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Intrinsic said:
LivingMetal said:
Whoa...... I though Microsoft's Game Pass was the Netflix of gaming.

Yh i Know its really confusing.

 

  • PSnow started in 2014 GamePass started in 2017
  • PSNow can be used on PCs, Playstations and Tvs. Game pass can be used on PCs and Xboxes
  • They both have a library of ever rowing titles.
  • They both require a subscription.
But somehow..... gamepass is the netflix of gaming (while currently in fewer regions than PSnow, fewer device support) all because Phil says so. And the media at large just somehow forgot to notice they are 3 years late to the party.

 

Don't forget the distinction of being able to stream games on PS Now should you want to. Which is the most Netflix-ee thing of all!



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Intrinsic said:
ironmanDX said:
600 titles... Damn. I'd give this a go if I had a ps4 and it was available in Australia.

You don't need a PS4 to use PSnow. Right now you can use it on your laptop or desktop.

Azzanation said:

So available in 4 regions? Okay.. but Netflix?

OK.... I am just gonna say it, you are biased. 

twintail said:

The goal has always been global, but it comes down to securing servers in these different regions, especially ones that are capable of game streaming so the rollout is going to take some time.

Ideally by PS5's launch they will have most of their regions covered, if not all, but they will probably still be in expanding stages post PS5 launch.

I think the difference here is that MS screams about every initiative its taking from the rooftops and on the other hand sony just quietly does stuff and fleshes them out. Its amazing how forward thinking sony has been this gen' but somehow the media at large can't seem to see the connections because sony isn't spelling it all out for them.

Just this gen sony went from being that platform with the piss poor online service to being the platform that pushed

 

  • Game share (videos, photos and controls: the last one being something they are still the only ones doing where you can let someone else play games on your console over the internet)
  • Remote play (being able to access your console from other devices from anywhere in the world; been there since day one on the PS4)
  • PSnow  (which is quite literally what this netflix of gaming everyone seems t be chasing is and at least the most fleshed out service like that in existence right now)
  • PSvue (which is among the best live Tv streaming services n the market right now and with plans to expand across regions)
Its shocking to me how they arent given credit fr these initiatives. Or how its not obvious t many that sony has long since been laying the foundations for transitioning away from a stand alone box and moving to one that will have a Playstation in every home, be it via a box or via one of its services.

 

The media has a price. If Sony want every news site screaming from the rooftops about how they are the premier Netflix of gaming service then they need to open their wallet and pay them to spread the truth something tells me Sony will happily go about their business quietly until next gen is announced. Then they'll make waves. It would be cool if this service had 1000+ games and was available in 40+ markets come ps5 launch. Available on your phone, pc and ps4/ps5. 

Faelco said:
GribbleGrunger said:
It's fascination. MS just talk about wanting to build a Netflix for gaming and that's 'GREAT', meanwhile Sony have been actually building a Netfflix for gaming but that's not 'GREAT' because it's not in as many countries a Netflix. So, I guess it's better to talk the talk rather than walk the walk.

Well, Phil Spencer isn't popular for nothing... All PR, no results, but people love him because he looks nice and talks big. You want to be "great" on the internet? Just say that you're great on the news, people will believe it. 

Yeah we're still waiting to see any sort of tangible results. If the next xbox lunches and sales don't pick up over this gen he's really improved nothing in terms of sales. 



Good to see that they are expanding.
I tried the trial sometime last year and it's not a bad service. Personally I prefer gamepass since it's cheaper, all the games can be downloaded, and quiet a few new games come to gamepass day 1.



jason1637 said:
Good to see that they are expanding.
I tried the trial sometime last year and it's not a bad service. Personally I prefer gamepass since

  1. it's cheaper, 
  2. all the games can be downloaded, and 
  3. quiet a few new games come to gamepass day 1.

Yh MS is doing good work with game pass. Competition is great.

  1. Yes GP is $30 cheaper than PSnow for one year. But this is really because they came in after, they have to do something t build a user base. But this is also a soft benefit as its something sony can change if they ever feel the need to. Or who knows GP can get more expensive.
  2. Games can now be downloaded on PSnow, but the catch is that PS4 lacks Full BC and thats anther benefit of Gamepass. Also anther thing that come PS5 will probably change.
  3. Again new service..... expect nothing less than a 2yr wait time for good or popular games when the service is in full swing. 


Why would we get a 2 year minimum wait time on games once GP hits “full swing”? Keeping with the Netflix comparison, it not only gets its own exclusive content, even big name movies and TV shows come quickly. The last Avengers is already on there. Pretty sure I saw Solo on their too.

MS’s own games will continue to come day one and I’m sure they’ll continue to get smaller titles to launch on the service. I don’t think anyone expects something along the lines of a Calls of Doody to ever launch day one on there but MS will always get good games to launch on there. Sony will too.



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Intrinsic said:

jason1637 said:
Good to see that they are expanding.
I tried the trial sometime last year and it's not a bad service. Personally I prefer gamepass since

 

  1. it's cheaper, 
  2. all the games can be downloaded, and 
  3. quiet a few new games come to gamepass day 1.

 

Yh MS is doing good work with game pass. Competition is great.

 

  1. Yes GP is $30 cheaper than PSnow for one year. But this is really because they came in after, they have to do something t build a user base. But this is also a soft benefit as its something sony can change if they ever feel the need to. Or who knows GP can get more expensive.
  2. Games can now be downloaded on PSnow, but the catch is that PS4 lacks Full BC and thats anther benefit of Gamepass. Also anther thing that come PS5 will probably change.
  3. Again new service..... expect nothing less than a 2yr wait time for good or popular games when the service is in full swing. 

 

I'm excited to see how Sony and MS improve their sub next gen. 



Great news!

I already signed up for the beta.
Thankfully, when i was deciding between a Xbox One and PS4 controller to use with my Switch, i bought the DS4. Good choice! :)

I have a 150 Mbps connection. Hope it's more than enough to play the games.

Anyone knows if there's a way if you can stream from PC to TV? I'd rather play on TV.



DélioPT said:
Anyone knows if there's a way if you can stream from PC to TV? I'd rather play on TV.

PS Now kinda supports TV natively, imo? 

OP - git gud. Hoveever, I still think all of this will be just a fad that faded, but it will be nice when it lasts.



Netflix afaik is still losing money with 130m subscribers and needs 190m .. Sony/MS/whoever tries a similar model probably needs to run profitable with a faaar smaller subscriber count, as gaming is certainly more niche than watching shows/movies.



Lafiel said:
Netflix afaik is still losing money with 130m subscribers and needs 190m .. Sony/MS/whoever tries a similar model probably needs to run profitable with a faaar smaller subscriber count, as gaming is certainly more niche than watching shows/movies.

Netflix is selling junk bonds to fund itself.