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When do July ps4 games come out?

PlayStation Plus subscribers are counting down to the release of the free PS5 and PS4 games for July 2021. The next batch of free PS Plus games have a July 6 release date on PS4 and PS5. The games will be available until August 3. FortnitePS Plus July 2021 FREE PS5 and PS4 games release date, time, PlayStation Plus DEALS, more

The month was September 2018 and Sony had just announced its streaming service PlayStation Now would allow "almost all" PS4 games to be downloaded to your console and played natively instead of relying on a constant internet connection. Nearly three years later and the overhaul at the time has very much lived up to that promise — pretty much every PS4 game part of PS Now can be both streamed or downloaded. The former has always been at the heart of what makes the service tick (even if most subscribers don't utilise the option), but following today's line-up of PS4 game additions, do we have the first title to ditch the functionality entirely?

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be part of the service "exclusively via PS4/PS5 download" until 1st November 2021. We have to assume this is a result of the deal Sony managed to strike with Rockstar in order to bring the western epic to PS Now, but it's interesting to see the service evolve to the point where one of its premier titles doesn't even offer the feature it was originally built upon.

When Grand Theft Auto V was added to PS Now back in October 2019 before later leaving the service, GTA Online and the Rockstar Games Social Club were not available in the streaming version. This drawback was later updated to include streamers, with the PlayStation Blog updated to say: "Online features are now available for the streaming version of Grand Theft Auto V. However, the Diamond Casino mode is currently only available in the downloaded version." Could the fact that Red Dead Redemption 2 can only be played via PS Now by downloading it have something to do with Red Dead Online, then? It's possible given what happened previously with GTA 5.

It's something we don't think you should read too much into in terms of the future of the service, but it is an interesting development given the history of PS Now. We do think subscribers will be happy it's not the other way around, however — only being able to stream Red Dead Redemption 2 may have been met with criticism.

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"We do think subscribers will be happy it's not the other way around, however"

Definitely. I wouldn't even mind all of PS Now being download only. Streaming is unreliable at the best of times and the only advantage I see in it (saving space) is not relevant to me since I delete apps once I complete the games.

Maybe because they didn’t want PC players to get it too? Sony may well have had to pay more for that. Only reason I can think of.

This is why they should just combine plus and now. Ps + Pro or something.

Agreed this is likely to stop PC players getting it too which would be another deal. BUT it may also help convince people that you can download most games on PS Now. I STILL see a lot of people misunderstand that it's not JUST a streaming service. I've advocated for a rebrand for this reason for a while especially if they start trying to compete with Game Pass a little more (which the last few months seem to suggest)

@ATaco how can they combine PS Plus and PS Now when the 2nd service isn't available in many countries?

I wish PS3 titles were downloadable(I understand why they're not) cause I really want to play Siren Blood Curse there but the streaming is not good.

I'm glad that it's not streaming. I can't imagine many people picking streaming over downloading?

@Voltan RDRII on PS+ in a few months...? 😆😆 Are you kidding me... GTAV is never even below £10.

@Olmaz yea RDRII is methodical so people who like things fast, too lazy to tap X to run can't get into it. It's a masterpiece!

@Olmaz To add to that: I could never get into any GTA either so I just don’t feel like buying Rockstar open world games without trying them first and I don’t know anybody in my area who has it on disc (not for PS4 anyway). I will play it when I get the chance to do it cheap enough

@Voltan you can create an American account and buy a subscription for ps now, make it a primary account on your ps4 and play all of what they have to offer streaming or download. I do that because there is no official support for ps now in my region. I didn't face any kind of problem streaming, I played sly cooper and other games and faced no problem, as long as your internet is fast enough.

We support this. Never bothered streaming games and hope an option of downloading PS3 games is a reality soon.

Make downloading PS3 games onto the console for PS5 for example and watch a lot of people upgrade sooner rather than later

@blinx01 Yeah.... That wouldn't be the case since RDR2 is on Stadia

@SamMR Any advice for somewhere trustworthy to buy PS Store credits in US dollars?

@SamMR Most of the time streaming is fine but sometimes you get a timing critical thing like the voodoo woman in Sly Cooper. I blame my inability to beat her on the additional latency of streaming.

@Olmaz I use CDkeys to buy my ps plus and ps now subscriptions. You will also find that they sell usd credit on their site, I buy my wallet top up from a local store.

@Ryall I have also faced a problem defeating her but I was playing on a laptop which strangely had some lag issues at this particular stage. I have tried on the ps4 and did manage to defeat her no problem

@Voltan I can already see it: there will be a PS5 version of RDR2, and only one version or the other will come to Plus. If it's the PS4 version it'll come a month before the upgrade, which won't be available to Plus owners.

