PlayStation Now’s October 2021 lineup adds major first-party exclusive The Last of Us 2 to its game streaming service, among several other games.
PlayStation exclusive The Last of Us Part II and Fallout 76 are headlining PlayStation Now’s October games lineup. The month’s new offerings further expand PS Now’s library of content, adding more value to the subscription service than in previous months. In September, PS Now added Tekken 7, Killing Floor 2, and Pathfinder: Kingmaker among others. Those additions added a mix of different experiences, from AAA games to indie titles, and the lineup was praised for offering a diverse roster with the potential to woo a large audience towards Sony’s streaming service. However, this month’s lineup is much larger in terms of the gravity of its individual games.
The move to add The Last of Us 2 and Fallout 76 is likely part of Sony’s push to reach one billion subscribers on its cloud streaming service. After evolving beyond its traditional cloud-based system into something more reflective of the market – currently driven by services like Xbox Game Pass – PS Now’s monthly additions have quickly been increasing in value. Adding a few games each month like Microsoft does for its subscription service was one part of the plan, and more is to come for PlayStation Now. In May, it was revealed that Sony’s plan was to garner one billion PS Now subscribers by investing in both first-party and external studios to improve PS Now’s library, and with October’s lineup, it’s doing just that.