Thursday, July 6, 2017

So that's why Sony pulled PlayStation Now from the Vita

PlayStation Now was a decent streaming gaming idea, but with an overpriced subscription. It let us play PS3 games on the Vita and rather well too with a decent WiFi connection. However, Sony announced earlier in the year that it was canning the service for Vita and other devices, and now we know why.

Because now it is introducing 50 PS4 games to the service that can now be played on Windows PCs only. For £12.99 a month, I'd be quite a happy Vita owner able to play the likes of Shadow Fall and others. But, no, Sony want us to ditch our Vita handhelds and blow more money on a PS4 slim or pro model. Which not everyone in the universe wants or can afford!

That also explains why Sony ditched the PS Vita TV model, as that would let people play some PS4 games on a big-screen TV for just £50. And we can't be having that now, can we?

Perhaps a few games have DualShock issues that might not translate well to the Vita, but mostly these games should do fine, it is merely Sony's money-grabbing, you-must-upgrade, mantra that has made this move slightly more annoying.

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