Thoughts on Playstation Now!! game changer?? *update

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#1 Edited by ghostwarrior786 (4001 posts) -

i think its big news. this potentially opens up a massive revenue for sony

PS1, PS2 and PS3 streaming to many devices like ps4, tablets, bravia tv, vita and phones

  • Closed beta end of january in the US
  • Releases in the summer 2014 in US
  • Subscription model or rent by title

'With PS Now, you can rent by title for specific games, or you can choose a subscription that delivers additional value with a wide variety of genres. For example, you can try out a game by rental first, before deciding to actually purchase the full game and download it to your console. We believe this streaming game service will add tons of value to dedicated game consoles in addition to packaged and downloaded games, and in doing so, we will open up a new world of possibilities across PlayStation platforms.'

  • *update: 5mbps+ connection recommended. game saves stored on cloud

complete break down here: http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2014/01/07/playstation-now-5mbps-recommended-us-mainland-at-first-save-files-move-lots-more/

damage control by POLYSOFT hahaha

#2 Posted by Shewgenja (8520 posts) -

Massive game changer, as well as the expansion on IPTV services. No HDMI-in necessary. Sony just leapfrogged Microsofts TVTVTVTV BS.

#3 Posted by Solid_Max13 (3544 posts) -

It sounds incredible I want to see more and probably will at E3

#4 Posted by Desmonic (13527 posts) -

Basically Vita just got an absurd boost to it's library. It became the portable way to play all PS games (except for PS4 of course, and also obviously the ones available on the service). Neat. Let's see how it'll impact sales/marketing/view on the platform.

#5 Posted by Douevenlift_bro (5041 posts) -

tlhbo

#6 Edited by Couth_ (10036 posts) -

It's not really news, we've known about this for a long ass time.. They just changed the name. But yeah it was always a megatonne

#7 Edited by FoxbatAlpha (6192 posts) -

MASSIVE REVENUE? Sure whatever you say pal.

#8 Edited by ninjapirate2000 (3017 posts) -

How much is it gonna cost per month? I'm guessing $10.

Also not really a game changer. Onlive and gaikai did the same thing. Albeit with PC games.

#9 Posted by Ghost120x (3751 posts) -

It looks interesting and I would love to see it in action. Along with the live tv/ on demand stuff, It was just the thing I was looking for in the ps4. At first I was considering Xbox one because it has more features but since this stuff is rolling out sooner than I expected, I will get a ps4 now.

#10 Posted by OhSnapitz (18163 posts) -

How much is it gonna cost per month? I'm guessing $10.

Thank you for addressing the elephant in the room. Is this service going to be part of PSN+? Or will it require a separate fee?

#11 Posted by Couth_ (10036 posts) -

How much is it gonna cost per month? I'm guessing $10.

Also not really a game changer. Onlive and gaikai did the same thing. Albeit with PC games.

This IS Gaikai..

#12 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (4001 posts) -

MASSIVE REVENUE? Sure whatever you say pal.

hahahhahahaha u still shook up from 4.2m news? haha i said 'potentially', key word

#13 Edited by PonchoTaco (1991 posts) -

Looks pretty cool, but not for me.

#14 Edited by lglz1337 (3232 posts) -

MS cloud just got destroyed

#15 Edited by Shewgenja (8520 posts) -

Seems like a smart way of phasing out expensive PS3 production without losing a market for software. Very smart business decision and increases incentive to sell PS4 and a huge incentive for Vita.

Sony is shaking things up here.

#16 Posted by Truth_Hurts_U (9170 posts) -

If it looks as bad as Onlive... No thanks.

I much rather have Full HD remakes @ 60FPS.

#17 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27416 posts) -

Wanna put up some links and info about what you're talking about in the OP?

#18 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (4001 posts) -

If it looks as bad as Onlive... No thanks.

I much rather have Full HD remakes @ 60FPS.

ps3 games are hd and will age very well. what is the point in investing all that money for remakes, rather have them work on new games

#19 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3017 posts) -

@Couth_: Yeah I know lol.

I hoping this comes with ps+ subscription, but I'm guessing not since Sony invested so much in Gaikai. I'm also hoping I don't have to buy games I already have.

#21 Edited by Animal-Mother (26582 posts) -

@Couth_: Yeah I know lol.

I hoping this comes with ps+ subscription, but I'm guessing not since Sony invested so much in Gaikai. I'm also hoping I don't have to buy games I already have.

I'd take a 5 dollar bump in a PSN subscription to get this. As long as it featured the most prominent PS3 games and a whole lot of PS2 and PS1 libraries

#22 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26380 posts) -

Yea Im not sure on this.Doesint this conflict with ps+? also does this mean no more ps1 and ps2 classic games will be to be bought now.

