PlayStation Now, the exorbitantly expensive service that allows people to rent and play PS3 games on their PlayStation 4s, is finally taking steps to be… well, actually usable.
Today Sony announced a new subscription plan for PlayStation Now that will cost far, far less than renting PS3 games piecemeal. The plan will launch on January 13 for PS4. (Sony says it will come to other platforms later.)
Here’s the full breakdown, via Sony:
Gamers will be able to choose from a monthly subscription plan for $US19.99 per month or a three-month plan for $US44.99, breaking down to about $US15 per month. A free seven-day trial that provides access to all games in the subscription service will also be offered at launch.
Well that’s certainly more reasonable than having to pay $US12 for a week of F1 2013. Maybe now the service will actually be worth using. The catalogue of available PS3 games, while not totally thorough, does have some gems you might have missed last generation. (Full list here.)
We’ll get our hands on this thing when the new model launches next week — in the meantime, here’s the sizzle trailer Sony created for the occasion: