation Now is basically here and everyone is debating the obvious question: Is it worth the cost?
It'll be $19.99/month or $44.99 for three months. To me, the answer is entirely dependent upon your gaming habits, and how often you'd use this service. For some, it'd be well worth it, especially considering the size of the PS3 library. For others, $20/month is just another subscription cost and one they wouldn't take enough advantage of. But this also hinges on whether or not PS4 owners are really that interested in playing older games.
Hey, don't get me wrong, I love old games every now and then. I still play PlayStation titles from every generation (PS1, PS2 and PS3), and I even have an SNES hooked up in the bedroom (which doesn't gather as much dust as you might think). I also understand that early on in a new generation, there aren't a huge amount of titles everyone wants to play. Hence, I would think something like Now would've been more effective had it launched alongside the PS4 in late 2013.
But as the generation goes on, a gamer's backlog will continue to fill with current titles and let's face it, they'll take precedence over the likes of Killzone 3, The Last Of Us, etc. To me, it almost seems like the backwards compatibility argument: The farther you go in any given generation, the less most gamers are interested in b/c. It's just a given. And so, I wonder how PlayStation fans will respond to Now...
1/5/2015 9:47:03 PM Ben Dutka