PlayStation Now appeared on the PS Vita back in October and if there was one chief complaint against it, it was that it cost too much. Players did not want to rent games à la carte but rather wanted a subscription service that would give them unlimited access to a number of games for one price. Today PlayStation has finally announced the details for this subscription plan.
PlayStation Now will soon offer a subscription plan that will allow players to have unlimited access to over 100 PS3 games for only $19.99 a month. Previously that was about the price of renting one game for 30 days. You can also get a discount if you buy in bulk as there will be a 3 month bundle for only $44.99 (or around $15 a month).
The subscription service will be available first for the PS4 on January 13 with other platforms, such as PS Vita, coming in the near future.
The catalog of available games is also quite robust with players being able to have access to hit games such as The Last of Us, God of War: Ascension, and Killzone 3 among others. It appears as though there will be a good spread of games from big hit blockbusters like Bioshock Infinite to smaller beloved indies like Spelunky.
And of course they promise that new games will be added to the service over time.
I first tried the PS Now service on the PS Vita (as well as PlayStation TV) back in October when it first launched, and my impressions were extremely positive. This new subscription plan will bring a massive new list of games available for the PS Vita, and should breathe some life into the PlayStation TV.
PS Now subscription plans will first be made available in North America, and there has been no mention of when other territories can expect it to arrive.