PlayStation Now Allows Downloading of PS4 and PS2 Games

PlayStation Now has started offering a new feature for subscribers. Those that have a PS Now membership will be able to download the games that the service offers, and play offline and locally instead of streaming. This will not raise the price of the service at all. You’ll also be able to transfer your save files, so you can continue where you left off after downloading a game. You’ll still have to go online every few days to verify your PlayStation Now membership.

PlayStation Now Allows Downloading of PS4 and PS2 Games
PlayStation Now Allows Downloading of PS4 and PS2 Games

PlayStation Now is going a step beyond their offer so far. Much like Xbox and Nintendo offer already, you’ll now be able to download PS4 and PS2 games via PlayStation Now and play them offline and locally. The service is going to cost the same as PlayStation Now normally does. Of course, you’ll still need to be online and have a PlayStation Plus subscription in order to play in online multiplayer. Still, though, this is pretty great stuff. You can just download any of the games that PlayStation Now, and play them freely, without having to be online all the time.

Now, of course, some restrictions do apply. You’ll still have to go online every few days, so that the system can verify your PlayStation Now subscription, even if you’re playing a game you’ve downloaded it. You can’t just set it and forget it, unfortunately. That said, if you’ve been playing a game via streaming, and want to continue playing after you’ve downloaded it, you can do so. You’ll have to transfer your save file “from the PS Now cloud to your console.” You’ll need a PlayStation Plus membership for that, though. But, hey, at least you can do it.

If you’re a PlayStation Now subscriber, and you still don’t have the option to download, don’t worry. The service isn’t available for everyone yet. They’ll be rolling it out for everyone over the course of the next few days. For more details on the new feature, check out the announcement on PlayStation Blog.

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