PlayStation Now to add offline downloads to match Xbox Games Pass?

The Sony PlayStation Now streaming service, the so-called Netflix of gaming, is a great way to access hundreds of titles for a relatively low monthly fee.

However, it isn’t that useful for folks with sketchy internet connections or those who like take those 600+ PS4, PS3 and PS2 games outside of the house.

That may be about to change with reports Sony is about to add the ability to download the games available to PS Now subscribers.

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Kotaku UK sources believe Sony plans to add the functionality as soon as September 2018, starting with the PS4 games and perhaps extending to older games later on.

The report says the offline downloads feature will work much like the current PS Plus subscription service. That means as long as the PlayStation Now subscription is active, players will have access to the downloaded titles.

Considering the PlayStation Now service is available on Windows as well as the PS4 console, the addition of offline downloads would benefit those who like to game while they travel or commute, for example.

Sony is yet to confirm the report, but did not mention such the prospect at the recent E3 conference. Back in May the company did add 12 PlayStation 2 classics to the service, which is available from £12.99 a month.

If Sony were to add the functionality, PS Now would become more of a rival to the Xbox Games Pass. Microsoft’s option offers access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games (via Backwards Compatibility) for a monthly fee.

All of the rotating games available through Game Pass can be downloaded and played in full fidelity.

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