Gaming industry analyst Michael Pachter has criticized Sony’s upcoming game streaming service PlayStation Now and called it a “joke”. He believes that no third party developer will want their games on the service.
“PlayStation Now is a joke,” he said in the latest issue of Game Informer. “There is no publisher that is going to license content that’s less than two-years old because they would be concerned that they can’t sell as many copies if they make it available for subscription or rental”.
“This has no prayer of working. None.”
However, John Koller, marketing VP for SCEA, thinks that “publishers are being exceedingly bullish” regarding PlayStation Now. It should be noted that Sony still hasn’t announced any third party partners that are joining the service.
The PlayStation Now beta is already in progress with games such as Shadow of the Colossus and Killzone 3 being available to play.