PlayStation Now Is Getting a Download Option for Select Games

Doris Richards
September 21, 2018

Starting today, PlayStation Now users will be able to stream as well as download PlayStation Now games to their PlayStation 4 in order to play both locally and offline, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced.

During the month of September, PlayStation Plus subscribers were given what has arguably been the best offer of free games for the year so far, with the subscription service having provided players with both Destiny 2 and God of War 3 at no additional cost.

"Downloaded PS Now games will support all user-purchased DLCs, microtransactions, and add-ons, as well as PS4 Pro enhancements for subscribers using a PS4 Pro system", said Sony. You'll still need a PlayStation Now subscription to play your downloaded games, but now you won't be screwed if your Internet connection goes down. What's more, if you already began a game via PS Now streaming mode and want to transfer to a local game, you can now do so via PS Now cloud save file transfer, which does require a PlayStation Plus membership. However, there was a big question mark as to why PS3 titles aren't also available for download.

A PlayStation Now subscription usually costs $20 per month, but you can get it on sale for $10 a month or $100 a year until September 25. What you might not know is that we're closing in on the end of the service's summer sale price. If Aecesaje is to be believed, then this could be an indication of a bug occurring and unintentionally displaying the titles as free PS Plus titles incredibly early, but it's unclear if that's the case.

Sony says the feature will roll out to PS Now subscribers over the next few days.

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