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Posted 5th Mar 2018

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This 'deal' popped up on my PS4 xmb, so it probably will on yours as well, but I thought I'd mention it here anyway.

This is a free 7 Day trial for PS Now- Sony's retro gaming streaming service. It's worth noting, I think I saw some older PS4 games on there as well.

I'm not sure if the trial needs to be cancelled before the 7 days to avoid signing up for the following month, so you'll have to look into it yourselves. I'm not going to start my free trial until I've finished The Witcher 3, probably some time in the next decade...
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Why don't they just do it like xbox game pass they play much better when downloaded instead of streaming
Should make it part of ps plus, now that they are charging more and dropping ps3 and vita games
it's always been like this.
It's £12.99 for poor service! If you make a break for several minutes PS Now will shut your game down because of "no activity". Even Netflix doesn't do like that. If you click "restart" then will be your restart from begining. If you didn't save your game before that would much stressed out.

Quality? I played Mafia II on PS4 with Virgin (DL: 50-100 Mbps, UL: ~6 Mbps). It was alright. But it's streaming. Maybe it was 720p but bit rate is very variable, not constant. I turned on Uncharted 2 on Windows 10 and it was alright but sometimes there were lagging, even in cutscenes.

My view is... AWAY FROM STREAMING OF GAMES.
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Why don't they just do it like xbox game pass they play much better when downloaded instead of streaming
it's always been like this.
I also got the notification but it's always been available, last time I tried it needed credit card info (in typical Sony fashion).
Always been a 7 day trial.. Not a deal.
Should make it part of ps plus, now that they are charging more and dropping ps3 and vita games
rizzo77705/03/2018 12:50

Why don't they just do it like xbox game pass they play much better when …Why don't they just do it like xbox game pass they play much better when downloaded instead of streaming


Sony spent a lot of money acquiring Onlive and Gaikai then video game streaming providers around 2009. So I think Sony are trying to squeeze every little bit of value out of PS Now
vhero05/03/2018 12:55

Always been a 7 day trial.. Not a deal.


Well I didn't know about it and I'm on my PS4 everyday!
There's bound to be a bunch of people who were also blissfully unaware that will fancy giving it a go as well.
RickDoyle05/03/2018 13:00

Well I didn't know about it and I'm on my PS4 everyday!There's bound to be …Well I didn't know about it and I'm on my PS4 everyday!There's bound to be a bunch of people who were also blissfully unaware that will fancy giving it a go as well.


I get your point, but it’s a slippery slope- do we start posting every “1st month free” around for other services?
How much is it monthly?
ryanlilley05/03/2018 13:05

I get your point, but it’s a slippery slope- do we start posting every “ …I get your point, but it’s a slippery slope- do we start posting every “1st month free” around for other services?


It'll either go hot or go cold. I'll let the masses decide.
marcgreen1114 m ago

Should make it part of ps plus, now that they are charging more and …Should make it part of ps plus, now that they are charging more and dropping ps3 and vita games


Maybe it will next year when they drop ps3
marcgreen1126 m ago

Should make it part of ps plus, now that they are charging more and …Should make it part of ps plus, now that they are charging more and dropping ps3 and vita games


I totally agree with this, the service itself works fine and there are a few PS3 games I'd like to go back to but how they want for it as a seperate subscription not a chance.
UKBatman8 m ago

£13 I think


Blimey!
It's £12.99 for poor service! If you make a break for several minutes PS Now will shut your game down because of "no activity". Even Netflix doesn't do like that. If you click "restart" then will be your restart from begining. If you didn't save your game before that would much stressed out.

Quality? I played Mafia II on PS4 with Virgin (DL: 50-100 Mbps, UL: ~6 Mbps). It was alright. But it's streaming. Maybe it was 720p but bit rate is very variable, not constant. I turned on Uncharted 2 on Windows 10 and it was alright but sometimes there were lagging, even in cutscenes.

