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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  1. Attacker3

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    A very good consumer friendly choice. I like to see this from companies. Now if only they allowed cross-play...
     
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  2. yusuo

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    This is a good idea, one of the reasons I've stayed away from ps now is the lag
     
  3. Niels Van Son

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    Huh, what, something good ? That didn't happen in a while.
     
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    Wow, did hell freeze over?
     
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    This is good, might give me the incentive to actually try out the service
     
  6. jahrs

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    no hold up one minute lets check in with scorpion......

    huh well i found subzero in what i thought was hell.
     
  7. Biff627

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    Let me know when I can download PS3 games onto my ps4. Until then bye bye PS Now!
     
  8. leon315

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    is this function for ps4 only? any chance to get it on pc??
     
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    this is actually pretty nice.
     
  10. Clydefrosch

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    Sony does what Nintendidalready. Three times in a row now? 6.0, ps classic and now a subscribtion based service that required 7 day checkbacks?
     
  11. Reploid

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    So they made they streaming serice into renting one?
     
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  13. VitaType

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    The actual double post....
     
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  14. Dvdxploitr

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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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  15. IP60

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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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    Why not buy the games instead of having to pay monthly for a limited selection of PS2 and ps4 games?
     
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  16. Hiroshi21

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    Does this apply to the PS3 games in their catalog?
     
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  17. IP60

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    No. That would mean there is a local emulator.
     
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  18. Hiroshi21

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    hmm
     
  19. HaloEliteLegend

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    Does this only apply to PS4 games? Because I'd primarily use the service for PS3 games that I never played by virtue of never owning a PS3.
     
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  20. IP60

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    ya this is nothing special
    I dunno who is going to pay monthly to play PS2 games...like 20 of them.
     
  21. tech3475

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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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