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PlayStation Now Is Finally Getting Subscriptions

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PlayStation Now, the exorbitantly expensive service that allows people to rent and play PS3 games on their PlayStation 4s, is finally taking steps to be... well, actually usable.

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Today Sony announced a new subscription plan for PlayStation Now that will cost far, far less than renting PS3 games piecemeal. The plan will launch on January 13 for PS4. (Sony says it'll come to other platforms later.)

Here's the full breakdown, via Sony:

Gamers will be able to choose from a monthly subscription plan for $19.99 per month or a three-month plan for $44.99, breaking down to about $15 per month. A free seven-day trial that provides access to all games in the subscription service will also be offered at launch.

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Well that's certainly more reasonable than having to pay $12 for a week of F1 2013. Maybe now the service will actually be worth using. The catalog of available PS3 games, while not totally thorough, does have some gems you might have missed last generation. (Full list here.)

We'll get our hands on this thing when the new model launches next week—in the meantime, here's the sizzle trailer Sony created for the occasion:

You can reach the author of this post at jason@kotaku.com or on Twitter at @jasonschreier.

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jschreier
Jason Schreier

Speaking personally, I can't imagine wanting to pay $20/month or even $15/month (with the three-month plan) unless they added their ENTIRE library of PS1 and PS2 games, in which case I would sign up in a heartbeat.