PlayStation Now Beta Gets a Lot of New Games, Raises Quality; “Rental” System and Screenshots Leaked

on April 20, 2014 5:07 PM

Looks like Sony is applying some very fast iteration to the games offered as part of the PlayStation Now beta test, and one of our readers took upon himself the task to deliver a few snapshots showcasing the new catalog, which shows an arguable improvement in the quality of the titles included since the last update.

Here’s the full list of the games currently available:

  • Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear
  • LUMINES: Supernova
  • NIGHTS Into Dreams…
  • Retro/Grade
  • Sacred Citadel
  • Saints Row: The Third
  • Skullgirls Encore
  • Sniper Elite V2
  • Puppeteer
  • Eat Them!
  • PixelJump Racers 2nd Lap
  • PixelJunk Shooter 2
  • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
  • Ben 10 Omniverse 2
  • Contrast
  • Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
  • Catherine
  • El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
  • FUEL
  • GRID

Another very interesting elements we can see in the snapshots below is the “rental” system present in the beta (the actual games in the screenshot have been obscured in order to protect our tipster’s identity). Basically when you decide to play a game in the beta you can select to do so for 30 days, 1 day or 7 days. It pretty much works like a rental.

At the moment, of course, there are no price tags attached, and it’ll be interesting to see how this will translate into the final version this summer. Of course we have to remember that this is indeed a beta, and it doesn’t represent the final list of games that will be offered by the service.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.