Sony have today revealed that PlayStation Now is getting a huge makeover with a long requested feature: you will now be able to download select PS4 and PS2 games if you’re a subscriber, rather than having to stream them, which does still remain an option.
The likes of Bloodborne, God of War 3 Remastered, NBA 2K16, and Until Dawn will be downloadable to your hard drive with full support for DLC and microtransactions. This brings it more in line with Xbox Game Pass, though it still has a long way to go before it can match Microsoft’s service.
Handily, if you’ve been streaming through PlayStation Now and don’t want to lose your progress when you download the game, you can transfer your cloud saves to make sure you don’t miss out. You will, however, have to regularly connect to the internet every few days to ensure you can still play your downloaded games and verify your PS Now subscription.
If you’re wondering when PS3 games will be downloadable, don’t. The PS3 was a complex and almost alien piece of hardware that’s been notoriously difficult to provide backwards compatibility for, so the chances of it happening are very slim.
If you don’t immediately see the games available to download, the changes are being rolled out over the next two days so keep an eye out.
New subscribers to PlayStation Now can receive their first month for $9.99 with a year’s subscription setting you back $99.99. For all the details, check out the official announcement.
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