For those of you who don’t know, here’s an introduction to what PS Now is. It’s a game subscription service that gives you access to hundreds of PS2, PS4, and PS3 games. You can then stream and play those games on PS5, PS4, or even PC. You can also download PS4 games straight onto your PS5 or PS4, and play them like any other regular game. Some titles visit the PlayStation Now library for a fixed period of time, others are there to stay. It’s especially appealing if you want to play PS2, and PS3 titles, as those are increasingly difficult to buy and play.
These games are joining the PlayStation Now lineup as of September:
- Tekken 7 (Until Feb. 28th, 2022)
- Killing Floor 2
- Final Fantasy VII
- Pathfinder: Kingmaker
Looks like this month we are treated mostly to indie experiences. With Tekken 7 extending its stay in the Now library, and Killing Floor 2 joining the lineup. Final Fantasy VII naturally makes its appearance. It’s one of the five Final Fantasy titles that will make the service its home. Following VII, we will get VIII in October, IX in November, and X in December. Then 2022 will open with Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age joining the collection on the 4th of January.
The lineup of games is what makes the service for most customers. But perhaps the context of these games is what’s more important. As stated before, some of the titles available are hard to track down and this will only get worse. Gamers all over the world actually would prefer more PS3 titles rather than current-gen games, precisely because of availability issues. PlayStation Now could play a crucial role in making titles of generations passed accessible in the future generations of Playstation.
More and more players all over the world are waiting for PlayStation Now to make its way into their country. So far it’s only available in 19. A very humble number. Countries such as Russia, Australia, Turkey, India, China, and South Korea do not have access to the service. And this is a small fraction of nations missing out on this fantastic service. Some omissions, such as Australia, seem odd. Currency problems? Regulation problems? Something to do with internet connection? Your guess is as good as ours. One thing is certain, the future of PlayStation is looking very bright with this service growing and prospering.