Hottest PS3 games out now
Sony rolled out PlayStation Now subscriptions on PS4 back in January. For $20 a month you could stream over 100 PS3 games. Pay quarterly ($44.99) and the price drops to $15 a month making it much better value. At the time Sony promised to roll out subscriptions to more devices, and on May 12, PlayStation 3 owners will gain access.
For Sony that’s good news due to the extra millions of PS3 owners out there who will potentially subscribe. To sweeten the deal and take the game count above 120 titles, 5 new PS3 games to stream have also been announced for May. They include Fat Princess, F1 2014, Sanctum 2, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce, and Farming Simulator.
Subscriptions are definitely the best way to access PlayStation Now. It means you can jump around as many games as you like and experiment without fear of a huge bill at the end of the month. But what the service really needs to make it great is a lot more games, and games from previous generations of PlayStation hardware.
Older games should be even easier to stream for Sony but I imagine the major hurdle to doing so is licensing issues. They can’t just decide to stream a game, load it on to a server, and go live. They need to agree terms with game publishers, check licensing for music and any libraries used, and ensure legality. And of course, the older the game, the harder this can be to achieve.
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