The PlayStation Now is a nice concept where players would pay a monthly fee, which grants access to a library of games that are playable via streaming. Of course, players are required to have a high-speed internet connection to ensure steady gameplay and the PlayStation 4 would even test your internet connection if its fast enough to stream a game. Not everyone has a high-speed connection making it impossible for some to subscribe to PS Now. The good news is Sony has a solution to eradicate this barrier.
Starting today, Sony now allows players to download PS4 and PS2 games via PlayStation Now and play them offline. This is a smart solution for players who are willing to pay the monthly subscription but are unable to due to a slow internet connection. The PlayStation blog made the announcement that almost all the games available in the service are eligible to download offline, including Sony’s roster of PS2 games. The latest feature will be gradually rolled out over the next few days to all users.
Moreover, Sony reveals that save data from previously streamed games will work even if the player decides to download the said game and play it offline. Unfortunately, a PS Plus subscription is required to do so. Also, players would have to connect their PS4 online every few days for verification purposes.
It is important to remember that currently, not all games are eligible for offline play. So far, confirmed titles include Bloodborne, God of War 3 Remastered, NBA 2K16, and many others.