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Rumor: PlayStation Network Purchases May Transfer To PlayStation Now

by Dean James


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.

- This article was updated on:March 9th, 2018

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