Surprise! PlayStation Now subscribers can now download selected PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 4 games.
Sony has announced that PlayStation Now now supports full game downloads in addition to streaming. Nearly all PlayStation 4 games currently available through the service are included, as well as the PS Now lineup of PlayStation 2 remasters.
The current lineup of PS4 games on PlayStation Now includes God of War 3 Remastered, Bloodborne, Bound, Gravity Rush Remastered, Tropico 5, and WWE2K16. Across the service as a whole there are over 500 games available.
Downloaded games can be played offline, but users will need to connect to the internet every few days to verify their subscription.
Existing subscribers who have started a game via streaming, but would like to continuing playing via a locally downloaded version, will need to migrate their save data. Sony has prepared a step-by-step guide to help.
As luck would have it, there’s also a promotion on new PlayStation Now subscriptions running until September 25, 2018. You can pick up a full month sub for $9.99, or a full year for $99.99. Playstation Plus members can also get a three-month pass for the reduced price of $29.99.
Naturally, the response to the news has been entirely positive, with many users, erm, asking for the ability to change their PSN names.
We can but dream.
Visit our new releases page for regular updates on the games coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
Want more neat stuff?
If you want to keep abreast of the latest news, features, reviews, guides, and sales, we can send all our latest articles and great content straight to your inbox. You know, collated together, once or twice a week, in a newsletter. We wouldn't send them one at a time – that would be weird and annoying!
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
New Xbox releases: September 20-24, 2021
The much-anticipated Sable and Yakuza spin-off sequel Lost Judgement are among the week's new Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One...
WarioWare: Get It Together! review
WarioWario: Let’s Get It Together! adds multiplayer and multiple characters to a fan favourite Nintendo franchise, but at what cost?
This Doom adventure lets you blast a reanimated Maggie Thatcher back to hell
In Doom-based adventure, Thatcher's Techbase, "Margaret Thatcher is back from Hell... and the lady's not for returning!"
Deltarune Chapter 2 release date revealed by Toby Fox
Deltarune Chapter 2 is almost upon us. We don't need to tell you to "please be excited" for this one.
Surreal web cartoon Tux and Fanny makes for a sublime video game
In one day I went from not knowing a thing about Tux and Fanny to proclaiming it the best video...
Battlefield 2042 release date bumped to November
Electronic Arts has confirmed that the upcoming military shooter Battlefield 2042 will be released one month later than planned. EA says...
The developers want you to break Age of Empires IV this weekend
After a number of balloted tests, the floodgates will open for a limited-time, unrestricted stress test for Age of Empires...
The PlayStation Store Double Discounts sale returns
PS Plus members get double discounts on PS4 and PS5 games in the latest PlayStation Store video game sale.