#23 Edited by OhSnapitz (18163 posts) -

@ninjapirate2000 said:

@Couth_: Yeah I know lol.

I hoping this comes with ps+ subscription, but I'm guessing not since Sony invested so much in Gaikai. I'm also hoping I don't have to buy games I already have.

I'd take a 5 dollar bump in a PSN subscription to get this. As long as it featured the most prominent PS3 games and a whole lot of PS2 and PS1 libraries

..well they would either charge you for the service or for the games. I just hope it's not unreasonable. I missed out on quite a few PS3 titles and I would rather not buy a discounted PS3.

#24 Edited by Desmonic (13527 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@ninjapirate2000 said:

@Couth_: Yeah I know lol.

I hoping this comes with ps+ subscription, but I'm guessing not since Sony invested so much in Gaikai. I'm also hoping I don't have to buy games I already have.

I'd take a 5 dollar bump in a PSN subscription to get this. As long as it featured the most prominent PS3 games and a whole lot of PS2 and PS1 libraries

..well they would either charge you for the service or for the games. I just hope it's not unreasonable. I missed out on quite a few PS3 titles and I would rather not buy a discounted PS3.

We should know the price before the Summer (since it's supposed to start rolling out around that time, if all goes well).

If it's reasonable it'll be huge. If not..well... remember the Vita mem cards?..Kinda like that :P

#25 Posted by tymeservesfate (1615 posts) -

what, the TVTVTVTV BS is a good thing now that Sony copied Microsoft lead? nooooo....cows wouldnt be that hypocritcal.

LAWL!

#26 Edited by stereointegrity (10702 posts) -

it lets me finish TLOU on my vita then im in

#27 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (4001 posts) -

what, the TVTVTVTV BS is a good thing now that Sony copied Microsoft lead? nooooo....cows wouldnt be that hypocritcal.

LAWL!

?????? wat ??????

lems have completely lost their minds hearing that 4.2m megaton haha

#28 Edited by Slashkice (13062 posts) -

This means the Vita can play PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, PSM, and Vita games...on top of doing remote play with the PS4.

I think that's pretty damn awesome.

#29 Edited by SEANMCAD (5464 posts) -

game changer?

not good enough.

Oculus Rift, Razer Hydra, Omni, Nvidia Sheild, SteamBox, not paying twice for internet, free communications, huge library.

oh and better graphics

#30 Edited by nyzma23 (920 posts) -

I want to know

-price is it subscription or on demand

-bandwidth requirement

-how smooth is it and can i play it in hd

-and why there is no pc client you sold vio laptop for god sake

#31 Edited by Dreams-Visions (26569 posts) -

It very well could be a game changer. It depends on how good the service is (quality, latency) and how much the subscription/rental prices are.

If Chris G, Diago Umehara, and Justin Wong test out the latency and say it gets THEIR approval...the service will be a show-stopper.

I hope this forces Microsoft to implement a similar technology this generation because there were some 360 games that came out from 2005-2009 that I'd love to play again. But I sold my 360 to get a One and now I can't play them. Also, I miss Halo CE, Ninja Gaiden Black and some others from the Xbox years.

But yes, PlayStation Now...PS1/2/3 games on any tablet, Vita, smartphone or even television...presumably unified across all devices you own by a single subscription (like Netflix) would be pretty huge....provided tablets, smartphones and televisions get proper controllers made for them. To this date, all smartphone and tablet controllers suck ass.

#32 Edited by DonnaTroy (232 posts) -

Will be the gaming event that changed gaming. Steam Machines little too late and are a joke. MS and Ninty really haven't brought anything innovative. Sony has now got gaming locked down.

Thank you Sony, and Lord Kaz.

#33 Edited by MonsieurX (29737 posts) -

Will be the gaming event that changed gaming. Steam Machines little too late. MS and Ninty really haven't brought anything innovative. Sony has now got gaming locked down.

Thank you Sony, and Lord Kaz.

How's that innovation exactly?

And Nintendo didn't bring anything innovative?That's why they tried to copy them and failed with Move?

#34 Edited by charizard1605 (56278 posts) -

This makes the Vita the ultimate PlayStation player. I'm in.

Side note, I wonder if this will cause PS+ to be bumped up to $60 a year?

EDIT: I am worried about streaming, bandwidth, latency, and other infrastructure issues- I'm trying to imagine 4 million PS4s and 5 million Vitas all trying to play resource intensive PS3 games at once, won't the network just crash?

#35 Edited by Truth_Hurts_U (9170 posts) -

@ghostwarrior786:

FULL HD = 1080p

Which is TV standard this day and age.

720 is have the resolution. Not to mention most games ran 30 FPS or less and other struggled to even do 720p.