My view is... AWAY FROM STREAMING OF GAMES.
I'm not recommending this as Sony could get quite upset if they found out... but for brave, this guy shows how to keep getting free trials by setting up new accounts:

I believe that you can play with your main profile while the trial is running so you get to keep your save games, trophies, etc.
Luckily this can be deleted from the xmb if you don't want it on there
vhero58 m ago

Always been a 7 day trial.. Not a deal.


Exactly, no deal. Besides, even if it was new I would say it's hardly worth posting as 7 days is a pathetically short time to offer a prospective subscriber, barely time to fully enjoy one AAA game let alone sample their library in any meaningful way...
£13 a month is a little steep for the choice of games. You're be better off subscribing to Boomerang rentals.
deleted79906205/03/2018 13:48

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Much as I feel PS Now is overpriced (and should be bundled with plus) I understand why they don't use the same model as MS. The reason is technical as the PS3 is notorious for its complex cell processor design that is very hard to emulate and would need a LOT of raw processing power, certainly more than base PS4, probably more than even the Pro has either. So if the hardware doesn't have the raw performance to emulate the games, then what other option do they have than streaming?
marcgreen1105/03/2018 12:56

Should make it part of ps plus, now that they are charging more and …Should make it part of ps plus, now that they are charging more and dropping ps3 and vita games


Second this 1000%! They have had lots of opportunity to do this. First I thought the price increase would see PS Now being bundled but no. Surely they HAVE to put something in the huge gap the Vita and PS3 releases will create and what would be better than PS Now? Minimal cost to Sony as they already have the service up and running but great benefit to Plus subscribers.

Really hope they do it. However, knowing Sony's past arrogance when they are doing well like they are now (e.g. £500 PS3) I could see them just removing the PS3/Vita stuff and charging £50 a year for two monthly PS4 games....
rizzo7771 h, 13 m ago

Why don't they just do it like xbox game pass they play much better when …Why don't they just do it like xbox game pass they play much better when downloaded instead of streaming


They will, gurantee you it now, it'll be annouced at e3.
ST312305/03/2018 14:00

Second this 1000%! They have had lots of opportunity to do this. First I …Second this 1000%! They have had lots of opportunity to do this. First I thought the price increase would see PS Now being bundled but no. Surely they HAVE to put something in the huge gap the Vita and PS3 releases will create and what would be better than PS Now? Minimal cost to Sony as they already have the service up and running but great benefit to Plus subscribers. Really hope they do it. However, knowing Sony's past arrogance when they are doing well like they are now (e.g. £500 PS3) I could see them just removing the PS3/Vita stuff and charging £50 a year for two monthly PS4 games....


"knowing Sony's past arrogance when they are doing well like they are now (e.g. £500 PS3)"


Ps3? wasn't that one of the 1st affordable Blu-ray players released.
rizzo77705/03/2018 12:50

Why don't they just do it like xbox game pass they play much better when …Why don't they just do it like xbox game pass they play much better when downloaded instead of streaming


It's a good question, I feel like they just don't want to be seen to be copying anything that the Xbox is doing, even the good stuff Xbox is doing well.
secretspartan145 m ago

It's a good question, I feel like they just don't want to be seen to be …It's a good question, I feel like they just don't want to be seen to be copying anything that the Xbox is doing, even the good stuff Xbox is doing well.



If game's pass is going to be a s succuessful as i hope it is, sony will have to follow suit.
I was lucky enough to get the beta version before it got released.
Providing you have a decent internet connection you'll find it quite good.
Although, it does stream games other players on your console also get to play them with full trophy support. ( providing the game comes with trophies )
secretspartan105/03/2018 14:32

It's a good question, I feel like they just don't want to be seen to be …It's a good question, I feel like they just don't want to be seen to be copying anything that the Xbox is doing, even the good stuff Xbox is doing well.


