Sony is experimenting with streaming some of its classic PlayStation games over the internet. The company says it will open up the market and increase its audience.
The PlayStation Now streaming service will allow gamers access to classics like Saints Row 4, Metal Gear Solid, and Ratchet and Clank.
Janelle Bonanno is Editor-in-Chief of the online gaming magazine, GameFront.com.
“It kind of widens the field up for those who, let’s say, don’t have a $599 PlayStation 4,” she says.
But you’ll need a Sony Bravia television or a tablet.
Sony says the plan is to introduce PlayStation to more customers on devices they use every day.
“So the only thing you are going to see from Sony is really old stuff with really low value,” says Pachter. “And they’re not paying much for it, and because it has low value, they’re not going to attract a lot of subscribers.”
Sony hasn’t released its full pricing list yet, but says most games will rent for between $2.99 and $19.99.
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