Sony Updates Gaikai Site for PlayStation Now; Sleek UI Concept Pictures Possibly Hint to Pricing

on March 8, 2014 9:44 PM

With the announcement of the official PlayStation Now name given to the Gaikai streaming service acquired by Sony, many expected its homepage to immediately change to match, but it didn’t happen until recently.

The site is now updated to reflect the change, as you can see below, even if it still retains the Gaikai logo and name, as discovered by NeoGaf user CREMSteve.

As an added bonus, the site also includes some definitely cool concept pictures for PlayStation Now and the Remote Play feature, that you can enjoy in the gallery at the bottom of the post. The one that shows a rendition of the PlayStation Now UI (hidden in the History page) is particularly interesting, since it includes barely readable prices, that could even be an indication of what we might expect from the service.


We can see The Last of Us, which is a recent game, priced at $49.99, while older games are much lower. FarCry 3 is priced at $5.99 and Uncharted 3 at $4.99. BioShock Infinite is also included but its price point is partly obscured. The blue icon and price for Uncharted 3 and Far Cry 2 possibly indicate that the games can be streamed/rented via PlayStation Now, but that’s just speculation for the moment.

For the sake of comparison, The Last of Us is currently priced at $59.99 on the PSN, and FarCry 3 is $19.99. Uncharted 3 is only available in its GOTY edition for $39.99, while the single player part of the game is free to PlayStation Plus subscribers. $4.99 would probably be a fairly reasonable price to stream it.

Of course it’s just a concept picture, so we should definitely take these prices with a grain of salt. That said, they could make sense, especially if paired with the rumored “play all” subscription model.


 /  Executive News Editor
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