Sony’s PlayStation Now service has been a successful venture for them so far, as it allows gamers to play a variety of games on their console via streaming for a monthly subscription. However, despite being the most popular game subscription service on the market, the Xbox Game Pass is gaining on them and they know it.
As a result, the company has announced some big changes to the service that will make it much more competitive with Game Pass. For starters, they have given it a massive price reduction, dropping it from $19.99 per month to $9.99 per month. This matches the monthly subscription price of Game Pass, so now the two are neck and neck in that regard. If you’re a current subscriber then the new price will take effect for you in the next billing cycle.
To go along with the new price comes an improvement in the games that they will be offering with the service. While PS Now used to offer a selection of older PS2, PS3 and PS4 games, now they will be offering more recent titles for a limited time. These will be released each month as their “Blockbuster” titles, and they will be available to play for three months. Considering that Game Pass gives access to Xbox’s first-party games at launch, Sony needed to do something to match them in that regard.
As for what “Blockbuster” titles that will be kicking off this new category for the service, they are God of War, Grand Theft Auto V, InFamous: Second Son and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
For more information you can read the article over on the PlayStation Blog.