Sony is cutting the monthly cost of its PlayStation Now game streaming service by 50 percent to $9.99. The change goes into effect immediately, and current subscribers will see a change on their next bill. Today’s announcement was made on the official PlayStation blog.
PlayStation Now offers subscribers access to a massive, rotating library of games that can be streamed from the cloud and downloaded. Titles are pulled from legacy PlayStation 3 games as well as more current PlayStation 4 titles. Previously a monthly subscription to PS Now cost $19.99. Here’s a detailed list of the price changes:
- $9.99 per month, down from $19.99
- $24.99 for three months, down from $44.99
- $59.99 for an annual subscription, down from $99.99
Sony is also sweetening the deal with the addition of four high-profile titles: God of War (2018), Grand Theft Auto 5, Infamous Second Son, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. All four titles will be available until January 2, 2020. In its announcement, Sony stresses that marquee titles such as these will rotate out regularly, and only be available for a limited time.
The price change is likely a defensive move brought on by the pending public preview test of Project xCloud, Microsoft’s own game streaming service. Project xCloud’s test arrives nearly five full years after the launch of PlayStation Now, but expands its offering well beyond the Xbox One console. Players will be able to launch Gears 5 and Halo 5: Guardians on phones and tablets.