Report: PlayStation rental service will offer 1, 7, and 30-day options; but still no word on price
New images from PlayStation Now beta reveal duration of rental periods, but we're still waiting for Sony to tell us what it will cost.
According to newly leaked images from the ongoing PlayStation Now beta, users will be able to rent full games for one day, seven days, or thirty days. The service is still in beta, so there are no prices attached to the rental duration options, revealed by IGN earlier today.
It was previously suggested that renting a PlayStation 3 game through PlayStation Now could cost $5, but it's unclear what rental period that price tag applied to. Sony will also offer a Netflix-style subscription package. PlayStation Now is expected to launch in full sometime this summer, so we're expecting final pricing details soon.
The PlayStation Now beta began in January 2014 and has moved through various phases since. You can sign up for a chance to try out the service at the PlayStation Now website.
There are, of course, many unanswered questions about PlayStation Now, perhaps most pressing of which is what games will be available when the service launches. We still don't know the answer, but IGN has also obtained a list of new additions to the streaming catalog, bringing the total count to 20. You can see the newest additions below.
PlayStation Now--which runs on technology from cloud-gaming company Gaikai--launches this summer first on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, before later expanding to other Sony devices like PlayStation Vita, compatible Bravia TVs, and other Sony and non-Sony devices.
- Ben Omniverse 2
- Eat Them!
- Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear
- LUMINES: Supernova
- NIGHTS Into Dreams…
- PixelJump Racers 2nd Lap
- PixelJunk Shooter 2
- Sniper Elite V2