It appears that Playstation Now rental options are starting to pop up in the PlayStation store as of Friday. Users have been tweeting various pictures of games that are in the store now and have been for a while that are suddenly popping up with the option to rent a title for 1 day, 7 days or 30 days.
Playstation Now is not yet live, though it is suppose to be going online sometime this spring. At the moment, Playstation Now is in closed beta and it appears adding the ability to rent games, like you will when Now is open and active is part of the testing phase.
This kind of addition to the Playstation store wouldn’t be one Sony wants everyone to be able to see, if the Now service hadn’t already been announced. Since we all know its coming, even if its not coming anytime close to now, this actually wets our whistle.
The game that has been shown off as having the rental possibility on the web the most has been Catherine but other reports indicate titles across a broad spectrum of genres as now showing the ability to check out the game without buying it.
The Playstation Now service was first officially unveiled at CES 2014. After the unveiling there was very little new information but dribs and drabs have been leaking out this week. As Gamespot reports, rental prices for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception ($5) and Far Cry 3 ($6) surfaced earlier in the week. It is unknown whether those prices are for the 1, 7, or 30 day rentals but now that we know multiple rental ranges exist, the Playstation Now plot has thickened.
The PS Now is going to be offered up first for the Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 but is also slated for later arrival on the PS Vita as well as Sony Smart TVs. No official launch date for the Playstation Now service has ever been confirmed but with spring in full swing it should be soon.