Sony’s streaming service PlayStation Now is looming nearer and nearer with each passing day, and yet, we don’t know exactly how it will work or what will be available when it finally goes live.
IGN has shined a little light on the issues after attending an invite only event held by Sony regarding PlayStation Now, and its editors are reporting that Todd Liss of Sony has stated that “hundreds of titles” are going to be available on the launch date. Shortly afterward, Sony stated to IGN that no number has been confirmed, so this figure is just hearsay for the time being.
Sony also confirmed two of the available titles that would be available at launch by showing off Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus.
Definitely expect more on PlayStation Now at E3 this year. Besides the basic function of streaming games through its Gaikai service, all we know is that it is going to cost $4.99 – $5.99 to rent a game depending on if it is a first-party title or not. Games can also be purchased for $49.99.
PlayStation Now is looking more and more like a viable option for games that could replace the need to buy them at all. I’m hoping it’s a success, but I’m also hoping it doesn’t entirely retire the idea of “owning” a game. What would people who like to collect games do? That’s a scary future that I don’t want.