The PlayStation Now subscription, a streaming service that allowed users to access hundreds of games, might not have received the same level of support that Xbox Game Pass did on launch, but that might change from today. Sony have announced that they will be lowering the price of PlayStation Now so it can “be offered at a more compelling price that is comparable to other entertainment streaming services on the market”.
PlayStation Now will be offered at £8.99/€9.99/$9.99 per month, or £49.99/€59.99/$59.99 per year, while quarterly prices have remained unchanged. For UK users, that’s a decrease in £4 per month and £35 per year, which is a fantastic deal when you consider that PlayStation Now offers so many games. Current customers will be able to see the new prices reflected on their next billing cycle, so if you haven’t signed up yet, now would be the time.
The service will also be bolstered by the launch of more games on the platform, with God of War, Infamous: Second Son, Uncharted 4: A Thieves’ End and GTA V joining PS Now. They’ll be available for the next three months, and each month will see more blockbuster titles added to the roster for a limited time. The idea appears to be the creation of a revolving door of standout PS4 titles, rotating games out on a regular basis to keep your library fresh.
Again, PlayStation Now might not have garnered as much mainstream attraction as Xbox Game Pass, but with an announcement like this, the tides may have shifted. What are your thoughts on this price drop? Obviously, you’re going to be happy about it, but sound off in the comments regardless.