It looks like the PlayStation Now beta is already underway in Europe, as I’ve discovered today. I was able to access the PlayStation Now beta app, and found sixteen games available to rent – all available for free. Based in the UK, I was able to access a number of games including BEYOND: Two Souls, Uncharted 3 and inFamous 2.
The screenshots below show that when purchasing a game, the checkout screen shows my balance in GBP£. You will also notice that “Purchase Confirmation” screen includes a reference to the European PlayStation website.
Finally, in order to play PS Now in North America, you have to access the games from the PlayStation Store – these screenshots show that the games are available via the stand-alone PS Now (Beta) app. The final screenshot shows that “PS Now” is not available on the PlayStation Store for me.
I’m not sure if this is mistake on Sony’s part, but there has been no announcement of a PlayStation Now European Beta so far. It was expected to start in 2015, but no release date was mentioned.
Note: Screenshots taken directly from PS4.
Sony has also sent me a confirmation email about the rental of BEYOND: Two Souls:
Too bad it’s such a schmucky service.
Oh? Could you elaborate please? Please free to compare other awesome features like Shareplay and the service on Xbone Live that lets you play last gen games.
Yeah, it’s a servicve for PS Poor people that can’t afford to be a real gamer and fall for lies and overhype from a dying company. Andy is one of those “shmucks”.
Spoken like a true Xbox fan boy. FYI, the PlayStation side of Sony is the most profitable so I wouldn’t call it dying. And PS Now is an opportunity for new PS4 players to try PS3 games they may not have played previously – mostly like all those ex-xbox fan boys like yourself.
Can i ask how you got this to work? I got an email saying i was invited for the ps now beta, but when i click on the link it only shows that i have a beta code for Planetside 2
Are you sure the email says it’s for PlayStation Now?