PlayStation Now adds the ability to download from its catalog of games

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Perhaps one of the biggest complaints of Sony's game streaming service, PlayStation Now, was the issue of having to queue up, and play games streamed over an internet connection. This caused issues like latency, and if your connection wasn't good enough, you could wind up getting booted from the game entirely. As of today, however, Sony has changed the policy on PlayStation Now, allowing for subscribers to download games directly to their PlayStation 4's hard drive. You can even play your downloaded catalog of games entirely offline, so long as you check in online once every week. This new feature works for a majority of games on the service, including the PS2-on-PS4 titles. PlayStation is planning to roll out this new change within the next few days. If you've never tried PlayStation Now, you can get a 7 day free trial, in order to test it out.

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Probably one of the best things Sony has done with the PS4 in ages. I tried PS Now a few years ago and it was TERRIBLE due to my internet connection (despite me having 50Mbps/10Mbps and hard wired into the router). Games were stuttering, controls were delayed and games would appear pixelated. The ability to download games to the hard drive and play offline (even if you do have to do a weekly "check in") will definitely get more subscribers. In fact, I am tempted to try PS Now again
 
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what is the point of this? it can't play ps3 games locally? I don't get it

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Probably one of the best things Sony has done with the PS4 in ages. I tried PS Now a few years ago and it was TERRIBLE due to my internet connection (despite me having 50Mbps/10Mbps and hard wired into the router). Games were stuttering, controls were delayed and games would appear pixelated. The ability to download games to the hard drive and play offline (even if you do have to do a weekly "check in") will definitely get more subscribers. In fact, I am tempted to try PS Now again
Why not buy the games instead of having to pay monthly for a limited selection of PS2 and ps4 games?
 
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I'm guessing they're doing this to compete with MS's game subscription service.

Makes me wonder if they're thinking of going a 'download/stream only' console next gen as well similar to the Xbox rumours of two systems.
 

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