You can’t put a PS3 game into your PS4, but starting today, everyone can try out a slew of PS3 games thanks to Playstation Now.
What is Playstation Now? You can rent PS3 games and stream them to your PS4 in a variety of time periods from four hours to 90 days.
The biggest obstacle for Sony with Playstation Now is the pricing structure. In the open beta walkthrough below, you’ll see Darksiders is available for streaming. Pricing starts at $2.99 for 4 hours and then jumps to $14.99 for 90 days. Stream for 90 days at $14.99, or buy it at Amazon for $13.61 right now?
Fixing the pricing structure will be a must for Sony as it continues to improve the streaming program.
You’ll also want to test your connection to see if your internet is up to streaming video games. Ditch the Wi-Fi and use an ethernet cable for the best possible experience.
The Playstation Now open beta offers more than 100 PS3 games. What about PS1 and PS2 games? Sony did say back in 2013 that the service would allow for the streaming of older Playstation platforms. Kotaku’s Jason Schreier caught up with Jack Buser, senior director for Playstation Now. Schreier pressed Buser about PS1 and PS2 games, but never got an answer from Buser on them.
Right now, it looks like Playstation Now is only for PS3 games.