For many years, we have heard from various industrial figures that we are heading towards an extremely digital future, and in fact this future seems to have become the present. So far, and at least in our country, this gift has looked exceptional Microsoftthat with his subscription program Xbox Game Pass convinced by the extensive catalog, competitive price and above all the ability to experience all the exclusive Xbox 1 versions from the first day. The subscribers of this service were able to get the gloves first, Attenuation state 2, A sea of thieves, ashamedand above all, Forza Horizon 4While flying over the rumors and rumors that in the not too distant future, the Xbox Game Pass merges with Xbox Live Gold to form the most complete service in the industry.
Meanwhile, from Spain, we watched with suspicion of opposing Sony: PlayStation NowFirstly, because this service originally required streaming video games to make it very necessary to have a very serious Internet connection, and since we are not deluded, this service did not reach Somalia one day. Conversely, a catalog of more than 600 sets of three generations has made it a wish for many players who do not want to enjoy the latest versions but have a very large library where there is always something new. Surprisingly, this week officially arrived PlayStation Now in our country with a beta version of February in which all players can register, and of course it is time to find the two services face to face to find them. their main differences in the most important aspects.
How are games played?
From 2015, Xbox One It has backward compatibility with a large number of games not Xbox 360, but also some of the original Xbox that allow it to offer the entire Xbox Game Pass catalog via direct download. This is extremely simple: you choose, download and run, with the only limit on the Xbox One hard drive, but also with the time the game is in the service catalog, and they rotate with time and Microsoft it takes some and includes others. However, if there is a chance, if you persuade us, to do with them at a discount of 20% on the price they have at that time, plus 10% less than their downloadable content.
The case with PlayStation Now is more difficult because there is no ignorance in Spain due to lack of interest, not a few players do not know exactly how it works. At the beginning of the service, PS was now the closest to what is now referred to almost as a slogan, "Netflix Video Games", as only one could play strictly through streaming, This led to the fact that they did not maneuver their eyebrows a little when they thought of the need to connect the pantothose to be able to reproduce solitaire games, but nothing else, far from reality, at least according to their own qualities. Sony, because 5 Mb seems enough.
However, this changed only a few months ago, especially since September 2018, since PS Now has since allowed you to download just a few games from the service catalog. As we know, unlike Xbox One, PS4 does not have any backwards compatibility, but with some PS2 video games that can be bought PS Store, with what ones are in the one that can be downloaded. This means we can install PS2 and PS4 video games on our hard drive, but not so much PS3, who still have to play through streaming.
Once we finish our subscription, both services work the same way and they do it like those of PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Goldnamely: downloaded games will be blocked until we renew themHowever, it should be made clear that if we decide to download content for these games, these DLCs will remain our property, so we can continue to use them well if we subscribe again or buy the game forever.
The cost of the two services
Both Microsoft and Sony offer several options when subscribing to both services, there is a one-month trial for just one Euro in the case of the Xbox Game Pass and on the other hand we can try PlayStation Now during the first. 30 days for 9 & 99 dollars. There is the same thing two free trial periods, 14 days for Microsoft service, and 7 for SonyWe have to point out that we are going to talk about dollars as the final price that will be in our currency is unknown, although everything seems to indicate that as usual there will be a direct conversion, that is, exactly the same figure. From this trial period there are several plans to choose from according to their duration.
To subscribe to the Xbox Game Pass:
- Free 14-day trial
- First month of subscription: 1 euro
- Subscription for one month: 9 € 99
It should also be noted that Microsoft offers the possibility of providing a longer subscription for the Xbox Game Pass for 3 and 6 months, at a price of 29 € 97 and 59 € respectively. It is also speculated that they finally allow to subscribe for more time, something that has not been confirmed. These days there was speculation about a monthly subscription price increase of 1499 dollars or euros, something that Microsoft's Mike Yabarra quickly denied.
To subscribe to PlayStation Now:
- Free 7-day trial
- First month of subscription: $ 999
- One Month Subscription: $ 19.99
- Subscription for one year: $ 99.99
Which catalog do you offer?
In this respect, we find many differences in the policy of both companies, since Sony is committed to quantity while Microsoft is doing it mainly because of its immediacy and qualityThanks to this, as we have said before, we offer the opportunity to play our exclusive first day on the market. We know that if we are subscribers to the Xbox Game Pass, we can play until they stay in the service Crackdown 3 or Gears of War 5two of the most important Xbox One games that will come in 2019. In the meantime, Sony does not allow PlayStation Now to release their new versions, but on the other hand, the included ones are final, i. e. they change every month.
In terms of numbers, Xbox Game Pass offers around 150 games to which news is added every month, as the figure reaches more than 700 in the case of PlayStation Now, although it takes a little longer to include new games. In short, these are some of the most famous games currently in the two services:
Best of the Xbox Game Pass:
- BioShock Trilogy
- Ancient scrolls online
- Fallout 4
- Forza Horizon 4
- Gears of War 4
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Halo: The Main Collection
- Halo Wars 2
- Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
- Mortal Kombat X
- Ninja Gidan Black
- Quantum Break
- The Rise of Tomb Raider
- A sea of thieves
- Attenuation state 2
- The Department
Best of PlayStation Now:
- transmitted by blood
- By dawn
- To honor
- The last of us
- Ancient scrolls online
- The unfolded distance
- Batman Arkham City
- God of War 3: Remastered
- Dark Cloud 2
- Dead or Alive 5
- Unchecked Trilogy
- Order IV of Saint: Selected again
- Shadow of Colossa (PS2 original)
- Red Dead Redemption
- CARS 2 project
- Mafia 3
- Ni No Kuni: White Witch's Wrath