Since being introduced in 2015, Sony’s online service PlayStation Now has exclusively been made up of titles from last generation’s PlayStation 3 catalog.
PlayStation Now’s most recent update has added games from the PlayStation 4’s library, including the likes of Killzone ShadowFall, God Of War 3 Remastered, Evolve, WWE 2k16, and more. The newly added library brings PS Now’s total count to over 500 possible titles that subscribers can queue up to play. That is considering they have a strong internet connection. Sony states that “exceptional internet speed” is needed for PS Now to “perform well”.
This is just one of a couple major changes that the cloud gaming service has forgone this year. Back in February, Sony announced that they would cutting down the number to supporting systems for PlayStation Now to just the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC in order to improve quality.
Previously, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV, and specific Sony based smart TV owners could also use the service. All of these systems are set to discontinue the service sometime this August.
PlayStation Now was first introduced in North America in January 2015 before making its way to other regions. Many consider it to be Sony’s answer for the PlayStation 4’s lack of native backwards compatibility. The streaming service is both similar and different to Microsoft’s Xbox Games Pass, which allows subscribers to download available games onto their hard drives rather than stream them via internet connection.
If you’re in the market for it, PS Now will run you either $19.99 per month, or $44.99 every three months.