TO have the MP portion of their games on PSNow to entice users to buy the full game, or then one year later (when most sales were already made anyway and games are severely discounted) put the SP on PSNow could work and add revenue.
What I would like to avoid would be the silly proposition making their games episodes. Like Each of the major IPs from Sony being butchered in 6-12 parts to release along all year so the person would need to keep sub to play each month (of course he could wait until the last month to play all for the price of 1, but that would also have the 1 year price cut and wait that is already present) and with a constant inflow of AAA every month would have one AAA portion of Sony exclusive to keep a stream.
Yeah I think so. Considering how well some of these games have sold (GoW, Horizon, SM, DG) without MP, I feel like MP is clearly not a driving force for the IPs going forward. Sony did experiment a bit with this during the PS3 days, when UC3 and KZ3 (I think these 2 and nothing else) were give F2P versions of their MP.
As to when the SP goes onto PSNow... I think Sony can decide depending on sales. If it is 1 year I feel it is too easy for ppl to calculate, and some of these games are still selling really well. But yeah whenever they feel sales have dropped off for said games.
For sure, I think episodic would be bad BUT only if they start trying to adapt their current lineup for that. I see nothing wrong with say something like Hitman or even how Siren PS3 worked, if episodic is how the game is initially pitched. That is, the game is designed 1st and foremost to be episodic. It is an interesting dilemma though.