PlayStation Now $1.99 rentals are live; eight new games added to library

PlayStation Now catalogue price reduction

As the PlayStation Now beta opened for all PS4 users, Sony stated that price drops to some titles in the rental service would be coming. According to Sony, select titles would be offered for as little as $1.99 for a four-hour rental in the “coming weeks.” Well today, the PlayStation Now catalogue updated, bringing eight new games to the service along with some $1.99 rentals.

The new games are as follows:

  • All Zombies Must Die!
  • Battle Fantasia
  • Dead Island
  • Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp
  • Papo & Yo
  • Retro/Grade
  • Skullgirls Encore
  • Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge

Each of the games listed above can be rented for $1.99 for four hours or as high as $9.99 for 90 days.

If there’s anything that this update shows, it’s that Sony and the publishers backing PlayStation Now are listening to gamers’ feedback.

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  • Almighty-Koz

    ok now allow me to play games for free that i bought on the ps3 psn network, i get not allowing people to play the cds but i want to be able to play my digital games in one place instead of swapping systems all the time.

    • Jessey

      I highly doubt they’d allow this. You have to realize that the PS3 store isn’t exclusive to the PS3. As long as you have access to an internet connection and a web browser, you could purchase those same games for cheap then use them on PS Now. Nobody in this deal is going to want to agree to that.

      • Almighty-Koz

        they have already said they are looking into it. so its not out of the question.

        • Jessey

          That statement was referring to a subscription.

  • Mikey Styles

    Not to be rude but until the whole PSNow structure changes for the better this news makes me think…….

    • freekface

      Seems It’s not to good on the graphics even on a fast connection either.

      “While the games play fine, the graphics definitely take a hit. Everything just looks blurrier than it originally did on the PlayStation 3. It’s not so bad that it renders things unplayable, but you’ll notice it. Also, while games don’t completely stutter and stop (assuming you have a good connection), you will experience occasional screen tears.”

      “Sony is asking people to pay too much for a gaming experience that ultimately isn’t as good as the one they’d have on an actual PlayStation 3.”

      https://games.yahoo.com/news/good-bad-playstation-now-221644225.html

  • Bob Singh

    I want to be able to buy a game. forever.

  • bjshepp

    Most of these games cost $9.99 or less at Gamestop. This update changes nothing

  • Guest

    Move along, nothing to see here. F*CK this BS!

  • lassenwolf

    The games they added were free on plus for ps3 and now they want you to rent them. Thanks Sony . Sr3 was free skullgirls was free,contrast was free, And they made some games 1.99 for 4 hours. I wont pay 1 penny for 4 hours.

  • Master Chief

    Yawn…

  • Nerkey

    Enough is enough….seriously all they have to do is go Netflix and charge 9.99 a month for free unlimited. Obviously they are not going to put newly released games on there but all these older games that no one really wants to play just have them available.

    Then EACH developer and EACH publisher gets a % of each person signed on. It is not a huge percentage maybe 1-2% of 10$. But look at Netflix….they now have 50 MILLION subscribers.

    50,000,000 x 10 = 500,000,000
    1% of 500,000,000 = 5,000,000 A MONTH!!!!! to publishers and developers!

    Sony of course would keep their cut of course!

  • FutureFox

    Redbox: $2.99 all day > PSNow: $1.99/4hours

    More like PSNotYet