Potential PlayStation Now Prices Revealed by Updated Gaikai Site

March 10, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


Thanks to an update to the Gaikai website that adds information about PlayStation Now, we may know the pricing details of what it might cost to rent certain titles through the service.

By heading to the History section of the website and going to  Introducing PlayStation Now Service, this image will pop up (via VG247):


As you can see in the image, what appears to be the full prices of The Last of Us and BioShock Infinite are shown for the full games, while the $4.99 and $5.99 prices for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and Far Cry 3 seem to show what it will cost to rent each title, as the blue characters may indicate. Since this image could just be a mock-up used for promotion purposes, and not reflective of the final prices, take these prices as a rumor for now.

When Sony was reached for comment on whether the pricing was accurate, they said they didn’t comment on rumors or speculation.

If you were interested, here’s what you’ll find in the Gaikai About section:

Challenge Accepted

At Gaikai, we believe in solving difficult problems to create exceptional experiences.

People said it was impossible to stream video games at high quality with low latency. We did it anyway. They said there was no way for a small company to build the world’s fastest interactive entertainment network. So we did that too. We even won a Guinness World Record for it.

It isn’t easy. It requires custom hardware. Dozens of software systems. And a world-class team to put it all together.

But you know what? It’s worth it. Because, when you find yourself playing a PlayStation game within seconds of pressing a button, without downloading or installing anything, on a device that was never designed to do that, it’s nothing short of magical.

We should be finding out more details about PlayStation Now soon, with a planned US release slated for this Summer.