I have ps now for around 3 years now and I have only used streaming for around 4 games from PS2 era. Always downloading them.

So its not available on pc?

@TheArt I was one of those people. I absolutely hated RDR2 when I played it on release day. I played a few hours and gave up. Two years later I decided to give it another go ...now I think it’s the best game R* have ever made.

@fR_eeBritney It's a masterpiece on all levels. It's sad newcomers are going to be playing with the "put on something warmer" bug because R* are slow in fixing bugs sometimes.

@Olmaz Agreed 100%

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PlayStation Now games for July: Red Dead Redemption 2, Nioh 2, Judgment

PlayStation.Blog 06 July, 2021 - 11:22am

There’s a robust lineup of games joining PlayStation Now this month. There’s a Western epic with Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2, intense yokai action in the form of Nioh 2, while Judgment serves up a compelling psychological thriller. Enjoy cooperative hijinks with hilarious sim Moving Out, and give in to your competitive nature with both Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Nascar Heat 5. And also welcome back the acclaimed adventure of Kratos and Aterus as God of War returns to PlayStation Now.

*Phew*. It’s an epic month. Let’s find out more about what awaits you when all these games join PlayStation Now tomorrow, July 6.

This is the official video game for the Olympics Games Tokyo 2020. It includes more than 15 Olympic Games events such as Athletics, Aquatics and Ball games across realistically reproduced venues, such as the Olympic Stadium and Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Every event offers online multiplayer, letting you challenge players from all over the world.

This official video game of the world’s most popular stockcar racing series puts you behind the wheel of these incredible racing machines and challenges you to become the 2020 Nascar Cup Series champion. Features all the official teams, drivers and cars from the three Nascar National Series as well as the Xtreme Dirt Tour, racing on 39 authentic tracks. The immersive Career is complemented by Quick Race, a new Test Session mode and multiplayer, both online and split screen.

*Certain games featured on PlayStation Now may be made available in the library on a limited-time basis only. Games included in the subscription (and their features) are subject to change. PlayStation Now games may not provide the same features or be identical to the original formatted or other versions of the same-titled games.

Please be kind, considerate, and constructive. Report inappropriate comments to us_playstation_blog_moderation@sony.com

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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020?! That’s just a couple of weeks old!

They don’t even advertise God of War in the main picture. SMH

That’s actually a banger lineup. Now if the service would also add PS5 versions, then we had something really good.

In this blogpost; did they specifically say that Judgement and Nioh 2 wont be the PS5 verisons?. i really hope Sony learned their lesson with the Boderlands 3 debacle.

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 from Sega is a nice surprise as that game just came out the other week. The lineup overall is great. PS Now is an incredible value too

If only it was the PS5 version of Judgement

So… what’s the point of PS Now on PC if games are only being offered on PS4/5?

Nioh 2 base game or complete edition?

Nice! This is the best month ever for PS Now. Keep it up!

There is some kind of mistake, but I could found it this app In Brazil

This is a good month but I’m really getting sick of the limited amount of time. It really puts me off playing them when they are only on for a short period, especially when they are long games!

Also getting sick of games just leaving out of nowhere, this month RAD left without warning and today Street Fighter V is out of nowhere showing as leaving tomorrow.. You seriously need to address this issue of giving 0 warning that a game is leaving.

I hate using a US account just to get PS Plus, but I have no choice.

As much as I’m tempted by this lineup, I’d rather use my $60 on physical discs.

Because both of ’em subs is not available in my country. 😭🤣

Very Good month. Hopefully have enough time to play RDR2.

Yoooo this actually sick. A step in the right direction

Amazing month July 2021 for PS NOW. What a games, contenders for Game of the year 2018. Bravo Sony, great moves this month with all strong games. :)

Excellent lineup with no Plus repeats. Keep it up 👍🏼

Very nice month . Keep it up sony 👍

That’s a great group of games. There are several in there that I’m eager to play.

Until PS NOW offers it’s first party games on day one, as well as catches the rest of the library up to this generation (no PS5 versions are available) this will always be a second rate service compared to who they are competing with.

Looking good for this month. I’m very impressed with this lineup.

So God of War is a permanent edition?

Finally. NOW Sony deserves a thank you.

This is actually a good month, now if you keep it up and add PS5 versions (even if the ps5 version is only available to download) it will make the service grow.

Cool, now I can finally try Red Dead Redemption 2 without having to clear up 100GB of space…

Oh, wait, it’s download only on a streaming service.

I guess I won’t be trying out Red Read Redemption 2 then.

You can stream the games as well. Example: you can choose to install or stream The Witcher 3 right now. Shouldn’t be any different for RDR2.

