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Rumor: PlayStation Network Purchases May Transfer To PlayStation Now

by Dean James on July 5, 2014

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When PlayStation Now was first announced as Sony’s longtime project with Gaikai, gamers were really excited with the potential of the system as a means to stream old games on the PlayStation 4, as well as on other Sony platforms and devices. However, the hype has died down considerably, especially due to the prices found in the ongoing beta, which are borderline ridiculous. Now, a very interesting rumor has popped up that could greatly improve the service due to an experience found with the beta by a member of the gaming forum NeoGAF.

The poster Bastion responded to a thread about PlayStation Now’s ongoing beta by saying:

  • “An interesting thing just showed up on PSNow on my PS3. It is showing all the games I bought digitally as playable via PSNow that are on the PSNow service. There is a shopping bag showing that I had paid for it. I will have to check it out more tomorrow and see if it allows me to play them on the PS4.”

He followed this by saying he was not able to play it on PlayStation 4, but was able to on the beta through PlayStation 3, where he already had the games installed. This is one rumor to definitely take with a grain of salt, even with it showing up on the system. It could just be a glitch, but it is certainly something that could help the rescue the dwindling excitement for PlayStation Now overall.

It certainly would make me much more interested in the service to be able to play my digital PlayStation 3 games on my PlayStation 4, rather than having to switch the input to PS3 every time. Hopefully if this is something that is really going to happen, Sony will reveal it sooner rather than later.

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  • Guest

    This would be great and it would actually make sense. Why rent a game I already bought?

    • Whitbizzle

      Because you have deleted it to clear space for other stuff and you might want to revisit that game without downloading it again

      • Wizard of Peace

        I would but the prices are ridiculous to rent…

    • Whitbizzle

      And I’ve just realised that that was a rhetorical question

  • Wolf0491

    Yeah then I can play my ps1 games on ps4 Yay

  • 111AlaN111

    I think this feature (if done on PSNow) is great, but the prices should drop.

    • HdotT

      Yeah. I’m not paying those crazy prices.. I would like the games I purchased on ps3. I have a couple I’d actually play

  • hoppsy80

    This would be awesome and yet another reason to go digital.

    Who needs forced DRM if you provide a service worth having. Sony have been very smart in their approach to providing a money making environment for developers

    • Falcon D. Stormvoice

      ‘Who needs forced ___ if you provide a service worth having.’

      All that needs to be said, and execs need to cram it into their thick skulls. The scapegoating of the consumer in the gaming industry has gone far enough. We’re willing to pay, you’ve just got to earn it.

    • Falcon D. Stormvoice

      ‘Who needs forced ___ if you provide a service worth having.’

      That’s all that needs to be said. And the suits need to cram it into their thick skulls. The scapegoating of the consumer in the gaming industry has gone far enough. We’re willing to pay, if they earn it.

  • Falcon D. Stormvoice

    PS Now excitement isn’t really dwindling. Gamers just like to complain, and the gaming media often likes to stoke the flames. The prices are pretty comparable to most game rental services.

  • Lacerz

    With the size of my digital library, this would be a very nice addition. It’d push my PS4 library to close to 200 games.

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