Sony has announced that the PlayStation Now will finally allow PS2 and PS4 game downloads on PS4. PS3 is also a part of PlayStation Now but it has not found any way to join the community. Sony has also confirmed that any downloadable content (DLC), micro-transactions, or multiplayer content will be for PlayStation Now games download on PS4. However the update will roll for PlayStation subscribers over the next couple of days.
What Sony says:
“Downloaded PS Now games will support all user-purchased DLCs, micro-transactions, and add-ons, as well as PS4 Pro enhancements for subscribers using a PS4 Pro system,” Brian Dunn, Senior Marketing Manager for PlayStation Now. “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.”
What about the other PlayStations?
Although, like Netflix and Spotify, users have to connect the PS4 to internet for verifying subscription. No matter you are playing downloaded games, Sony has confirmed. This development in technology makes PlayStation Now more approachable in India. Making PS2 and PS4 games available for downloads is just the beginning for Sony. Certainly it will bring back its catalogue from the PS1, PSP and PS3 games for downloads.
May be these digital downloads could deny the infamous quote of a Sony executive forever. “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 Jim Ryan, Sony’s Head of Global Sales and Marketing . “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?”
It will be interesting to receive the feedback for this latest development this week. Read more such articles here.