PlayStation Now news is in - with Sony finally confirming pricing and giving us an idea of how this model is actually going to work.
After a pilot program which entailed renting individual titles at a fairly high cost, the company has finally done the right thing and announced a subscription model for PlayStation now. So you'll pay a monthly fee and be able to play as many games as you like for the entire period.
The package is priced at $19.99 for one month or $44.99 for 3 months - slightly less than $15 a month. For that, you get access to more than 100 PS3 games which will be playable exclusively through your PS4 via live streaming.
A strong internet connection is going to be important for this one, and Sony has said that other compatible systems - perhaps the Vita and smartphones - will get access in the future. Here's a look at the kinds of games you can expect, a lot of titles from Sony studios, unsurprisingly.
The value of this offering will very much depend on your gaming habits. If you don't have a lot of time on your hands, one second hand game a month (or less) would probably work out cheaper. But if you're planning on playing games most days, there's plenty to enjoy here. Provided you didn't experience much of the PS3 generation as most of these games are very familiar indeed.
The PS blog also posted an image with a few more games which will be arriving when the service launches on January 12th 2015. There's some good stuff in there, including Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, inFamous, Enslaved, Xcom and more. There's also some stuff we've never heard of.
The only bad news about PlayStation Now so far is that it's only available in the US. The trial version never made it outside America and there's no news as yet on when we might get to see something like this roll out in Europe or anywhere else.
More as we get it.