Before we get into anything, no, PlayStation Now isn’t available in South Africa yet which is frankly shocking to me, but this news might spark up some renewed hope for Sony’s subscription service. PS Now has been trailing pretty far behind Xbox Game Pass and has always been seen as the inferior service. It only recently started allowing users to download the games on offer to their system instead of having to stream them and while the games on offer are quite robust, they were really nothing to write home about. Also, it was expensive as sin.
However, it looks like Sony’s going to start pushing the service a lot more now because it just received a gigantic price cut. In the US, a PS Now subscription cost about $19.99 a month and the new price cut will take it down to $9.99 a month. In addition, Sony is releasing what they call “marquee games” to the service in the form of God of War, Grand Theft Auto V, InFamous Second Son and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End that will be available for three months and then leave the service. These games, for example, will be available until the 2nd of January 2020.
While the service is only available in 17 countries so far, with us not included, this is a huge move from Sony. They might finally start realizing that they need to compete with Xbox Game Pass and deliver a service of equal quality or risk falling behind. With the new generation looming, it will be important to have as many cards stacked in your favour and this is definitely one way to do it.
Now bring it to South Africa, you cowards.