The PlayStation Now Beta Launches Tomorrow In North America

The PlayStation Now Beta will be launching tomorrow, July 31, 2014 in North America for all PS4 owners.  Senior Director Jack Buser offered some insight on what to expect with the launch of PlayStation Now Beta.

tumblr_mz1ukpSH6P1tocz7ko1_1280Sony is looking into offering a flat subscription fee model for the PlayStation Now game streaming service in addition to the current pricing seen now in the private beta. Jack Buser offered some insight on what’s to come.

“We’re working diligently to bring a subscription option to gamers to compliment our rental offering for PlayStation Now,” said Buser. “We believe that offering both of these options would provide gamers the freedom to discover and play games in ways that weren’t before possible.”

Buser couldn’t offer solid details  about when this option would be available and made it a point to mention nothing is set in stone.  Current pricing for PlayStation Now Beta are still up in the air, with Buser stating that they’re looking for feedback from the community throughout the beta process.  Buser also mention that a “rent-to-buy” solution is being considered.  Not much was said about this, as the idea is still in fresh, and it is too soon to discuss further details.

PlayStation Now is receiving a ton of support, with 50 companies working on making their games available for the service.  Buser also informed that 100 games would be ready at the start of the open beta, and new titles coming.

My Opinion:

Awesome!  I have participated in the private beta for PlayStation Now and I can totally see the potential this baby can have.  The PlayStation 4 is a very powerful machine and there is no reason with todays technology we shouldn’t have a service like this.  Everyone hop into the beta if you can & give constructive feedback to make PlayStation Now amazing!

Patrick Garrity is a Jersey native who loves video games and enjoys the industry.  He loves rum and wants to be a pirate one day.  Follow him on Twitter.

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