PlayStation Now is Sony’s game streaming service that has always been hampered by its cost. When the subscription service was announced, gamers could get unlimited access to over 100 games for $20 a month, or buy a three month bundle for $45. Even at $15 a month, it was deemed to be too high for most.
This week Sony is addressing this issue with a limited time special offer. Starting on Tuesday, players can purchase a 12-month subscription to PS Now for only $99.99. That brings the average monthly cost down to just $8.33 per month (which is cheaper than Netflix).
To sweeten the deal, PlayStation also announced a number of new games that would be added to the subscription service. These new titles include:
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Batman: Arkham Origins
- Injustice: Gods Among Us
- Mortal Kombat
- F.E.A.R. (single player campaign mode)
- The LEGO Movie Videogame
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
All total, there are now over 250 PS3 games available through the PS Now service. There is also a seven day free trial to make sure your internet connection is good enough.
This deal is currently only available in the US and Canada for a “limited time.” How long that time is, is still unknown. It will go live on Tuesday, presumably with the Store update. Also, if you are already a subscriber, this deal will stack on top of your subscription and not replace it, working in much the same way as PS Plus.
The PS Now subscription service is available on both the PS Vita and PS TV. So, is this deal good enough to make you jump in? Let us know.