- Oct 28, 2017
I love OP’s outrage followed by the confirmation that the average person is still confused by PSNow’s current offerings
Death Stranding doesn't have direct multiplayer, no in-game store to nickel n dime people with overpriced skins, doesn't have battle pass etc, and no goals for "long term user engagement" or "player retention". Pretty big reasons to not give it away for $1 or even $15.
That would maybe be a fair argument if they were giving them away for "free" (ala PS Plus) but a month or so to play a game that will be sub $20 in 6 months is ridiculous.
Exactly, I mean it's not like the outer worlds just came out on game pass or anything, a game loaded with in game purchases /sDeath Stranding doesn't have direct multiplayer, no in-game store to nickel n dime people with overpriced skins, doesn't have battle pass etc, and no goals for "long term user engagement" or "player retention". Pretty big reasons to not give it away for $1 or even $15.
When Sony's game be selling 3 million it's first month, is at least 3 million reason why it's not.
This is the main thing I'd want. I can't imagine Sony got more than $100 out of, say, Uncharted 1 this calendar year. Just put it on the service permanently. Anyone actually going out and buying games like that are certainly doing it used, so Sony's not seeing a cent. Use that huge catalog to really pad the service out.Lack of first party games (no this is not me saying they should be there day 1) and more recent big 3rd party hitters. Just imagine how much better the service would be if the inFAMOUS games, The Last of Us Remastered, The Uncharted Nathan Drake Collection, The Order 1886, Ratchet & Clank, The Last Guardian, Uncharted 4, Horizon Zero Dawn, WipEout Omega Collection, Detroit Become Human, God of War and Shadow of the Colossus were there permanently. Those are all over a year and a half old by the way.
Yes and no. Sony created a PS2 emulator for the PS4, but it doesn't allow you to just pop in a PS2 game or download it if you bought it. You have to rebuy the PS4 specific version.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?
Like Microsoft did with Game Pass Ultimate?If Sony really wants to lead they should just merge Plus and Now. One subscription that can support PS4/PS5 downloads and streaming, pays for online, cloud, discounts, services, etc. Even if more expensive the simplification will make more sense to consumers and draw a clear distinction versus Microsoft's messy 3 plan approach (Live Gold, Game Pass, XCloud).
And if it doesn’t happen, then I don’t have much incentive to sign up for it, and I’m not alone.
Who knows. First party games should never leave a streaming service after being put on.
Why compare those two. Gears 5, Outer Worlds, hell Psychonauts 2 (which looks amazing) are all day one on Gamepass.
That will only happen if they can do it without losing money or lose significant market share. Could be a lot longer than a few years. As long as people are willing to buy their games in enormous quantities they are not completely switching their business model. Not should they.