Sony‘s game streaming service PlayStation Now provides an option to download more than 200 PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 4 games, which can be played offline.
The feature is available to the subscribers of game streaming service PlayStation Now, which costs around $14.99/£12.99 monthly. The service enjoys more than 600 games for PS2, PS3 and PS4 available for streaming and with the recent update, around 212 PS4 and 13 PS2 games can be downloaded by the subscribers.
The service features popular PS4 titles as well as PS2 classics such as Dark Cloud 1 & 2, Wild Arms 3 and some others. One interesting feature is the availability of playing the downloaded titles offline as those gamers who had issues related to the internet connection encountered disconnection and lag. This is indeed a sigh of relief to the subscribers of the service and may also attract other PS4 gamers.
The gamers won’t need PlayStation Plus subscription to play the online multiplayer on the PS Now games. However, the players will need to get their console connected to the internet atleast once a week to verify their PS Now subscription. The games will run at their native resolution and support for 5.1 surround sound.
The service doesn’t match rival’s Xbox Backwards Compatibility where the XB1 owners can purchase 360 title and enjoy the game without any charges or even if they own the game’s physical copy, they can enjoy the title free of cost. But it is a great opportunity for PlayStation gamers as they didn’t had any feature for backwards compatibility and this appears to be an alternative option.
This is just an confirmation and the download feature will be available sometime later this month. Stay tuned for more updates!