Published: Fri, September 21, 2018
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Can't stream PS4 and PS2 games? PlayStation Now adds downloads

Can't stream PS4 and PS2 games? PlayStation Now adds downloads

Making the deal even sweeter is that you can now download to your PS4 almost all of the PS4 games on the service, as well as some of the PS2 games.

PlayStation Now is Sony's video game streaming service that lets you play a selection of PS4, PS3, and PS2 games on your PS4 or PC (including Macs). This includes PS2 games remastered for PS4. Now, after Xbox Game Pass has shown that a download-based service can be a viable option when streaming technology is still a work in progress, Sony has confirmed with a PlayStation Blog post that downloads are indeed coming to PlayStation Now in some capacity. It also says that downloaded games will support DLC and microtransactions, as well as save data through the PS Now cloud. Games made for Sony's last gen system are just not built for PS4's streamlined approach, and that appears to be that. "And remember, you do not need a PlayStation Plus membership for online multiplayer on PS Now - which stays the same for both streaming and downloaded games".

However, if this is indeed true, that's a pretty incredible deal for PS Plus users, getting Nioh which has content of over 100hrs and Diablo III, which is another timesink title, is a pretty decent deal especially when you're getting them free and given how gracious Sony has been for the past few months, we wouldn't be surprised if these titles end up in next month's free games. "This feature will be gradually rolled out to PS Now subscribers over the next couple of days, so if you don't see the feature on your PS Now today, make sure to check back again soon", the company notes. You can get more info about transferring PS Now saves here.

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