This keeps getting mentioned but from the last stats MS released, BC had been used on average for 20 hours per user in the last 2.5 years. The problem with PS Now isn’t its delivery, it’s the price.
The fact is, MS are just trying everything to see what sticks, just to get back to the success level of the 360. What they really need is more games, not features or controllers.
Make sure you cancel before 7 days..... they don’t make it easy mind
Heat from me, I already had a free trial and can still use it!
They must be after more custom!!
Warhawk doesn't work though which is a shame
BigDave_05/03/2018 14:05

"knowing Sony's past arrogance when they are doing well like they are now …"knowing Sony's past arrogance when they are doing well like they are now (e.g. £500 PS3)"Ps3? wasn't that one of the 1st affordable Blu-ray players released.



Depends on the definition of affordable, but I'd agree it was probably the best way of getting Bluray at the time, though it still alienated their core gamer audience in the early years due to the launch price (and less than amazing game library). I came to the PS3 a good few years after it released, starting that generation with the Wii and 360. Grew to like the PS3 a lot (possible favourite) but there is no denying it had a rough start, kind of like the Xbox One this generation, albeit for slightly different reasons...
ST312316 m ago

Depends on the definition of affordable, but I'd agree it was probably the …Depends on the definition of affordable, but I'd agree it was probably the best way of getting Bluray at the time, though it still alienated their core gamer audience in the early years due to the launch price (and less than amazing game library). I came to the PS3 a good few years after it released, starting that generation with the Wii and 360. Grew to like the PS3 a lot (possible favourite) but there is no denying it had a rough start, kind of like the Xbox One this generation, albeit for slightly different reasons...


Exactly the same as you ST3123, £500 was a lot of money compared to £280 for the 360, definitely a good price for a blu ray player but wasn't interesed in that
I can confirm as someone who has already had a trial in addition to have paid for the service in the past, that this trial is for everyone which is a nice bonus, heat!
deleted79906205/03/2018 15:56

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Without exclusives, what reason is there to choose one console over another?
There’s a reason that MS has dropped to 12th mid-range in the latest Metacritic publishers rankings. They’ve released hardly any games and the ones they have released have been sequels that haven’t reviewed that well.
There has to be a reason why the PS4 is outselling the XB1 3:1 worldwide, despite MS now having the power advantage.
I will never pay for this as it's extortionate for what you get. This is not value for money and Sony have been made well aware of this time and time again. This is another one of Sony's bad ideas that is not making any money at all.
deleted79906205/03/2018 17:22

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Didn’t you own an Xbox one before BC?
As with every PS thread you comment on, you seem to post with an agenda in mind as you have little or no interest in the deal. From your post history, I’m not even sure you have a PS4.
marrowcat2 h, 30 m ago

Without exclusives, what reason is there to choose one console over …Without exclusives, what reason is there to choose one console over another? There’s a reason that MS has dropped to 12th mid-range in the latest Metacritic publishers rankings. They’ve released hardly any games and the ones they have released have been sequels that haven’t reviewed that well. There has to be a reason why the PS4 is outselling the XB1 3:1 worldwide, despite MS now having the power advantage.


3:1 worldwide? Source?
deleted79906205/03/2018 18:22

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Cast your eyes back up this thread, I wasn’t even talking about exclusives, I said games. I’m not continuing with your argument, I could post 20 links of previous comments but there really is no point.
You don’t answer my questions, I don’t answer yours. Let’s leave it at that shall we.
deleted79906205/03/2018 19:52

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That was in your response to my initial comment, I said games, you referred to exclusives first. Or is it “cognitive bias”
It's better now. Streaming quality is good, was playing Ninja Gaiden 3 which is very fast and challenging action game that I'm very familiar with and didn't feel any lag in the gameplay that made the combos feel off.

I'm on fast virgin internet though.

The selection of games is growing too but it's not good enough to justify the price.

I think they should do a silver and gold PS Plus subscription. I'd pay like 15 quid for Plus and Now.

Alternatively stick a load of good Indies on there and I'd be tempted at the current asking price.
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