Yesterday had my PS4 update to latest firmware. Went onto PS Store to see if Galak-Z had hit yet and found PS Now "Open Beta" tab instead. Under it, around 100 or so games. Prices varied as low as:
- $1.99 for 4 hour rentals, to as high as $9.99 for 90 days (Alien Rage)
- $2.99 for 4 hrs, to $14.99 for 90 days (Dues Ex HR)
- $2.99 for 4 hrs, to $11.99 for 90 days (Virtua Fighter 5 final showdown)
- $6.99 for 1 week (Darksiders 2)....as opposed to $4.99 for 4 hours.....wtf??
- $3.99 for 4 hrs (MGS 4), thouuuuuuugh considering the cutscenes would eat into that in no time, dumb investment considering you'll need at least a week at $7.99 to be able to see at least a few hours of true gamplay. ;P
I've tried a few $2 ones so far, and I think there's real potential here. This is a great system to be able to get a quick taste of a game at a moment's notice to see if I enjoy it enough that it warrants a purchase. $2-3 isn't that much to ask for 4 hours of gaming considering movies ask three times+ that much for half, and the convenience is there. 'Course I won't be going anything over that as if I'm paying $19+ I mine as well be buying.
Yea, sure there's Gamefly but then I have to wait for the mail, that doesn't offer me the ability to tailor my what I'm willing to spend for the amount of time I want as PS Now does here, there's queues, potential disk problems, having to go to the P.O. It make have unlimited time to keep the game, but it's more of a hassle in many ways. Not to mention, it doesn't stream to a variety of devices.
While some of the prices seem inconsistent (it's still in beta) but it seems pretty cool so far.