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Sony working on rental feature for PlayStation Store

Titles like 'Catherine PS Now', 'Bioshock Infinite', 'Far Cry 3' and 'The Last of us' were found to have an option to rent via the PlayStation Store.

Published Sat, Mar 15 2014 8:42 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:18 PM CST

A listing of rental options on the PlayStation Store hints that Sony is working on a way to rent games. Many NeoGAF members also posted the photos and screenshots of a 'Catherine PS Now' rental listing on their account management page, which confirms that Sony will implement rental plans via its PlayStation store.

Sony working on rental feature for PlayStation Store |

Below the title, it shows an option of '1 Day rental', '7 day rental' and '30 day rental'. Rental pricing for Bioshock Infinite, Far Cry 3, The last of us and Unchartered 3 was found.

At the same time, an update was found in Gaikai website which indicated PlayStation's upcoming PlayStation Now service that will also allow its users to stream PlayStation games. Gaikai was acquired by Sony in July 2012 for $380 Million.

Gaikai is a games streaming service which is now going to be called as 'PlayStation Now' as unveiled at CES 2014. The service also went into BETA during January and allowed PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VITA and certain non-PlayStation devices. The service should be available in North America during the summer, and maybe the rental plans will be available via PlayStation store at the same time.


After being a long time PC enthusiast and a former contributor for many Indian based PC and Tech forums, Roshan now joins TweakTown covering tech news and also any developments from India. Like many enthusiasts, with years of being involved in many Indian tech forums and running his own tech site, he's commonly referred by his forum nickname 'The Sorcerer' by many old and new fellow PC enthusiasts, followed by few companies from time to time. He's also the winner of the TweakTown's Computex 2012 Taipei trip. If any free time is left, Roshan prefers to play FPS games.

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