Sony’s PlayStation Now is not doing well since its rivals are offering better deals than it. Meanwhile, the company is also moving toward developments that do not fit this subscription service in the long run. Potentially, the PlayStation Now will not survive after the PlayStation 4 generation.

As of late, the PlayStation Now offers a wide range of PlayStation 4 and previous PlayStation generation games that can be played on the PS4 and PC. The subscription service has also been reduced down to $60 for a full year, which can encourage PS4 users to take this in. However, Sony’s current offers are currently overtaken by the competition.

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass was included in its latest releases in its repertoire of playable games. The move inspired many Xbox players to subscribe to the Game Pass as seen from data recorded and pre ZhugeEX’s tweet. PlayStation Now has yet to include such a feature or offers on its own subscription feature.

The most recent titles released as part of the PlayStation Now streamable games are the latest “God of War,” “Uncharted 4,” and “Infamous: Second Son.” However, these games were offered too late as many players have already finished the famous titles following their release. Sony’s execution of the Game Pass feature happened too late to attract new subscribers.

Nevertheless, Sony still has a chance to make it right and help PlayStation Now survive until the PlayStation 5 generation when it starts on the new console’s release on 2020. Sony will need to start offering more of its latest releases as part of the PlayStation Now subscription. This practice must continue until the release of the PlayStation 5 to steadily build its reputation to the players once more.

The PlayStation platform currently enjoys a steady stream of exclusives which leaves it not much of a reason to invest in, pushing the success of the game streaming service. Fans will have to wait throughout the whole 2020 to see if PlayStation Now will continue to the next generation or fade into discontinuation.

PlayStation Now Andrew House PlayStation 5 might have a Pro version based on the new statement of Sony's Executive Vice President, who hinted this possibility. Photo: Getty Images/Ethan Miller