PlayStation Now Subscribers Around the World Can Now Enjoy Low Subscription Rates, Better Game Options Says Sony

By Nhx T. , Oct 04, 2019 07:26 AM EDT

Sony has recently announced a happy surprise for PlayStation fans. The company has decided to cut down on the monthly subscription fee for PlayStation Now. From $19.99, the price is now $9.99 per month.

According to a blog post from Grace Chen, Vice President of PlayStation Network, they offered the price to compare with other entertainment streaming services. For current customers, the new price will be reflected in their next bill.

Not only has the price changed for US users but people around the world. The new prices are as follows:

  • US: $9.99 - monthly / $24.99 - quarterly / $59.99 - yearly

  • CAN: $12.99 - monthly / $34.99 - quarterly / $79.99 - yearly

  • EU: €9.99 - monthly / €24.99 - quarterly / €59.99 - yearly

  • UK: £8.99 - monthly / £22.99 - quarterly / £49.99 - yearly

  • JP: ¥1,180 - monthly / ¥2,980 - quarterly / ¥6,980 yearly

For the new prices, PlayStation fans will get unlimited access to over 800 games which spans from PS2, PS3, and PS4.

Besides the price cut, four major games will also be available on PSN. According to The Verge, gamers can access Uncharted 4, Grand Theft Auto V, Infamous: Second Son, and God of War. The games will be available this October until January 2, 2020.

Grand Theft Auto V is available to stream and download via PS Now. Users who download the game can also access Grand Theft Auto Online and Rockstar Games Social Club.

Each month, the company will add a selection of marquee games. These will only be available for a limited time. 

Japan-based Sony has also improved its selection of games for PlayStation Now. Users can also access it through their console or their personal computer.

PlayStation Now uses cloud technology. It allows users to stream their massive library of PlayStation games that are available on the PS4 as well as on PC. Users can also download up to 300 PS4 games on their PS4 devices.

However, be reminded that game library content differs from region to region.

Meanwhile, it has been almost six years since PlayStation has launched the PS4. Fans are still waiting for Sony's confirmation of PlayStation 5's release.

In WIRED's exclusive interview with Mark Cerny, the video game designer hinted PS5 impending release. The "next-gen console" as Cerny called it is in the works.

But, according to T3, Sony is apparently designing and developing a groundbreaking PS5 accessory. The accessory is supposedly going to bring multiplayer gaming to life through a 3D hologram.

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A patent filing documented the features of the holographic system. It will allegedly include an intricate eye-tracking system that uses a light emitter that will reflect several light rays into the user's retina. Therefore, it creates a visual that seems to be floating in mid-air.

The holographic system is believed to be an optional add-on and will be compatible with both Xbox One X and Nintendo Switch.

Then again, it is still a rumor and should be taken with a grain of salt.

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