First of all, to those of you returning from vacation over the holiday period and hopping back online for the first time since 2014, Happy New Year! With that said, if one of your resolutions for 2015 is to find time to play more games, you're going to have lots of options, should you be successful in your endeavor. One of them is PlayStation Now, Sony's online streaming game service that now has a subscription option.
Sony kicked off the service by letting players rent titles at various prices depending on the length of rental. But beginning January 13th, Sony will launch a subscription service to PlayStation Now that will offer gamers instant and unlimited access to a catalog of more than 100 PlayStation 3 games.
You'll be able to choose from two subscription plans. The first runs $19.99 for one month, and the second is a discounted three-month package for $44.99, which works out to about $15 per month. Obviously the latter is the better deal; though don't feel inclined to kick the tires with a one-month sub to see if the service is right for you. Instead, Sony will also offer a free trial.
"We know that there are many PS4 owners who never owned a PS3 or had a chance to play some of the great games it offered, and this subscription provides an easy way to catch up on games you may have missed. Want to try before you buy? Well, good news! We’ll also offer a free seven-day trial to the subscription program when it launches," Sony said in a blog post.
This is a pretty neat thing Sony is offering, and several publishing partners have jumped on board, including SCE Worldwide Studios, Warner Brothers, SEGA, and several others. And for you indie fans, there are a few indie developers that have joined the fray as well.