With the recent announcement of Sony’s new PlayStation Now service, we know that not every game we want will make the cut. It’s very understandable since it’s a brand new service. And streaming services take time to accumulate a noteworthy library.
Every Sony gamer in the world has their own PlayStation Now streaming wish list for games. We know Sony isn’t able to include every PS3, PS2, and PS One game to their streaming service for a couple of reasons.
So with that understood, which PlayStation Now games do you want first when the service launches?
PlayStation One games on PS Now
Sony’s ultimate goal with PlayStation Now is to have a streaming service that is able to provide every previous generation’s library of games. Whether they are able to accomplish this feat is unforeseen. Still, this is incredible news for PlayStation gamers. There are a lot of classic PlayStation One games that gamers would like the opportunity to revisit.
I remember one of the first PS One games I played was Battle Arena Toshinden. Even though the weapons fighting game is old as dirt, I would like the chance to replay it once again. It’s not so much that the game was amazing. It’s more a nostalgia thing. I’m sure I’m not alone in wanting to revisit some of the PlayStation One games strictly for a trip down memory lane.
So which PS One games would you like to see make an appearance on PlayStation Now?
- Soul Blade
- Chrono Cross
- Tomb Raider 2
- Final Fantasy 8
- Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
- Final Fantasy 7
- PaRappa the Rapper
- Resident Evil 2
These are just a few of the PS One games that a lot of us played long ago when they released. The one question to ask is Will these classic games adopt the trophy system? An integrated trophy system would give a lot of PlayStation gamers a reason to replay some of the classic PS One games.
PS2 games on PlayStation Now
This is the big one. The PS2 was a console with so many incredible games that it’d be hard to argue a better video game system. The PlayStation 2 brought with it a Golden Age of gaming. There are so many games that brought people some of their best gaming memories. So it wouldn’t be hard to imagine that there are a lot of gamers out there that would like to see some of their favorite video games appear on PlayStation Now.
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The PlayStation 2 was considered one of the most important consoles in the history of gaming. It was definitely Sony’s most important. So it’s easy to think that they would want to put out their best PS2 games on PlayStation Now. This would give not only old school gamers a chance to relive some great moments. But it would also offer new gamers a chance to play some of the games that made the PlayStation 2 a household name.
Which PlayStation 2 games do you want to see on PlayStation Now?
- Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
- Jak 3
- Devil May Cry 3
- Burnout 3: Takedown
- Resident Evil 4
- Metal Gear Solid 3
- Shadow of the Colossus
- Grand Theft Auto III
These are but a few of the list of incredible PS2 games that would make for a great PlayStation Now experience. There are a lot of PlayStation 2 games that would help to fill out the PlayStation Now library of streaming games.
Let us know what games you want to see in the comment section below.
PS3 games streamed on PlayStation Now
This is what PlayStation Now is really about. There is no answer to backwards compatibility for the PS4. Although PlayStation Now is not the solution, it’s a compromise. No you can’t play your PS3 games on the PS4. But, there is the opportunity to play a certain amount of PS3 games through the PlayStation Now service. We say certain amount because frankly, nobody knows how many games will make an appearance. And nobody knows which games will be part of the library.
The PlayStation Now streaming service may never offer the full content of the PS3 library. It just may not be possible. And what about some of you that already have the digital or physical copies of your games? Will you still have to rent or subscribe to play those games? PlayStation Now beta is supposed to roll out this month so hopefully we’ll receive more answers.
Until then, which PlayStation 3 games would you like to see launch with PlayStation Now? Would you want games you’ve already played? Games you didn’t get a chance to play? What’s more important to you?
What’s your PS3 games wish list for PlayStation Now?
- God of War 3
- Metal Gear Solid 4
- The Last of Us
- Uncharted 2
- Valkyria Chronicles
- Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
- Heavy Rain
HD remakes on PlayStation Now
So this is something that would definitely come up with the PlayStation Now service. Whether or not to include HD remakes of older games to the library of PlayStation Now games.
Does Sony add the original versions of the games to the PlayStation Now service or do they add the HD remakes? Maybe they can even add both.
So for instance, with the upcoming Final Fantasy 10 HD remake, what is Sony supposed to do? Do they add the HD remake to the PS3 streaming library? And when the PS2 library makes its debut on PlayStation Now should they not add the original version of Final Fantasy X?
What do you think would be the best solution? I for one am for both versions of the game. I’d opt for the HD remakes of games myself but I know there are a lot of gamers who would want to play the original versions of a game.
There’s also the fact that PlayStation Now could hurt the sales of future HD remakes. Why buy the HD remake of The Last of Us for PS4 when you can just rent or play the original version with PlayStation Now?
When God of War 3 was coming out, I bought a PS2 just so I could play God of War 1 and God of War 2. I had never played them and I really enjoyed the experience of playing the original versions. Then later, Sony announced God of War 1 & 2 HD remakes and I never bothered with those. I would have preferred to play the HD versions but since I already played the originals, there was no need.
This is what could happen with PlayStation Now. If you have access to a majority of the original PS3 library of games, why bother with future HD remakes for PS4?
And what is Sony supposed to do? Hold back on releasing the most popular games on PlayStation Now so they can make and profit off of HD versions?
PS Vita games on PlayStation Now
Well, with the long ago announcement of PS Vita TV, I wonder how this will play out. Two streaming services competing against each other. Yeah, a lot of us forgot about PS Vita TV. So now we have Remote Play, PS Vita TV, and PlayStation Now. All streaming services.
Even though PS Vita TV hasn’t been announced for a US release, what do we do when it is? I’m guessing PS Vita games won’t be part of the PlayStation Now experience. But long ago, Sony said the goal was to have the entire library of PlayStation games available through Gaikai’s streaming technology.
Did this include PlayStation Vita games? And better yet, did this also include PSP games as well?
Is PlayStation Now our future?
There’s much to think about and a lot of questions that need answering. PlayStation Now could be one of the biggest reasons to own both a PS4 and a PS Vita. As time goes on, the benefits of having both a PS4 and PS Vita become more and more apparent.
It’s already been established that the PS4 was built with PlayStation Vita compatibility in mind. And who knew that Sony’s future endeavors would heavily involve the PS Vita so much. Sony is highly focused on bringing us streaming technology from Remote Play to the new PlayStation Now service. It’ll be interesting to see how everything plays out.
In the end, it seems that PlayStation gamers around the world are the real winners. Having a vast library of PlayStation games from every generation at your fingertips is a huge selling point.
Now let us know in the comments. Which PlayStation Now games do you want first?