Game news PS Now: The first known reason for discontinuing the service?
Like Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation Now, the PlayStation branded subscription service, is trying to expand its on-demand video game catalog by continually offering new titles. As proof, starting tomorrow, players will be able to discover three new productions, namely Marvel’s Avengers, Borderlands 3 and The Long Dark, but it seems that this is not enough. Indeed, a recent study carried out by Ampere Analysis points to the quality of the library offered by the service.
PlayStation Now offers more than 800 PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 titles, against around 300 video game productions on Xbox Game Pass, and yet Sony’s service is struggling to convince. Indeed, according to a survey carried out by the cabinet Ampere Analysis, quantity does not prevail over quality. It is for this reason that 25% of American and Japanese users, and 21% of French users have decided not to re-subscribe to the subscription service of the PlayStation brand. The on-demand gaming service is simply lacking in quality games. It must be said that compared to Xbox Game Pass which promises to offer many titles from their launch, PlayStation Now relies more on a catalog made up of “oldies” titles rather than new ones.
Note that other PlayStation Now users have also pointed out the poor quality-price ratio of the catalog or have confessed to unsubscribing to follow their friends using other subscription services.
For their part, Western players satisfied with PlayStation Now continue to subscribe to the service to be able to enjoy the games of the previous generation, card games and sandbox games. Japanese players, for their part, have a preference for fighting games or even arcade-type games.
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By Jeromejoffard, Writing jeuxvideo.com