Borderlands 3, The Long Dark, and Marvel’s Avengers will both be available on Sony’s game streaming service. PlayStation Now does not have the same buzz as Xbox Game Pass, but it does encourage players to check out titles they may not have tried otherwise (or wanted to play).
PlayStation Now, the seemingly forgotten cloud streaming service, is getting three new games. Borderlands 3, Marvel’s Avengers, and The Long Dark will come to the service on April 6th although Avengers will leave PS Now on July 5th while Borderlands 3 will leave on September 29th.
Marvel’s Avengers received mixed reviews, with many praising the game’s live service features. Others, on the other hand, were pleased with the story campaign, with heroine Kamala Khan (aka Ms. Marvel) proving to be unexpectedly endearing. The update to PlayStation Also helps players to check out the game without having to pay full price for it, including the recently released content.
Borderlands 3 on the other side received mainly favourable reviews. It was essentially a stronger Borderlands 2, which had already established itself as a standard in the world of “looter-shooters.”
The Long Dark is an immersive adventure game that could surprise players who haven’t yet heard of it. It was in Steam Early Access for almost three years before it was released on PC and consoles.
With a large range of titles, including day one exclusives, Xbox Game Pass has proved to be one of the biggest excuses to pick up a Series S/X. Although PlayStation Now has a respectable library of its own of over 800 PS2, PS3, and PS4 titles, it does not seem to have gained the same traction as Game Pass. One reason for this may be that it is only available for download (with the exception of playing PS4 games on a PS4 console). Xbox Game Pass Ultimate allows players to play on a console/PC or on a mobile device through streaming.
It’s uncertain if Sony would ever merge PlayStation Now subscriptions into PlayStation Plus, although it might force existing PS Plus users to check out the streaming service. Much better, you don’t need a PlayStation console to use it since a Windows client is available (sorry Apple faithful).
If you haven’t ever signed up for PlayStation Now, Sony is offering a free seven-day trial to PS4 and PS5 users. This will at the very least encourage you to check it out and maybe play a few older games that you might have missed out on.
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