Sony’s store PlayStation Now This week’s update is one of the best in a long time, with Marvel’s Avengers and Borderlands 3 both part of the lineup, showing the company’s commitment to the subscription service. However, it is also a demonstration of how messy the manufacturer’s membership model is, despite the fact that both titles contain free PS4 to PS5 upgrades, you will only be able to play the latest generation version.
There was some confusion regarding this earlier in the week, so we decided to test it out. By using our PS Now subscription on PS5, we were able to stream the PS4 versions of each of the aforementioned titles. You can also download the games to your hard drive, but you can only download latest generation versions; If you want to “upgrade”
PS Now, as it is right now, is a PS4 service – there are no PS5 games included in it. However, we feel that this once again underscores the messy transition that Sony’s console is going through. With both Marvel’s Avengers and Borderlands 3 offering native PS5 versions with free upgrades, many PS Now subscribers had rightly assumed that they would also have access to the next generation of ports. That is not the case.
It’s still a good update for the subscription service, but it might be a reminder that the platform holder needs to go back to the drawing board a bit here. Despite attempts to improve the quality of PS Now – which, to be fair, has been somewhat successful – it still does not feel like the company takes the service seriously. Hopefully by the end of the year, the organization will have updated everything, so misunderstandings like this will cease to exist.