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Rumor The Last of Us Part II and Fallout 76 possibly coming to PS Now in October 2021?

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Some PS Now users have noticed that a few new games appeared in the game library earlier today. See the following screen shot:



Also, see this article from Push Square:


Everyone (and by this, I mean everyone on planet Earth :messenger_winking: ) already knows that Final Fantasy VIII is supposed to be added on October 5, because it was announced in this PlayStation.Blog post a month ago. But, we haven't heard anything yet about the other games. An official announcement has not been made yet.

The addition of Fallout 76 is particularly eye-opening, as the game and its publisher are now owned by Microsoft. I didn't think we'd ever see any Bethesda games added to PS Now (that weren't already there previously), so if this turns out to be true, then it's a very interesting development.
 

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so if this turns out to be true, then it's a very interesting development.

It's a GaaS MMO. No different than Square putting Avengers on PS Now for a month. They want to lure in new whales anyway they can to sell MTX. Putting it on a streaming service is just another way to get people in to buy MTX or even the monthly sub.
 

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The addition of Fallout 76 is particularly eye-opening, as the game and its publisher are now owned by Microsoft. I didn't think we'd ever see any Bethesda games added to PS Now (that weren't already there previously), so if this turns out to be true, then it's a very interesting development.

This means jack shit for future Bethesda games coming to ps5. Please don't even start again with these theories.
 

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It's an existing game on the platform and a GaaS where they just released a new MP/monetized feature (Worlds) putting it on PSNow makes sense.
 

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Currently, I can't see them in my Playstation Now account.

I don't see them, either. It seems that some users in the UK saw the game icons briefly, possibly due to a glitch that showed these games earlier than they were supposed to.

It's a GaaS MMO. No different than Square putting Avengers on PS Now for a month. They want to lure in new whales anyway they can to sell MTX. Putting it on a streaming service is just another way to get people in to buy MTX or even the monthly sub.

That's a good point.

The part that surprised me is that a Microsoft-owned game is newly added. I didn't know whether Microsoft would still be open to featuring their games on PS Now. For games like this that heavily utilize microtransactions, it makes sense.
 
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This means jack shit for future Bethesda games coming to ps5. Please don't even start again with these theories.
Exactly.

Any Bethesda game already existing on PS or Switch hasn't changed. It's not like MS has yanked them from their storefronts. Similar to Minecraft. Whatever platforms its on when MS bought them is still humming there.
 

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Wow if true.

LoU2 came out June 2020.
Why?

God of War was added to PS Now on October 1 2019. (When they re-launched PS Now.)
God of War shipped on PS4 on April 20 2018.
About 18 months after launch.
God of War was then removed on January 2 2020, so it was available for 3 months.

Now lets say if,
The Last of Us Part II is added to PS Now on October 1 2021.
The Last of Us Part II shipped on PS4 on June 19 2020.
About 14 months after launch.
It would then likely be removed by January 2 2022.

Thats's a very similar time frame. Plus now all PS4 games are "old" and last gen since PS5 shipped. They have already told investors publicly they will be adding Spider-mam Miles Morales and Horizon Forbidden West to PS Now soon enough. Jimbo wants to make PS Now appealing by adding big games for a limited time, I guess.


 
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PS+ I would have been surprised, PSnow who cares, you pay for the sub and they can remove the game anytime!
 
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Why?

God of War was added to PS Now on October 1 2019. (When they re-launched PS Now.)
God of War shipped on PS4 on April 20 2018.
About 18 months after launch.
God of War was then removed on January 2 2020, so it was available for 3 months.

Now lets say if,
The Last of Us Part II is added to PS Now on October 1 2021.
The Last of Us Part II shipped on PS4 on June 19 2020.
About 14 months after launch.
It would then likely be removed by January 2 2022.

