Starting today, PlayStation Now users will be able to stream as well as download PlayStation Now games to their PlayStation 4 in order to play both locally and offline, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced.
"Downloaded PS Now games will support all user-purchased DLCs, microtransactions, and add-ons, as well as PS4 Pro enhancements for subscribers using a PS4 Pro system", said Sony.
The move potentially makes PlayStation Now a much more attractive subscription offer for PlayStation 4 users since the ability to play numerous games available through its library will no longer rely on access to a fast internet connection. Streaming games requires you to have a strong internet connection, but by adding downloaded games, PS Now gives you the option to play offline or when your internet connection isn't so great. PS Now usually costs $20 a month, but until September 25, new subscribers can get one month for $10 or three months for $30.
Making the deal even sweeter is that you can now download to your PS4 almost all of the PS4 games on the service, as well as some of the PS2 games. However, the company makes it very clear that this only includes some PlayStation 4 games, as well as PlayStation 2-to-PlayStation 4 titles. Or are these kind of services just not for you?
While PlayStation Now has been a dependable cloud-based service for enjoying games from the past, some players haven't been too fond of its limitations.
Sony says the feature will roll out to PS Now subscribers over the next few days.