PS Now, the video game streaming service offered by Playstation is seeing a big update. As posted on the Playstation Blog by Brian Dunn, PS4 & PS2 games will now be able to be downloaded to the PS4 hardware and play offline. Here is a short quote from the post:
We are excited to announce that starting today, you will be able to stream as well as download PlayStation Now games to your PS4 system so that you can play both locally and offline, all with a single subscription. Almost all PS4 games in the service, including Bloodborne, God of War 3 Remastered, NBA 2K16, and Until Dawn, will be available for download, in addition to the PS Now lineup of classic PS2 games remastered for PS4. This feature will be gradually rolled out to PS Now subscribers over the next couple of days, so if you don’t see the feature on your PS Now today, make sure to check back again soon.
As well as the new update, the blog post reminds user of a current sale on PS Now membership which ends September 25th. In contrast Xbox offers a similar service although not streaming, Xbox Game Pass allows players to download games off their catalog. Make sure to read the full post on the Playstation Blog for full details on this new PS Now update.
Hopefully, this update is enough to encourage players to try to service and increase numbers, since PS Now is currently a great service that has underwhelming features which could potentially be fixed by an increased number of subscribers.
PS Now runs for $99.99/yr, $44.99/3mo (currently $29.99 for Plus Members).