He reinvents himself and adds his greatest successes
PlayStation Now price drops
PlayStation Now, the video game subscription service under streaming and download for PS4 and computer, is transformed. Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that as of October 1, all fees fall in price and the included games library takes a leap in quality to include some of the console's biggest exclusive hits, such as the acclaimed God of War and Uncharted 4 or the fireproof Grand Theft Auto V.
The Japanese company wants to end the current year 2019 by hitting the table. After the arrival of the service to Spain this March with disparate opinions, PS Now became available in a total of 19 countries, covering 70% of territories where the PlayStation 4 console is present (which has sold more than 100 million units since its launch in 2013) and now with a commitment to quality in its games library.
The names speak for themselves: God of War — Game of the Year for The Game Awards in 2018—, Uncharted 4 —Best 2017 at BAFTA Games Awards—, Grand Theft Auto V — the most successful video game of the decade, with more than 110 million units sold— and inFAMOUS Second Son make up this particular poker with which Sony wants to reinvent the service.
More than 700 games for 9.99 euros per month
All of them are incorporated this October 1 to the catalog, which has a total of more than 700 games of PS4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 to be enjoyed in streaming on PS4 and PC (more than 300 can be downloaded on PS4 to run so native), but now at a lower price than usual and with a quarterly subscription mode, which adds to the existing ones. Thus, PS Now starts to cost 9.99 euros per month (before 14.99 euros per month); € 24.99 for three months; or 59.99 euros per year (before 99.99 euros per year). New members can try the service for free for seven days.
Gordon Thornton, senior vice president at Sony Interactive Entertainment and head of PlayStation digital business services, confessed that "it is an opportunity to relaunch the service", now that it will be available in more countries than ever where the brand is traditionally popular. "Reducing the price is the right thing," he says. The manager, with more than 15 years of experience in the company, believes they are "creating the best subscription option for video game players." "Now is the right time," he adds. According to company data, until last April they had 700,000 subscribers (Sony Corporation, Q4 / FY2018), a figure that they hope will progressively expand among the user community of PS4.