Sony has just sent out their first major counter-attack to Microsoft’s recently announced Xbox Game Pass service.
In a statement today, Sony has confirmed that this year will see the arrival of PS4 game streaming added to PlayStation Now.
At the moment you can only stream PS3 games and this has taken its toll on some existing subscribers who have been patiently waiting for PS3, PS2, PS1 and PS Vita games to arrive.
Now PS4 streaming is happening as you can see from the Tweet below. No dates have been mentioned yet, but we do know that subscribers are going to be getting a private beta test soon.
So how does it compare to Xbox Game Pass? It may still have a big advantage in the fact that Xbox Game Pass is full downloads rather than streaming meaning that gamers won’t have to ensure any buffering or connection problems that can happen with streaming.
Another big comparison is price. Xbox Game Pass will cost $9.99 a month, but PlayStation Now remains at $19.99 a month or $99.99 a year.
Time will tell if Sony will be forced to match Microsoft’s price and at the moment we don’t know what the PlayStation Now PS4 games list looks like – Xbox Games Pass will debut with Halo 5 Guardians.
Where is your money going to go after Sony’s counter attack? Let us know what you think about this and if you think that downloads are still better vs streaming.