Followed by PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation TV, the Open Beta delivers PlayStation 3 games across various platforms with flexible rental option
Sony Computer Entertainment has revealed that PlayStation Now (PS Now), the company's streaming game service that leverages cloud-based technology, will enter Open Beta for PS4 users in the mainland United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and parts of Canada on July 31, 2014. The service will then expand to PlayStation 3 (PS3) systems from September, followed by PlayStation Vita, and also PlayStation TV by the end of this year in the US and Canada.
At the start of the open beta testing, over a 100 titles covering a wide range of genres will be available. SCE will work with its publishing partners to test various rental periods and prices, depending on how and when players would like to game. For example, there will be shorter rental periods priced as low as US$2.99, and most titles will be between US$2.99 and US$19.99. As with all content published on PlayStation platforms, publishers and developers will ultimately decide their game price points. Furthermore, SCE plans to offer subscription options in the future.