If you bought a PS4, chances are you held onto your PS3 since backwards compatibility wasn’t part of Sony’s new console. However, Sony is ready to help those without access to a PS3 through the forthcoming PlayStation Now game streaming service where you can buy and rent games.
We have not yet heard how much PlayStation Now is going to cost, but some prices have been seen ahead of an official announcement. On the official Gaikai website there is a section called History, which shows a complete timeline of the Gaikai service before and after it was acquired by Sony and this gives some things away. The last entry is for January 2014, and it includes pricing for three different games. It suggests that streaming/renting Uncharted 3 is $4.99, while Far Cry 3 will cost $5.99. You can also purchase games outright through the service, for instance The Last of Us is listed at $49.99.
Not many will want to buy for $50, but $6 rentals? Some gamers might like that. They need to lower that buying price if they want this to be a hit. Some of these games can even be bought as a physical copy for $6 in other markets. It will be interesting to see what happens here.
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