You might not buy it... But I would.

#36 Edited by ghostwarrior786 (4001 posts) -

@nyzma23 said:

I want to know

-price is it subscription or on demand

-bandwidth requirement

-how smooth is it and can i play it in hd

-and why there is no pc client you sold vio laptop for god sake

i would love to have it on pc that would be awesome. from what im hearing pricing is on demand or u can subscribe to a monthly fee

It very well could be a game changer. It depends on how good the service is (quality, latency) and how much the subscription/rental prices are.

If Chris G, Diago Umehara, and Justin Wong test out the latency and say it gets THEIR approval...the service will be a show-stopper.

I hope this forces Microsoft to implement a similar technology this generation because there were some 360 games that came out from 2005-2009 that I'd love to play again. But I sold my 360 to get a One and now I can't play them. Also, I miss Halo CE, Ninja Gaiden Black and some others from the Xbox years.

But yes, PlayStation Now...PS1/2/3 games on any tablet, Vita, smartphone or even television...presumably unified across all devices you own by a single subscription (like Netflix) would be pretty huge....provided tablets, smartphones and televisions get proper controllers made for them. To this date, all smartphone and tablet controllers suck ass.

the only 3 games worth playing on x360 are halo ce, halo 3 and gears 3. the rest like alan wake are on pc anyway, knowing m$ if they did a service like this they would charge ridiculous prices. i just want them to port halo ce hd to steam damn it

#37 Edited by farrell2k (5824 posts) -

This is the future, guys. Eventually your console games are going to be running on PCs in a data center somewhere, streamed to your TV, PC, and other devices. Why should Sony make expensive hardware every 5 years when they can just do this?

#38 Edited by good_sk8er7 (4321 posts) -

I hope it will allow me to play the games in my collection without charge.. This is some cool stuff, its going to roll out much sooner than i thought.

#39 Edited by hoosier7 (3780 posts) -

Good stuff, i really hope there's more of the PS2 back catalogue, they rarely got remakes or were on the UK PS store.

#40 Posted by wolverine4262 (19090 posts) -

Interesting idea, but I already have dedicated gaming devices. I dont see the point.

#41 Edited by bobbetybob (19213 posts) -

So you pay a subscription or you pay to rent the games, sounds expensive to me but we shall see. Also quality remains to be seen, I mean, being able to play the games is nice, but if the quality is as bad as Onlive used to be then it will be pretty shitty.

#42 Edited by DonnaTroy (232 posts) -

@donnatroy said:

Will be the gaming event that changed gaming. Steam Machines little too late. MS and Ninty really haven't brought anything innovative. Sony has now got gaming locked down.

Thank you Sony, and Lord Kaz.

How's that innovation exactly?

And Nintendo didn't bring anything innovative?That's why they tried to copy them and failed with Move?

Jelly confirmed.

#43 Edited by Chozofication (2771 posts) -

So you pay a subscription or you pay to rent the games, sounds expensive to me but we shall see. Also quality remains to be seen, I mean, being able to play the games is nice, but if the quality is as bad as Onlive used to be then it will be pretty shitty.

Yeah. Input lag and compression were horrible.

I'd use this at least occasionally if it's good, but you no doubt have to have up to date high speed internet to get any good out of it. And the service itself better be cheap.

#44 Posted by MonsieurX (29737 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

@donnatroy said:

Will be the gaming event that changed gaming. Steam Machines little too late. MS and Ninty really haven't brought anything innovative. Sony has now got gaming locked down.

Thank you Sony, and Lord Kaz.

How's that innovation exactly?

And Nintendo didn't bring anything innovative?That's why they tried to copy them and failed with Move?

Jelly confirmed.

So you can't answer properly?

#45 Posted by uninspiredcup (8016 posts) -

As I suspected, the end of console gaming. This will be the future my friends, no PS5, it will simply be a streaming service on tablets.

#46 Edited by Alucard_Prime (2771 posts) -

I just hope MS does not do this too, waste of time and resources in my opinion. Why don't you guys just keep your PS3 close by, you would prefer to play a laggy version of a game?

Rather than concentrating on the future, this feels like a step backwards to me, but to each his own there must be a market for it if they are doing it.

#47 Edited by HavocV3 (7934 posts) -

This is a megaton.

We have the most fervent opposers of P2P online services now supporting P2P online AND P2P BC.

Paying for BC...top lel.

#48 Edited by BruceBenzing (312 posts) -

TC aren't you going to thank me for providing the link?

#49 Edited by silversix_ (14128 posts) -

I CAN PLAY DARK SOULS 2 ON PS4 oh gawd my life is complete.

#50 Posted by lostrib (35077 posts) -

Let's just wait and see how this turns out