Earlier this year, we learned that PlayStation Now was possibly going to allow game downloads for PS4 games. That rumor has come true, and PlayStation Blog just announced that PS NOW game downloads are now available for the majority of PS4 and PS2 classic titles on the service.
More from the PlayStation Blog announcement of PS NOW Game Downloads:
We are excited to announce that starting today, you will be able to stream as well as download PlayStation Now games to your PS4 system so that you can play both locally and offline, all with a single subscription. Almost all PS4 games in the service, including Bloodborne, God of War 3 Remastered, NBA 2K16, and Until Dawn, will be available for download, in addition to the PS Now lineup of classic PS2 games remastered for PS4. This feature will be gradually rolled out to PS Now subscribers over the next couple of days, so if you don’t see the feature on your PS Now today, make sure to check back again soon.
Downloaded PS Now games will support all user-purchased DLCs, microtransactions, and add-ons, as well as PS4 Pro enhancements for subscribers using a PS4 Pro system. And remember, you do not need a PlayStation Plus membership for online multiplayer on PS Now – which stays the same for both streaming and downloaded games.
You’ll also need to check in and verify your account:
Note that you will need to connect your PS4 system to the internet every few days to verify your PS Now subscription, even if you’re only playing downloaded games.
It’s important to remember that while PS NOW is available on PS4 and PC, these downloads will only be available on PS4. While this won’t affect PS3 games, which makes up the majority of the titles in the service, it’s still a really nice feature to have.