Sony recently unveiled its new pricing model for its PlayStation Now service. The service is designed to allow PS4 users to stream PS3 (and eventually PS2 and PS1) titles to their consoles through the Internet, much like you would stream movies through Netflix. PlayStation Now is slated to come to the PS3 and PSVita a little while after it launches on Sony’s current flagship console, the PS4. Hit the jump to read on. If it’s too much to read scroll to the bottom for the TL;DR version.
During PlayStation Now’s beta phase, users could rent games à la carte at seemingly random prices depending on the game. God of War: Ascension ran for $1.99 for four hours, $5.99 for seven days, $7.99 for 30 days, or $14.99 for 90 days. Where as Ultra Street Fight 4, a game that is coming to PS4 this year, runs for $4.99 for 4 hours, $7.99 for 7 days, $14.99 for 30 days, $29.99 for 90 days. So it’s easy to see that there needed to be some sort of regulation to this madness.