Unlike the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4 doesn’t have backwards compatibility, so you can’t take your old PlayStation 2 or PlayStation 3 games and stick them into Sony’s latest console. The company does have a few ways around this, such as the recently announced (small) list of PlayStation 2 games available on the PlayStation store. There’s also PlayStation Now, a subscription-based streaming service where players can play select PlayStation 3 titles on the PS4. Two plans are available for PlayStation Now: one month for $19.99 and three months for $44.99. For a limited time, there will be a third option, one full year for $99.99.
The one-year/$99.99 bundle is the similar approach to purchasing an Amazon Prime account. However, Amazon lets you try out the perks of its higher-tier service for a full month. A PlayStation Now trial lasts only for one week. The PlayStation Now catalog features certain titles from the PS3 era such as the Assassin’s Creed games, the God of Warseries, and the Bioshock games.
Since the launch of the subscription earlier this year in January, the list of games continues to grow. Along with the new subscription offering are a handful of new additions. Specifically, these games come from one publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
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The one-year subscription, which equates to about $8.33 per month, won’t be around for long. PlayStation said the deal is available only for a limited time. However, there weren’t any details as to when the offering comes off the table.
Rexly Peñaflorida II is a Contributor at Tom’s Hardware. He writes news on tech and hardware, but mostly focuses on gaming news. As a Chicagoan, he believes that deep dish pizza is real pizza and ketchup should never be on hot dogs. Ever. Also, Portillo’s is amazing.