The PS5 release date has been set for November 2020 and gamers are wanting to know if there are any more big reveals being planned.
The one service that hasn’t been touched upon yet is PS Now, Sony’s streaming service that is facing a much busier next-gen market.
Alongside Google Stadia and Xbox Game Pass, Amazon has just announced its plans for its own cloud gaming service.
Named Amazon Luna, the new service will remove the need for downloads and updates, while offering a subscription service and a library of games.
The one advantage the PS Now has is that it’s already well-established and can piggyback off the success of Sony’s exclusive first-party library.
It can also look forward to a boost when the PS5 console launches in November, providing more hype around Sony products.
The question now is whether the tech giant has any more surprises left for fans before the big PlayStation 5 launch?
When it comes to the console itself, we probably know everything we need to know, leaving things like new game reveal.
We have also found out about the PS Plus Collection, which will provide a library of titles to download and play on your PS5.
But could changes be coming for PS Now that could be announced in October?
There’s certainly room for improvement, with a limited way to access the service and a confusing process when it comes to downloading games.
From what has been shared so far, PS Now will be available to use on the PS5, giving players a chance to play older games via a subscription.
But there has been no word on whether PS5 gamers will be added to the service. And a lot of this appears to boil down to what Sony plans for the service in the future.
If Sony sees PlayStation Now as a clever way to monetise its back catalogue, there is no need to change the platform.
But with so many other companies getting involved in cloud gaming, Sony might be looking at what they need to do to keep up with the crowd.
This could include opening the service back up so that other devices outside of PC and PS4 consoles can use it.
They could also make it possible to download whatever you want, and there is always room for more radical shake-ups.
If Sony chose to combine PS Now and PS Plus, albeit for a higher price, would more people use it?
For now, the only big news expected for PS Now will be what new games are being added to the service in October.
This news should be shared on October 6, with the most recent additions including the following titles:
Resident Evil 7
Step into a Resident Evil experience quite unlike anything you’ve ever encountered as the series embarks on an ambitious approach that plunges you neck-deep into an adrenaline pumping nightmare. Trade the series classic third-person gameplay and stylized visuals for an unsettlingly realistic, first-person adventure, filled with a grueling atmosphere, stomach-turning design and a hauntingly unhinged cast of new characters. Set among the isolated rural estates of America’s deep South, nothing is quite as it seems and nowhere is truly safe.
Final Fantasy XV
Join Prince Noctis and his closest friends as they fight against the empire in an effort to take back their fallen kingdom. A unique fantasy world teeming with exotic wildlife, nefarious beasts and ancient treasures lies in wait. Wield devastating magic and powerful cooperative attacks in a tactical real-time battle system to crush those that stand in your way. Discover and modify new weapons and armour as you go, developing new skills and strengths with each successive victory.
Take on or play as WWE and NXT’s most popular Superstars and Legends in one of the franchise’s biggest rosters to date in a variety of match types and options, extensive creation capabilities, fan-favourite modes and much more. Includes an all-new MyCareer experience and new game modes such as 2K Towers and the return of 2K Showcase, highlighting the Return of Daniel Bryan.
This cinematic sci-fi thriller told through the lens of a space station’s artificial intelligence. Take on the role of S.A.M., an AI system installed on the low orbit space station “Observation” in 2026 and take control of the station’s control systems. A mysterious event has caused the station to lose power and forced S.A.M. to reboot. With most of your systems offline, you must work with the only crew member you can find, Dr Emma Fisher, and attempt to restore your systems to discover the fate of the station and its crew.