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Should PS+ and PS Now merge services?

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I think current technical hurdles don't even allow them to think about this option right now. For one, PS Now is only available in few countries (UK, US, Canada, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Switzerland and The Netherlands) while PS+ has much bigger coverage. Secondly, they would have to remove PS3 streaming from PS Now altogether because expanding their "PS3 data centers" would be expensive and would never pay for itself.

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It's the 'Toaster-Telephone' conundrum.

 

Many people want a toaster.

Many people want a telephone.

 

A huge number want both.

 

That doesn't mean anyone is looking for a combination Toaster-Telephone.

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There is one thing I'd prefer - instead of those 2 merging together, give me the option to pay for ps now, have the games of that and be able to play other games online like in ps plus. I hate ps plus and would much rather pay for ps now. Not gonna do both though and I need the online functions.

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At first when I got a PSNow subscription I thought that would be a good idea. But when I thought a bit more about it I came to the same conclusions most people that are against it already mentioned in this thread.

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The benefit of merging them is that they won’t give the same games on each. I would even accept a slightly higher price if they did this, as long as they provided 7 games per month minimum then I don’t think £110 would be unreasonable.

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No, I don’t think they should do this. The two subscriptions combined would be very expensive.

 I would be miserable without multiplayer and that’s why I pay for Plus. I barely have time to play the games they offer each month, so why would I need PS Now?

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1 hour ago, Property_Damage said:

I want free online multiplayer like how it used to be

Free online multiplayer and free cloud storage like Xbox and Steam have been been offering for quite some time. :)

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22 minutes ago, zizimonster said:

Free online multiplayer and free cloud storage like Xbox and Steam have been been offering for quite some time. :)

 

Wasn't Xbox the first to introduce subscriptions to play online? Steam, sure. But Microsoft is just as scummy as Sony here.

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I see this happening sooner or later.

 

Probably with an 100$ per year subscription plan.

 

I also see them changing the name of PS Now, since there are still a lot of people that think, that PS Now is just for streaming Games.

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Have the option to buy them separately and an option to get both for cheaper.

Well, ideally PS Plus would include PS Now, but that won't happen.

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I would be all for a PS Plus and PS Now combo for the right price like Xbox are doing I saved allot on games by getting that plan!

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No, i wish there Lite version of ps+ for cloud save only rarely using it for online and monthly rented backlogs

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NO!

it's enough that i'm hating the plus subscription that it's required for online play, I don't play online that much but there's this one game i'm kinda addicted to one of its modes that you can only play online and if I stop paying for the plus this mode will be cut off from me.

 

I never got interested on the Now subscription since the day it was announced.

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Contrary to popular opinion, Sony doesn't need to match Game Pass. At all.

No.

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I just want PS Now to get launch in my country 😭😭😭😭😭, it's not fair. Only NA,EU and JP gamers getting all the PS Now benefits. Indian gamers should also get this service. 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

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1 hour ago, Darling Baphomet said:

 

Wasn't Xbox the first to introduce subscriptions to play online? Steam, sure. But Microsoft is just as scummy as Sony here.

I meant cloud storage is free on both Xbox and Steam. :)

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1 hour ago, Darling Baphomet said:

 

Wasn't Xbox the first to introduce subscriptions to play online? Steam, sure. But Microsoft is just as scummy as Sony here.

Last I checked games like Ghostbusters, Crysis 2/3, Mortal Kombat, 50 Cent and plenty of others are still playable on the Xbox 360 but not the PS3.

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As someone who is paying for PS+ and PS Now, I'd rather pay 11.99 a month and be free to cancel if the games are shit next month or for whatever reason I wouldnt use enough of the service. Sony's monthly prices are extortionate so you have to buy your subscriptions annually to get similar value to game pass ultimate, and when you do that you have to accept you paid for months which you might not have otherwise.

 

 

2 hours ago, DrBloodmoney said:

It's the 'Toaster-Telephone' conundrum.

 

Many people want a toaster.

Many people want a telephone.

 

A huge number want both.

 

That doesn't mean anyone is looking for a combination Toaster-Telephone.

 

By that logic they should split online gaming and the monthly games from PS+. Not everyone plays online and not everyone wants the monthly games.

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Posted (edited)

42 minutes ago, zizimonster said:

I meant cloud storage is free on both Xbox and Steam. :)

So even without Gold you get cloud storage on Xbox?

 

I think it‘s kinda a joke that i need a PS Plus membership on every PSN account i have, just to save my game saves.


It should be like 5-10 GB free Cloud Space on every account for Game Saves (they make enough money from the PSN Store to do this) & up to 1 TB or unlimited Cloud storage (Game save only) for PS Plus members.

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11 minutes ago, zulqarmessi said:

I just want PS Now to get launch in my country 1f62d.png1f62d.png1f62d.png1f62d.png1f62d.png, it's not fair. Only NA,EU and JP gamers getting all the PS Now benefits. Indian gamers should also get this service. 1f1ee-1f1f3.png1f1ee-1f1f3.png1f1ee-1f1f3.png1f1ee-1f1f3.png1f1ee-1f1f3.png1f1ee-1f1f3.png1f1ee-1f1f3.png

For downloable PS4 games, I believe you can just create an NA or EU account and subscribe. Download the games you want to play onto your PS4, and play them on your main PSN account (India). It works just like PS Plus or EA Play.

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If the price does not rise, a clear yes. if the price increases, a clear no.

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1 minute ago, Sikutai said:

If the price does not rise, a clear yes. if the price increases, a clear no.

 

An incease compared to what? Just the PS+ Price?

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8 minutes ago, Jeffboy265 said:

So even without Live you get cloud storage on Xbox?

Yes, you do.

 

You just need to log into Xbox Live. You don't need to subscribe to anything.

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Posted (edited)

32 minutes ago, mcnichoj said:

Last I checked games like Ghostbusters, Crysis 2/3, Mortal Kombat, 50 Cent and plenty of others are still playable on the Xbox 360 but not the PS3.


Ghostbusters and Crysis 2 is gone on both, Crysis 3 is fine, MK9 is fine except Vita.

 

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25 minutes ago, JediKnight_327 said:

 

An incease compared to what? Just the PS+ Price?

 

Yes.

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