Sony slashes prices of its PlayStation Now streaming games service by half

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Sony slashes prices of its PlayStation Now streaming games service by half

Not only is it slashing costs, but it's also adding a few big-name titles to the service.

That makes a monthly PS Now subscription just a pound more than Xbox Games Pass, Microsoft offer around 360 games, PlayStation Now has almost 800.

With Google's Stadia cloud based gaming service arriving sometime next month in the USA with a $15/month subscription fee, the competition is already preparing for an all out war this holiday season.

Starting today, PS Now's United States price will be $9.99 a month, $24.99 for three months, or $59.99 per year - that's down from $19.99, $49.99, and $99.99 respectively before. Current customers will see this new pricing reflected in their next billing cycle. As of today, however, the monthly price has been dropped by half to just $9.99. The most important feature is they can enjoy 3D games without 3D glasses.

Sony's PlayStation Now service has never quite had the same impact, largely because it required subscribers to stream games instead of downloading them. Notably, GTA is accessible via PlayStation but to play GTA Online, GTA5 needs to be download.

As the likes of Google Stadia and Microsoft's xCloud speed toward their debut, Sony does not want you to forget that it started game streaming before it was cool. And the annual price is now just $59.99. There is also now a new quarterly tier of subscription available, which is available for £23. Not much was said about the PS5 other than Sony working hard not to rest on its laurels-the content was mostly about services like PlayStation Now and cross-play. This makes it possible to experience PlayStation games as a 3D hologram and to play via your trusted DualShock controller.

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It would appear that the PS4's Cross-Play feature has now left beta, with Wired reporting that the feature is now available to any and all developers who wish to utilise it.

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