Sony: PlayStation Now “Doesn’t Solve the Backwards Compatibility Situation” on PS4

January 9, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


Trying to get specific information from Sony about the subscription pricing side of things for PlayStation Now has been a fruitless mission, but CVG did ask SCEA’s John Koller if PlayStation Plus members might get discounts or benefits when it comes to PS Now:

We need to look at that. It’s all part of the model – this will be another subscription so we need to look at how Plus plays into that. We haven’t made a decision yet.

Probed further about PlayStation Now being a separate subscription fee, Koller said, “We don’t know. The rental and subscription options are the only things we’ve talked about today. There’s some work that needs to be done on this. That’s why we’re saying summer.”

After making sure to point out that PlayStation Now on PS4 “doesn’t solve the backwards compatibility situation,” Koller was asked if there’s a potential for someone to put a PS3 disc into their PS4 for verification, then have that game unlocked for streaming through PS Now:

We… uh, initially, no. So, we’re saying no to that right now.

Also, this particular feature is something that’s not being investigated “right now.”

Percentage-wise, how much of a discount do you think PlayStation Plus members should get on a PlayStation Now subscription? Let us know in the comments below.