A purported list of games currently being tested on PlayStation Now has emerged online, showing improved loading times for each title.
News site DualShockers claims to have been given verifiable data which lists many of the games currently being tested on PlayStation's game streaming service. These include:
- Shadow of the Colossus
- WipeOut HD
- Dead Nation
- PixelJunk Monsters
- Disgaea 4
- Dead or Alive 5
- Critter Crunch
- Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond
- Zeno Clash II
- Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
- Puzzle Quest: Galactrix
- Rise of the Guardians
- Dead Island
- Payday: The Heist
- Order Up!!
- Alien Rage
- Real Steel
This new list does not confirm these games will appear as part of the PlayStation Now service, though it does make them likely candidates.
Additional games, previously cited as part of the ongoing PlayStation Now beta in the US, included:
- Papo & Yo:
- Killzone 3
- Darksiders II
- MX vs. ATV: Alive
- Ninja Gaiden 3
Dualshockers also claimed that speed tests on each of the games showed a clear increase on loading times. In a previous test, many PlayStation Now games took as long as 50 seconds to load via servers, though on average that number appears to have been reduced by about ten seconds.
These tests may not be representative of the overall experience for many users as this one test cannot take into account other key data, such as location from servers and broadband speed.
PlayStation Now is colloquially referred to as "a games Netflix"; the service grants users access to various PlayStation games from years past and previous console generations. Those games are initially playable on PS3, with support for Vita, PS4, tablet devices and Sony Bravia TVs also planned.
Much like with how OnLive works, games are streamed via server farms. The latency of the service remains a big challenge for Sony to overcome.
PlayStation Now rentals recently surfaced on the PS Store by accident.