Sony’s Playstation Now service was a largely hyped new service for gamers to (as they initially believed) rent games at a flat rate subscription fee. However, with the launch of the beta, many gamers were upset to find that not only was the pricing on a game by game basis, but many of the rental prices were in fact higher that the average price to buy the same game new outright. However hope is not lost as Jack Buser, Senior Director of Playstation Now, hinted at the possibility of such a pricing structure in the future.
In an interview with IGN, Jack Buser mentioned that the team was aware of other pricing options. During the interview Buser said “We’re working diligently to bring a subscription option to gamers to compliment our rental offering for PlayStation Now” as well as, “We believe that offering both of these options would provide gamers the freedom to discover and play games in ways that weren’t before possible.”
Buser went on to say that nothing was for sure yet, and that the regular pricing model is still the only one in use. Buser also mentioned a rent-to-buy option was being considered, though no concrete details followed. He also mentioned that the team is looking at feedback throughout the beta.