Thats's a very similar time frame. Plus now all PS4 games are "old" and last gen since PS5 shipped. They have already told investors publicly they will be adding Spider-mam Miles Morales and Horizon Forbidden West to PS Now soon enough. Jimbo wants to make PS Now appealing by adding big games for a limited time, I guess.



If it makes it to PS Now, it's obvious that the haters are going to use it as ammo to attack the game a year after its release.

Neil Druckmann already said the game was profitable day one, so any claim that the game flopped is hilarious. lol
 

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PlayStation Now games October 2021: The Last of Us Part II, Fallout 76, Desperados III​

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PlayStation Now games October 2021: The Last of Us Part II, Fallout 76, Desperados III

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Also joining are Amnesia: Collection, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, Yet Another Zombie Defense, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition

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PlayStation Now’s October lineup is so massive, you may struggle to utter their names aloud in a single breath. But let’s try: The Last of Us Part II. Fallout 76, Desperados III. Amnesia: Collection, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, Yet Another Zombie Defense, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition. *Phew*. These seven titles will all launch tomorrow, Tuesday October 5.
Let’s take a closer look at each game in turn so you know what to expect, and help you weigh up what you’re going to play first.** Not a PlayStation Now subscriber and want to stream and download hundreds of games from your PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 console? Find out more here.
And now, October’s games.
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The Last of Us Part II​

Five years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the constant threat of the infected and other, more desperate survivors.
When a violent event disrupts that peace, Ellie embarks on a relentless journey to carry out justice and find closure. As she hunts those responsible one by one, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions.
PS5 players who download the game onto their console can also download the game’s PS5 performance patch. You can find out more details here.
The Last of Us Part II is available until Monday, January 3, 2022.

Fallout 76​

Explore a vast wasteland, devastated by nuclear war, in this open-world multiplayer addition to the Fallout story. Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4, welcome you to Fallout 76, the newest addition to the Fallout franchise. Work together, or not, to survive. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, you’ll experience a large, dynamic world created in the legendary Fallout universe.
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Amnesia: Collection​

One collection, three terrifying experiences. In Amnesia: The Dark Descent, you awaken in a desolate castle, barely remembering anything about your past. Exploring its eerie pathways, you must piece together your troubled memories and uncover the horror that lies deep below. In Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, wealthy industrialist Oswald Mandus wakes in his bed wracked with fever and haunted by dreams of a dark and hellish engine. All he knows is that his children are in grave peril, and it’s up to him to save them. Finally, Amnesia: Justine puts you through a series of trials constructed by a demented mind. Will you risk your own life to save others?
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PlayStation Now games October 2021: The Last of Us Part II, Fallout 76, Desperados III


Desperados III​

This story-driven, real-time tactical game challenges you to survive the worst the Wild West can throw at you as John Cooper sets out on a quest for redemption. Travel through rural towns, over swamps and riverbanks, and finally to a dramatic showdown worthy of Wild West legends, using your gang’s abilities – such as Strongman Hector’s trusty axe, bounty hunter McCoy’s lures, Kate’s hidden gun – and your wits.
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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered​

It is a time of war. The Republic of Galbadia, under the influence of the sorceress Edea, mobilizes its great armies against the other nations of the world. Squall and other members of SeeD, an elite mercenary force, join hands with Rinoa, a resistance fighter, to fight against Galbadia’s tyrannical rule and to prevent Edea from fulfilling her ultimate goal. And remember, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is one of five Final Fantasy titles coming to PlayStation Now over the coming months.
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PlayStation Now games October 2021: The Last of Us Part II, Fallout 76, Desperados III


Victor Vran: Overkill Edition*​

Battle demons in this isometric action RPG, using loot and different weapon types – from revolvers to guitars – to build your preferred combat style and forge your own hero. And if you’d prefer not to go it alone, the game offers four-player online and two-player local co-op. There’s also whole worlds to explore and fight your way through that are inspired by legendary band Motörhead, with Lemmy & co also lending a few of their tracks to the game’s soundtrack.
Yet Another Zombie Defense HD

Yet Another Zombie Defense HD​

Survive undead waves night after night alone or with up to three friends in this top-down arcade zombie shooter with tactical/strategy elements. Prepare yourself before the night falls – build some defensive barricades, buy guns and ammo, set up turrets and stay alive as long as you can. Each night puts your skills to the test, as darkness forces become stronger with each wave. The game offers three different modes – Defense, Endless, and Deathmatch.
 
