With the recent announcement that PlayStation Now will allow for players to download and play PS4 and PS2 games offline from Sony’s subscription streaming service, the crew of IGN’s weekly PlayStation show Beyond dug into the topic.
Watch the video above to see Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, and Max Scoville discuss whether PlayStation Now’s new capabilities are taking a note out of Xbox’s Game Pass system, and whether we could see the service be combined with PlayStation Plus in the future.
In its original announcement, Sony did note that users will need to connect their PS4’s to the internet every few days to verify their PS Now subscription to play downloaded titles, but an always-on, super-fast internet connection won’t be necessary for this verification.
If you’re interested in checking out more of our PlayStation coverage, tune into the latest episodes of Beyond, which debuts every Wednesday at 3 p.m. PT.
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Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s News Editor and PlayStation Lead. Find him on Twitter @jmdornbush.