Sony has officially launched its PlayStation Now streaming service, at least here in the UK. The subscription-based service provides players with more than 100 PlayStation 3 games playable via PS4, PS3, PS Vita, and select TV models and mobile phones.
The Netflix-like service is available for £12.99 a month for unlimited access, or you can rent individual games for £2.99 a pop. There’s a big old list of quality games supported like The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite, Shadow of the Colossus HD and God of War III, but there are also a few that aren’t included in the subscription model and are exclusive to individual rentals.
Sony’s offering a one week trial if you fancy giving it a go, and signing up will begin a connection test to see if you’re internet is up to the task of all that 720p streaming.
To my mind £12.99 seems a little expensive. That’s double the price of Netflix and you’re getting access to just a tiny portion of the PlayStation 3 library. There’s no reason why Sony couldn’t incorporate PS Vita and PlayStation 4 titles into the streaming service other than wanting to sell the original copies, but it would certainly make it a more tempting proposition for PlayStation gamers.