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Come on Sony are you even trying? If people haven't signed up to PlayStation Now neither of these two are going to be the one that draws people towards it...

Honestly I forget the service is even a thing until Sony bombard me with adverts for it everytime I go to PSN on my PS5... no one cares... lol.
 

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Worth noting that TLOU will be available until Jan 3rd 2022 (so for 3 months if I’m not mistaken), so there’s a long way to go until the first party library is added to PSNow.

I might still sub to play it but is it gonna be 60fps or 30fps since it’s the PS4 version ?
 
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Looks like PSNOW just got a 1 month sub out of me, I'll play TLoU2 for $12.99CND+tax.

They need more solid titles on that service.

I almost bought it on sale this weekend since it's on a deep sale right now. Looks like I won't have to, to give it a try and finish it once.
 
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Worth noting that TLOU will be available until Jan 3rd 2022 (so for 3 months if I’m not mistaken), so there’s a long way to go until the first party library is added to PSNow.

I might still sub to play it but is it gonna be 60fps or 30fps since it’s the PS4 version ?
That's really, really bizarre to announce it so far in advance.
 

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Come on Sony are you even trying? If people haven't signed up to PlayStation Now neither of these two are going to be the one that draws people towards it...

Honestly I forget the service is even a thing until Sony bombard me with adverts for it everytime I go to PSN on my PS5... no one cares... lol.

I think you need to try harder at trolling.
 

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That's really, really bizarre to announce it so far in advance.
It's what they've been doing. When Avengers was announced in April it was given this disclaimer:
Marvel’s Avengers is available until Monday July 5, 2021.
Borderlands 3 was apart of that same month and given this dislaimer:
Borderlands 3 is available until Wednesday September 29, 2021.
Worth noting that TLOU will be available until Jan 3rd 2022 (so for 3 months if I’m not mistaken), so there’s a long way to go until the first party library is added to PSNow.

I might still sub to play it but is it gonna be 60fps or 30fps since it’s the PS4 version ?
You can download the patch and play it in 60fps on PS5. It's in the announcement.
 
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It's what they've been doing. When Avengers was announced in April it was given this disclaimer:
Marvel’s Avengers is available until Monday July 5, 2021.
Borderlands 3 was apart of that same month and given this dislaimer:
Borderlands 3 is available until Wednesday September 29, 2021.

You can download the patch and play it in 60fps on PS5. It's in the announcement.
I'm just surprised. That would basically cut off sales for months ahead of time without them even being on the service. A lot of stuff on Gamepass is practically shadowdropped. They do announce some big deals, but it's usually day one stuff so that doesn't happen and they're not losing out.
 
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Seems like Sony wants to up their game with this. I tried the $1 dollar promotion a couple months ago. My experience with the service was a really bad one. I definitely couldn't stream without getting connection errors.

So i downloaded a couple games and it was ok. One thing that bothered me was the constant errors with the service. For example, they put avengers in there and I tried streaming it. I couldn't get past the first scene, it was really bad.

So i looked up the option to download it and there ir was but I didn't because I had to go. The next day I try to download the game and now there was no option. The only way to play it was streaming so obviously I wasn't able to play the game.

I didn't get why there was no option to download it, supposedly all PS4 games can be downloaded.

Anyway, this won't do much. They need to offer newer games. I don't think anyone will be willing to pay $10 a month for old stuff.
 

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Have to disagree there. Its playable for sure compared to where it started but its still not nearly where it should be imo.
What do you think could be improved?

