It isn’t the backward compatibility that many folks would have loved to see, but it’s better than nothing. That’s PlayStation Now that I’m speaking about– a service that was first unveiled around this time last year during CES. Upon its announcement, Sony has received a heap of burning questions along the lines of pricing and subscription models. We received our first answers on these matters today.
The service has thus far only allowed for players to access and stream PS3 games via questionably high-priced rentals, but starting on January 13, folks can bypass those ridiculous rental fees altogether by nabbing a PlayStation Now subscription. There are two subscription plans: one that’s $19.99 per month, and another going for $44.99 per three months ($15/month). Each of these plans will give players unlimited access to a catalog of over 100 PS3 games. Take a look at Sony’s official announcement video down below:
This isn’t a bad rate when you take a Gamefly subscription into account, which would run you about the same amount monthly. If anything, it warrants a sigh of relief for anyone who’s been keeping a close eye on what’s happening with the service. Having a subscription price that ranges in between $15-$19.99 per month for unlimited access to a library of PS3 games is definitely a lot better than charging folks $15 to access one PS3 game for 90 days. Now, hopefully, PlayStation will find a way to fuse PlayStation Now subscriptions with PlayStation Plus subscriptions, thus combining all of the PlayStation periodic fees into one, and reducing confusion.
[HT: PlayStation Blog]