But if Sony wants PS Now to truly be a force to be reckoned with, especially with a next-gen (PS5) console set to jumpstart the technical capabilities of the PlayStation platform – one we know developers are keen on making titles for – something is going to have to change .
The PS5 will mark a huge jump in processing power compared to the current generation of consoles, with 8K resolution support, an SSD hard drive, partial game downloads, and more. Regardless of fiddly internal specs – only some of which have been confirmed – players are going to be expecting games that look better, feel smoother, and offer more impressive and expansive worlds – and subscription services like PlayStation Plus or PS Now need to match that .
For Sony to convince gamers that PS Now is a service worth buying into, some big-name (PS5 games will be needed early on. Godfall seems a good bet, while the incoming Gods and Monsters and PlayStation-exclusive (The Last of Us Part 2 would really help make PS Now more attractive.
It’s more an inconvenience than a deal-breaker, but with the competition offering the feature, PS Now is only going to get more side- eye as time goes on – and it’s clearly something that’s technically possible to implement at least.