As many of you may be aware, Sony’s new game-streaming service, PlayStation Now, which allows for players to stream games to their PS4/PS3/PSVita via their broadband internet connection, is currently in closed beta. As you may also be aware, members lucky enough to get en under a strict NDA. Luckily, those of us at PS4Daily know a few people on the inside, and they’re itching to get the latest details out to the players.
Of the newest features added to the beta, our sources have shared new info on some of PlayStation Now’s pricing and rental period specifics. In regards to pricing, titles in the lowest price range will begin at $2.99, with titles going all the way up to $29.99. Additionally, rental periods are currently set for as short as 4 hours, and go as high as 90 days. It is worth noting that the prices are set by the publisher, so not all games/rental periods will treated as equals.
If you’re looking for specifics, Saints Row, for example, currently has two rental options: 4 hours for $4.99 and 90 days for $29.99. They also have “newer” titles, such as Final Fantasy XIII-2, but nothing from any of the trade shows that we’ve seen so far.
Our source made it abundantly clear to remind our readers that PSNow rentals are available across all PS Now capable devices. So while these prices may seem outrageous, the service is meant to allow you to play games not only on your console, but on your TV and such, should you have the specific hardware that such streaming requires. (Aka, a Sony Bravia TV.)
Open beta for PlayStation Now begins at the end of July for PS4 users, with PS3 and Vita users receiving access to the beta at a later date. The service will launch with a catalogue of over 100 PS3 titles, and there is currently no plan to offer Vita and/or PS4 titles, but they may offer PS1 and PS2 games at a later date. To hear about the services specifics before anyone else, keep your attention right here.