Will PlayStation Now be coming to PS5? How will PS Now work on PS5? Sony's on-demand gaming service has been growing steadily on PS4, but the question remains how it will expand to PS5 in the future. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to take a look at what we know about PS Now on PS5 so far.
What Is PS Now?
PS Now, or PlayStation Now, is a subscription-based service provided by Sony that allows members to stream or download from a huge library of games. This includes software from PS2, PS3, and PS4, and amounts to hundreds of games that you can access on demand.
You can stream games from the cloud if your connection is strong enough, but you can also download titles directly to your PS4 console and play them locally. This only applies to PS4 and PS2 software right now. For more about PS Now, including prices, games, and availability, check out this guide: PlayStation Now FAQ - Prices, Games, Downloads, Streaming, and How it Works.
Will PS Now Be on PS5?
Yes, Sony has confirmed PS Now will be coming to PS5. As with PS Plus, PS Now will transfer over to PS5 when the console launches. The platform holder has invested a lot in making PS Now a valuable service, and it will continue to do so on PS5.
How Will PS Now Work on PS5?
Again, Sony has yet to provide official details on how PlayStation Now will work on PS5. In the meantime, we can make some educated guesses about this.
It's highly likely that any current subscriptions will carry over to PS5, as your membership is tethered to your PSN account. You'll also likely be able to access all the same games when using PS Now on PS5 -- that is to say, you'll be able to play PS2, PS3, and PS4 games on PS5 via streaming. Because PS5 will be backwards compatible with PS4, you may also be able to download PS4 titles from PS Now onto your PS5 as well. Sony wants to make the transition from PS4 to PS5 as seamless as possible, and that will include PS Now.
Will PS Now Have PS5 Games?
Right now, we don't know for certain, but PS Now will likely get PS5 games added to its library over time. Sony will only keep adding to the value of PlayStation Now, and that will eventually include the addition of PS5 titles to the service. If and when PS5 games come to PS Now, you'll likely be able to either stream or download them direct to your console.
We hope this has answered your questions about PS Now on PS5. For all the information on Sony's next-gen console, check out our main PS5 guide.