Couple of months ago I played for about 40 hours on gamepass and the things I wished were not added, but instead cut, is the og mission design.

The main campaign and events they have right now would suffice but right now the original content feels out of place in between the newer stuff.
 

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What do you think could be improved?

Couple of months ago I played for about 40 hours on gamepass and the things I wished were not added, but instead cut, is the og mission design.

The main campaign and events they have right now would suffice but right now the original content feels out of place in between the newer stuff.

Basically what you laid out would be a great start. The mission structure is super weird for the type of game it is. It feels like a single player Fallout that was modded to work with co op. When I played it, people in parties didn't always get progress for the same mission. Basically whoever was the leader got all the cred.

The events to me were super shallow and there wasn't much reason to do them.

If you like Fallout and the aesthetic it brings I think 76 is playable but other than that, I never had a good time with it.
 
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Basically what you laid out would be a great start. The mission structure is super weird for the type of game it is. It feels like a single player Fallout that was modded to work with co op. When I played it, people in parties didn't always get progress for the same mission. Basically whoever was the leader got all the cred.

The events to me were super shallow and there wasn't much reason to do them.

If you like Fallout and the aesthetic it brings I think 76 is playable but other than that, I never had a good time with it.
Yeah in the end many of its structure feel cryptic and unrewarding. It's mostly a game about the journey and exploration itself, then much less for the end
 
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It's like NMS. It's updated and a good game now.
Please don't insult NMS.

Yes, it have been updated many times and mainly for the worst (take everything from F2P and put it in a PAID game, that's Fallout 76). It's like one step ahead, 5 steps backward every time.

Fallout is 76 is EXTREMELY FAR AWAY from NMS redemption. It's a fucking buggy mess filled with non sense "content" (=grindfest), basic feature are still missing after 3 YEARS (no trade system, no common stash between character, drop rates are totally disconnected from reality, hacked weapons EVERYWHERE...etc).

So, NO, it's still not a good game, they have barely 2 devs on the game busy to add unrelated stupid ATX items to buy, that's a shame and they even removed promised features from the roadmap of this year (pet), and this is not the first time. Bethesda just doesn't give a shit about the players of this "game", literally.

People, avoid at all cost Fallout 76 or play it only at a solo game, do the quest then quit this shit. The world itself is wonderfully crafted, everything else is BS.
 
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Outstanding lineup, PS Now is putting so much efford, but seriously, WHEN PSNOW IN LATIN AMERICA
 

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Please don't insult NMS.

Yes, it have been updated many times and mainly for the worst (take everything from F2P and put it in a PAID game, that's Fallout 76). It's like one step ahead, 5 steps backward every time.

Fallout is 76 is EXTREMELY FAR AWAY from NMS redemption. It's a fucking buggy mess filled with non sense "content" (=grindfest), basic feature are still missing after 3 YEARS (no trade system, no common stash between character...).

So, NO, it's still not a good game, they have barely 2 devs on the game busy to add unrelated stupid ATX items to buy, that's a shame and they even removed promised features from the roadmap of this year (pet), and this is not the first time.

People, avoid at all cost Fallout 76 or play it only at a solo game, do the quest then quit this shit. The world itself is wonderfully crafted, everything else is BS.
It also comes down to how you commit to the game. If you play it like a full time job, reviewing each possible inch of it while playing, there might be a good chance you end up finding every flawed things. Making you dislike the game in the end.

There are also people who's more easy going, taking the game for what it is. There are not many game like 76 tbh. I think they did a good job there.
 

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That's really, really bizarre to announce it so far in advance.
You’ll get your answer closer to December.

Relaunching last of us part 1+2 with Factions. Why do you think retail/digital are all discounted? This went out by Sony, to all retailers. Right now they are doing fire sale because they are doing a repack deal that comes with last of us part 1 remake.
Factions is F2P from what I know.

There’s also some form of horde faction mode planned. Not sure if that is f2p or paid?
 
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