Back in the day, PlayStation Now was devised to offer a solution to play legacy PS3 games on a variety of platforms, including other game consoles, PCs, smart TVs and more. While Sony whittled down the compatible hardware to only the PS4 and PCs these days, they are still looking to the future and will officially also include PlayStation 4 games in the service. Subscribers will get access to both PS4 and PS3 games as part of their existing single subscription plans.
Sony has yet to provide details for which games will be included or an exact launch date, but they have revealed that they are going to roll out a private test of the new PS4 games on the service very soon.
Read on for the announcement from the PS Blog.
As many of you know, PlayStation Now lets you stream hundreds of PS3 games — currently 483 to be exact — to your PS4 and Windows PC.
We’re excited to announce that PS Now’s catalog is set to grow even further, as we’ll be expanding to include a new platform: PlayStation 4 games. All of the games in the service, including PS4 games, will be included with a single PS Now subscription. We’ll share more information as we get closer to launch, so stay tuned.
In the next few weeks we’ll kick off a private test with PS4 games on PS Now. If you’re an active PS Now subscriber, keep an eye on your email in case you get an invitation.
If you’re new to PS Now, the subscription service offers access to a large and ever-expanding library of games. Since PS Now utilizes our cloud streaming technology, you can access the entire catalog of games, select one, and start playing quickly without needing to wait for downloads.
Also, PS Now uses cloud saves, letting you start a game on PS4 and continue playing on another PS4 or even a Windows PC (or vice versa).