Well, its not free. Just not tied to a subscription, but I get where you're coming from.
That said, streaming would be the premium piece here allowing ppl to play where ever and on whatever they wish.
Ya that's the thing. Locking it down to the service would get some push back (dunno how much exactly), even from some XB fans.
Depends on if BC will be done entirely through streaming or not. I'd assume PS3 games will still be streaming only, so that would mean top tier.
SNY could have BC as a totally separate option where anyone can buy PS1, PS2, and PSP, BC games for cheap and emulate them on PS4 and PS5.
My second take on it here makes more sense if this were to be the case.
$29 - PS Pass - (basic online gaming access for all games)
$69 - PS Pass Plus - (PS Plus as it exists with it's online access, free games, and discounts)
$149 - PS Pass Premium - (PS Plus, PS Now, day 1 exclusive new IP, all BC games available, previews and early access, VIP discounts)
I know SNY offering a lower tier than $60 Plus right now seems unlikely, but that very well may be offset by a PS Pass Plus and Premium.
Anyone with PS4 or PS5 could still pay to download and play PS1, PS2, and PSP games this way. Premium get's you all that and PS3 streaming.
Day 1 exclusive new IP would be perfect for SNY marketing to be able to say they're offering exclusives on the service without putting the known heavy hitters on there. They would also get the benefit of more early exposure to new IP without having to rely on a $70 gamble as some see it.Last edited by EricHiggin - on 05 December 2021