October is truly a spooky time filled with all kinds of ghouls, ghosts, and horror movies making an appearance all over the place. Sony is getting in on that action and showing their love for the slasher genre as they hack the price of their Playstation Now service in half.
Ok, maybe it’s just a coincidence and has nothing to do with October’s spooky season, but it’s a very exciting move, nonetheless. In an effort that will keep it competitive with Xbox’s Game Pass service, Playstation Now will currently be available at $9.99 a month; a serious reduction from the previous $19.99 a month. This price cut puts Playstation Now in a much more attractive light for a lot of gamers that may have been on the fence before, which is a major boost to Sony as the subscription service was already giving them substantial returns at the old price point.
Sony’s business model with Playstation Now going forward is to provide new marquee titles for a limited time and add new titles to the service every month. In October, Playstation Now is adding the massive hits Grand Theft Auto V, God of War, Infamous: Second Son, and Uncharted 4. These 4 titles, like all of the others on the service, can be streamed or downloaded onto the console and are available from today until January 2nd, 2020.
Obviously, the limited time windows on the marquee games aren’t ideal. It would be nice to have those games available outside of the time frame allotted, especially ones like GTA V , which has a robust and ongoing online mode. However, the business sense is reasonable as the rotation of games allows for the service to provide such big name titles for $9.99 a month, which makes Playstation Now a fantastic way to try out first party Sony exclusives.