Sony’s PlayStation Now Service Will Cost $20 Per Month

For $20 a month you can have unlimited access to over 100 PS3 games.

When Sony originally began testing their PlayStation Now service it was met with much moaning as a lot of people felt that the price to stream many of the games was simply too much. People would much prefer to have one monthly price to pay that would allow them access to many games rather than be charged individually for each, and this sentiment is something that Sony took to heart when they went back to the drawing board.

Now, Sony has revealed that the service is set to launch in North America on January 13th and will cost subscribers $20 per month to stream the services 100+ PS3 games. These games can be streamed through PS3, PS4, PS Vita and Smart TVs, though at the current time the only system that can stream the games will be PS4. You also have the option to pay $45 per quarter, which would save you $15 over the regular $60 that it would cost otherwise.

The games that the PlayStation Now service offers is pretty solid, with critically-acclaimed games such as The Last of Us, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, BioShock Infinite, Batman: Arkham City and a whole lot more being a part of the service. A video was released that unveiled most of this information, with more info being contained on the company’s website right here. Check out the video below. 

PlayStation Now PlayStation 3 Beta Is Live

Test out some games on your PlayStation 3… now!

Sony’s upcoming streaming service that everyone is a little skeptical and lukewarm about, called PlayStation Now, has just launched an open beta for the PlayStation 3. The beta gives fans access to over 150 games that will be streamable for various costs.

Even though some of the price points that Sony’s asking for some of these games are ludicrous, the company states that this is all an early work in progress and that the details are not final. They have been listening to fan feedback about unpopular pricing options, and are even working on the subscription option that so many have been clamoring for.

PlayStation Now is expected to fully launch sometime in 2015.

PlayStation Now Pricing Details Hinted At With Beta Update

PlayStation Now is Sony’s upcoming game streaming service, which will allow you to pick from a huge library of games and steam then on your console without a disc or download. However, it was a little unclear regarding how all of this would work, but now the recent beta update may have pulled the proverbial curtain.

According to PS4 Daily, games will be rentals that range anywhere from $2.99 to $29.99, with rental periods being anywhere from 4 hours to 90 days.

Honestly, if these are the official prices then I think Sony is really dropping the ball with this service. If they think that people will fork over that kind of money for digital rentals then they have another thing coming. People can get games for much cheaper prices for physical copies, so I don’t see where they get off charging up to $29.99. I’d much rather have a subscription service like Netflix then this crap.