What a time to be alive.
Sony is making it to possibly get PlayStation 4 exclusives like Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us Remastered on your PC. The PS4 is bringing it’s game catalog to its streaming game service PlayStation Now, the company said today in a blog post. The announcement is light on details, but we know that every game in the service, including PS4 games, will be part of a single PS Now subscription.
Last month, Sony said it’s dropping PS Now support on every platform except PC and PS4, so it can focus on building a better user experience. That list includes the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV, Sony Bravia TVs, Samsung smart TVs and Sony Blu-ray players. The service will stop functioning on those platforms on August 15th.
This move seems like a rebuttal after Microsoft unveiled its own “Netflix-for-games” service called Xbox Game Pass, which offers about 100 titles from the Xbox 360 and Xbox One libraries for $10 a month. Unlike PS Now, it lets you download and install games onto your hard drive. It will launch sometime in spring.
PlayStation 4 has a big software update out now for beta testers, and the additions coming to the console have a lot for owners of the console to get excited about.
There’s support for external USB HDDs, which means no matter how much internal storage you have on your PS4, you can add up to an additional 8TB of space so you’ll never run out of room for games and saves. It also adds support for 3D Blu-ray discs to the PlayStation VR, letting you see 3D in full. This means you can enjoy 3D so long as you have a PS VR, even if you don’t have a 3D TV.
The newest features now include the ability to post updates to your PSN activity feed in the same way you would share social updates on Twitter and Facebook, and you can share screenshots in game as status update. Those screenshots can also be used as custom wallpapers for your home screen. The Quick Menu is also getting an update that tweaks the mechanics for easier in game party options.
For now, these are the only features the beta is previewing. The addition of extra storage for games and saves itself is enough to make any PlayStation fan happy. What are you looking forward to the most with this update?