If you intend to cloud stream games with PS Plus Premium, then keep in mind that DLC won’t be supported – regardless of whether you own it or not. Sony confirmed in a wide-ranging PS Blog post this week that “DLC and add-on content is not supported when streaming a title”. This applies to both PS4 and PS3 games, although in the case of the former you will of course be able to use DLC when games are downloaded and installed natively on your console.
This was a problem with PS Now and hasn’t been solved, which is unfortunate considering Microsoft’s own cloud initiative already overcame this. In the case of some All PS Plus Games confirmed to be part of the service, VGC rightly points out that titles like Asura’s Wrath have chunks of their story locked behind DLC which you won’t be able to purchase or access with PS Plus Premium. It’s yet another unfortunate oversight in a service seemingly smattered in asterisks.
[source blog.playstation.com, via videogameschronicle.com]
It's a disaster. Sony ignores gamers
Streaming will be like a demo service for me.
I would only stream something that I wanted to try before buying/downloading. This won't impact me at all.
It's a shame, sure, but it won't be a problem.
I always thought, if you were late to the party, it would give you more time to show up with a more complete outfit. Ie psnow, then came gamepass with a much better system. So one would "assume" the next ps tiers would be equal to, if not better, than gamepass. Hopefully time and sony will alleviate most of these woes, by the NA launch.
It’s a bit pointless if PS3 games are still streaming exclusive but have zero DLC. Loads of games on the service are much better with the DLC included.
I don't believe they expect most people to choose streaming. Though with PS3 titles that kind of stinks, especially since Dragon Age 1 and 2 have so many DLCs...thankfully I can play those on Series S
@jmac1686 Yeah, It still looks like xbox is the best place for this content. Asura's Wrath and DLC is all there too.
Edit: and it's 80% off right now.
Some PS Now do include DLC, it says in the description whether it does.
Kudos for choosing Asura's Wrath as the banner images. Thankfully that was another example from the worst timeline that didn't take off. Capcom literally put the epilogue/ending to the game as overpriced DLC.
Sony's streaming infrastructure haven't advanced anywhere in the past 8 years. It's kind of mind boggling how the company that invested first in streaming technology can't make any progress for what's a future of gaming, essentially.
@themightyant so like what Insomniac did with Spider-Man.
I would be fine with them just removing PS3 games altogether till they can give us a proper option to download them, streaming games is such garbage even with the best internet for me at least.
Considering even my speedy wifi still can’t make Sony’s attempt at streaming games work, this isn’t heartbreaking for me but as I say, Sony need to do streaming better from the ground up anyway.
@Milktastrophe Hmm. Honestly don't remember feeling that. The main game felt complete to me with a great ending.
City That Never Sleeps DLC felt like more side mission really. Perhaps you felt differently, if so let me know what in the DLC you felt was the game's actual ending in spoiler tags so as not ruin it for others who might not have played it.
BTW another game that did this, though not so egregiously, but got more of a pass was Mass Effect 3. Firstly they removed a vital character from the game and made him a DLC character. (Javik, a Prothean, vital in terms of galaxy lore) Then they sold the Citadel DLC which while not an ending to the main plot was an ending to the character arcs and saying goodbye to the team, which to many is what Mass Effect is really all about.
A bit rubbish, but then I’d never stream anyway. A second rate experience best left for people who haven’t any other choice or want to try a game before committing to hardware.
This is one of the few things that genuinely annoys me about VG subscriptions. DLC shouldn't be a thing with subscriptions! Any game on a subscription service should have all DLC included!
Nah, Sony are nowhere near MS’s level when it comes to operating systems and online infrastructure. They can’t even get player two to consistently earn trophies, and that’s been a problem since they began in PS3. Sometimes they can’t even have proper save states (RE5!)
It was all going so well with these new plus tiers for almost a couple weeks until today's bit of bad news about it. Oh well nothings perfect. Theres always gonna be issues need ironing out. Still think the appeal of a much needed PS plus revamp will overall be a success when all is said and done this time next year after we all used to it
@themightyant an Asura's wrath sequel on nextgen, currentgen?, ps5/xbsx would be awesome! When I got the dlc and asura found someone "angrier than him".
personally ive never had a problem streaming ps3 games
@themightyant the city that never sleeps isn't a side mission though, it's the actual ending and sets up the Miles Morales game. Miles gets his powers and becomes Peter's protege during the DLC.
Seems like they didn't really do anything to overhaul PS3 streaming. I bet the Sony now hates the arrogant PS3 era Sony for making such convoluted architecture that makes it near impossible to simply port to their new systems.
Played through Arkham origins recently through ps now & went to play the cold cold heart expansion when id finished it was disappointed when I realised it wasn't included 👎🏻
@PhhhCough tbf gamepass doesn't include dlc with most of its games either even the first party Microsoft ones
@thefourfoldroot1 and they’re really showing it this generation , the ps5 is underwhelming as hell and a couple steps back from the ps4 imo . i’d rank it below the ps3 , because at least the ps3 was feature rich and the new IPs and library it had . ps5 don’t feel next gen or new like it did , so i gotta admit the series X has way more going for it .
PS4>PS2>PS3>PS5>PS1 is what it’s looking like right now
No, PS5 is a fantastic piece of kit, only held back by the lack of units requiring devs to maintain cross gen support. And perhaps waiting for unreal 5. It is a far larger step forward than was the PS4.
I can’t get on board with you view (and blatant fanboyism).
Plus, VR is the true next gen, and PS5 facilitating PSVR2 makes it the de facto best console of all time.
Just a shame Sony doesn’t have the unlimited funds of Microsoft to subsidise loss making subscription services, nor the moral fortitude of Sony gone by to maintain strength against the pressure to censor. Plus the whole “let’s focus on live service games is horrendous.
Doesn’t stop the hardware being great though.
@thefourfoldroot1 ''I cant get on board with you view (and blatant fanboyism).''
thats fine , i did say in my opinion . and im not a fanboy for having honest thoughts , wish people would stop being so triggered about people not feeling the same way they do about something . its not like im calling you a fanboy for your reply even though i disagree, you know ?
Mate, I don’t know you personally, so some advice. If it annoys you to be called a fanboy, don’t go around saying things like “ so i gotta admit the series X has way more going for it .” In articles that have nothing to do with Xbox. It shows you are in the console wars mentality that breeds fanboys.
@thefourfoldroot1 your comment mentioned microsoft , but whatever dude i‘ll try to not say xbox here ever again
lol , ***** outta here .
Yes, it’s ok to say good things about MS even on a PlayStation fan site, because most of us are reasonable adults here. But fair point, I did mention the too.
Damn shame they can't or won't fix this...hopefully in time there will be a legit workaround.
@Milktastrophe ah I see what you’re saying. It does act as a bridge between the two games but I wouldn’t say that’s the real ending. The main game has a beginning, a middle and a very good end.
Personally felt with Asuras Wrath that the DLC ending was the true ending not just a bridge to set up another game. Ymmv
@PhhhCough see post above
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