Starting today, those who subscribe to Sony’s PlayStation Now service can now enjoy a lot of extremely popular titles from 2K Games’ stable, as both of the main Borderlands releases and two BioShock games have been included to the catalog. So, for the sake of clarity, in addition to BioShock: Infinite already existing on PlayStation Now, fans are now privy to BioShock, BioShock 2, Borderlands, and Borderlands 2.
For those PlayStation gamers who have experienced nary a title mentioned above and are looking to do so as soon as possible, Sony is offering a free 7-Day trial to the service. Of course, fans will need to have a reliable Internet connection in order to take part in both the trial period and to access the Borderlands and BioShock games.
Due to the high quality of both the BioShock and Borderlands series—both franchises contain a few of the top games of the last generation for PS3 and Xbox 360—Sony ought to score big and sway a lot more fans into using PlayStation Now. After all, the cloud-based content already hosts a bevy of other solid titles as well, with it just having added 105 titles to the service last month, including the notable titles Uncharted 3 and Ninja Gaiden having already been available through the resource.
Although today’s inclusion of the two 2K Games franchises into the PlayStation Now service will be advantageous to both fans and Sony alike, a lot of gamers would probably pledge their full devotion to the company if it changed its stance on the PS4’s backward compatibility. As of now, the tech firm has shrugged its shoulders, claiming that it has no interest in bringing the feature to its current-gen console even though many fans have expressed their desire for it.
Of course, should Sony eventually decide to make backward compatibility a priority, the PlayStation Now service would be of little use to anyone, save for its ability to have games exist in the cloud so fans could conserve hard drive space. Then, ultimately, the subscription service and all of its details would likely get scrapped, which would cause the multinational to chalk PlayStation Now up as a loss.
At any rate, the BioShock and Borderlands games are a great supplement to the streaming service, and will provide fans with innumerable hours of entertainment. Plus, gamers should anticipate the announcement of a lot more titles being added to PlayStation Now during the PlayStation Experience 2015 conference in San Francisco.
While PlayStation Now has just added the Borderlands and BioShock games to its service, the titles are available across a variety of platforms, with the former franchise’s games appearing on PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, and the latter series’ releases showing up on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Source: PlayStation.Blog (via VG 24/7)