The DLC thing is a real pain in the ass. How is it not possible to get/use DLC while streaming? I mean, I understand why it's tough, but they should figure it out.
Actually, I was careful to point out the obvious errors first to avoid other people from repeatedly doing so. There are valid points for discussion in the article. If I had not done that, the thread would have gone downhill fast with repeat responses calling attention to the same errors. That's gratitude I suppose. lol
Yes, there's already a select few PS2 games you can buy and download on PS4.I've never thought about this but if you can download PS2 games on PS4 through PS Now, doesn't that mean the PS4 is backward compatible with PS2 games? Or does it work differently than, say, downloading Xbox or Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One?
And can you download PS2 games outside of PS Now?
You've been able to download PS2 and PS4 games on PS4 for over a year now. The service is still 100% streaming-only on PC though, just like all PS3 games on PS4.
Yeah, PSNOW does have a sort of stink on it.
Well that puts a damper on the service's value. If Sony's going to add any first-party games they should be permanent.
Agreed, especially considering how old some of these games are. I can obviously understand GTA V not being there permanently considering it's a 3rd party and still sells an insane amount every year but Sony's games should definitely stay permanently once added.
Correct, but unfortunately the amount of PS2 games available is quite small.
It’s one of the biggest issues with PSNow (along with no large scale native ps1/2/3 support).
This is true. Sony gets to these things first, don't move fast enough and has shitty branding and then they end up having to drop the service. See crackle, which was streaming before netflix, and vue which was doing live tv before hulu, youtube.
Been saying the same and I don't understand why they've never done this, so many people simply can't subscribe because of where they live.
That's not going to happen while Sony's major AAA exclusives keep selling gangbusters. I don't get the impression that Sony is trying to be the "Netflix of gaming", maybe something more akin to HBO.
It was in September 2018 when they first started to offer downloads, and about 80% of PS4 games were downloadable there and then. And I believe that shifted to 100% before the end of the year. Unless there is some weird outlier all PS4 games added to the service have been downloadable for close to a year
Clearly not. They've made a big fancy live action PS Now advert that is on TV constantly here in the UK and in cinemas and on social media too.
14 months isn't exactly "years" but fair enough.
Gamepass invented subscription services.