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PlayStation Now Will Have “Hundreds of Titles” at Launch


Feeling a bit overwhelmed by how many titles you have in the backlog? Worried that your 250+ games on Steam have never been touched, and yet you keep buying them? Things might be about to get much worse. IGN are reporting that they’ve been told the PlayStation Now streaming service will contain “hundreds of titles” at launch, an event that’s happening this summer for you lucky North Americans.

Think about that for a second: literally dozens of the best PlayStation 3 titles available to play instantly without downloading a single thing. It’s a nice dream, but one that might be hindered by cost. Until we find out how much it’ll cost to rent these games – and early reports seem to imply it’ll be relatively expensive – it’s too soon to be making judgements on Now’s worth. It’s nice to see that they’re bringing the content though, that’s the first step towards success.

Another thing worth noting is that, while they claim hundreds of titles, it doesn’t mean the rarest AAA titles will suddenly be playable via Now. Farm Frenzy 1, 2 and 3 will probably all be present, and that’s probably almost 2% of everything they’ll have on offer. It’s great to be optimistic, and Sony will hopefully prove the cynics wrong, but until E3 at the earliest, it’s best to hold a low bar.

In other news, there’s still no indication that any of this will matter to those in EU territories until 2015.


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