PlayStation Now Beta 2.0 Adds Shadow Of The Colossus, Dead Island And More


According to a DualShocks report, Sony is prepping a rather hefty update to its Gakai-powered streaming service, PlayStation Now.

Version 2.0, which weights in at 42 megabytes, will reportedly add a litany of new titles to the digital catalogue, including Dead Island, Shadow of the Colossus and Guacamelee!

Here’s a full list of the new additions:

Shadow of the Colossus
WipEout HD
Dead Nation
PixelJunk Monsters
Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten
Dead or Alive 5
Critter Crunch
Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond
Zeno Clash 2
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
Dead Island
PAYDAY: The Heist
Order Up!!
Alien Rage
Real Steel

While this is by no means confirmed, the fact that the anonymous tipster provided screenshots lends some credence to the intriguing report. For now, these games will become available to stream via PlayStation 3, with Sony planning to introduce the online catalogue to other devices — including PS4 & Vita, the company’s own Bravia TVs and, rather enticingly, non-Sony products — further down the lines.

Currently, Sony is yet to reveal a full pricing plan for PlayStation Now; however, a leaked image suggests that games could cost between $4.99 and $5.99 to rent for a limited period of time — between one, seven and 30 days, according to the concept art. On the other hand, it is understood that customers can opt for full library access for an as yet unknown subscription fee.

At this stage, it’s worth keeping in mind that PlayStation Now is still very much in a beta stage, with the full launch planned for this summer — in North America, at least. Expect more news regarding Sony’s service in the build-up to E3.