PS Now Game Download Option Spotted on PS4

Share on Facebook Tweet Share Reddit Comment
PS Now Game Download Option Spotted on PS4
  • PS Now is Sony's game streaming service
  • It allows PS4 owners to play PS4, PS3, and PS2 games
  • Now PS4 owners could possibly download and play games without streaming

At E3 2018 we saw both Microsoft and EA wax eloquent about services such as Xbox Game Pass and Origin Access. Sony's subscription and streaming service, PS Now may be getting added functionality to keep it competitive. According to members on the PlayStation subreddit, a new feature that allows users to download games via PS Now has been spotted. It was noticed by those on popular gaming forum ResetEra for a game called Alpha Protocol that was released on the PS3. It was being played on the PS4 via PS Now. If true, it means PS Now subscribers may not have to resort to streaming their games, instead they would be able to play them locally. It could also finally allow PS4 owners a way to play PS3 and PS2 games locally without a fast, persistent Internet connection.

Right now though, Sony hasn't commented on this new feature just yet. If present across games on PS Now, it could make for an interesting about face considering its comments about backwards compatibility last year.

"When we've dabbled with backwards compatibility, I can say it is one of those features that is much requested, but not actually used much," said Sony’s Head of Global Sales and Marketing Jim Ryan in an interview. "That, and I was at a Gran Turismo event recently where they had PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 games, and the PS1 and the PS2 games, they looked ancient, like why would anybody play this?"


If you're a fan of video games, check out Transition, Gadgets 360's gaming podcast. You can listen to it via Apple Podcasts or RSS, or just listen to this week's episode by hitting the play button below.


For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Further reading: PS Now, PS4, PS3, Game streaming
Rishi Alwani Rishi writes about video games and tech. Legend has it he bleeds pixels. More
Google 'App Maker' Low-Code Tool for Building Business Apps Now Generally Available
PS5 and Next Xbox to Get Cyberpunk 2077: CD Projekt Red




© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2019. All rights reserved.