The little print beneath Red Dead Redemption 2:

“Red Dead Redemption 2 is available on PlayStation Now until November 1, 2021 exclusively via PS4/PS5 download”

If this becomes a trend they should rename the service to PlayStation Tomorrow.

Введите наконец PS Now в России,, необязательно с возможностью стриминга (можете добавить стриминг потом, а можете воообще не добавлять) , главное чтобы можно было устанавливать консоль, это главное.

“Red Dead Redemption 2 is available on PlayStation Now until November 1, 2021 exclusively via PS4/PS5 download”, what does “…exclusively via PS4/PS5 download” means? You can’t stream it and not PS Now on PC?

Введите наконец PS Now в России,, необязательно с возможностью стриминга (можете добавить стриминг потом, а можете воообще не добавлять) , главное чтобы можно было устанавливать консоль, это главное.

Finally enter PS Now in Russia it is not necessary to use streaming (you can add streaming later, or you can not add it at all), the main thing is that you can install the console, this is the main thing.

Where are the PS5 versions? It’s been nearly 7-8 months since the PS5 release and Game Pass even added Series X technology to XCloud!! What have you been doing lately?

is ps now coming to chile?

Value-wise, this is an excellent deal indeed. Great job, PlayStation!

thank you playstation blog i love😘❤👍👍👍🎮🎮🎮

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Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, Nioh 2, and Judgment Join PlayStation Now in July 2021 - IGN

IGN 06 July, 2021 - 11:22am

Revealed on PlayStation.Blog, all seven of these games will be available tomorrow, July 6, and they are all new games to the service besides God of War, which was previously available.

Judgment will be available until October 4, 2021, and will give fans a chance to try out this original title before its sequel - Lost Judgment - is released on September 24, 2021.

The other games on the list have no end date and will stay on PlayStation Now indefinitely.

Have you played God of War?

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Red Dead Online's Most Impressive Character Creations So Far

GameRant 06 July, 2021 - 11:22am

The all-famous "King of Pop" came back in Red Dead Online, as Reddit user HonorHHawk paid incredible attention to every detail, even including in their brief video the Thriller outfit while dancing in a cemetery in-game. The user was so passionate about the project that they also left a comment in their Reddit post to provide all the details for other players to recreate Michael Jackson in Red Dead Online. This look is perfect for groovy western lovers.

Redditor Zoobz_ and their friends recreated the whole Scooby-Doo gang in Red Dead Online, albeit in more old-fashioned clothes that properly represent the game's time and age. They even included a dog, who is not exactly Scooby-Doo's lookalike but still provides extra points for the effort. The gang seems to either be close to departing on an adventure to unmask some evil-doer, or maybe the picture is meant to portray the characters in a victory pose after the deed is done, but either way the outcome is fantastic.

GreeneCowpoke, yet another Reddit user of the r/reddeadfashion subreddit, submitted their amazing work with a human version of the legendary orc Shrek. The resemblance is uncanny if comparing GreeneCowpoke's character to Shrek 2's human Shrek after he drinks the Happily Ever After Potion. Of course, Donkey as a horse is not super convincing, and yet very fun. This is the perfect combination of outfit and character physical traits for swamp lovers out there.

Breaking Bad was considered by many as one of the best television fictional shows out there, and seeing Walter White as Heisenberg in Red Dead Online is a joy. Everything in Hand-of-King-Midas' character is extremely well done, starting with the old-fashioned look that Heisenberg sported throughout the series, and including the glasses and facial traits. Even the wrinkles on the character's face are extremely realistic and do look a lot like Heisenberg's, which bodes well for all those wannabe drug dealer role-players out there.

A Reddit user by the name of samboi-art put a lot of effort into creating an older version of Red Dead Redemption 2's protagonist and playable character, Arthur Morgan. Unfortunately, as the game's plot unfolds and escalates into a confrontation with Micah Bell and Dutch, Arthur eventually dies, either because of his disease and the wounds inflicted on him, or he dies by execution. The character made by samboi-art is meant to be Arthur Morgan if he managed to live a peaceful life and grow old, and this look may make some fans of Red Dead Redemption 2 nostalgic.

While the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online may seem not to be very just, Chewbecca420 posted on Reddit their beautifully crafted custom outfit for Lady Justice. Some players may find it hard to recreate this incredible look because it uses pieces like the bloody blindfold and the machete, which were available during Halloween's pass at levels 18 and 20, respectively. Regardless, this iteration of an 1898 in-game version of the blind Lady Justice deserves plenty of appreciation, and she definitely makes for a great outlaw in the world of Red Dead Online.

Speaking of inspired outfits, Redditor TwinkieSnake's version of Captain Jack Sparrow in Red Dead Online is outstanding, and the user definitely deserves the praise. Scrolling through the comments, players interested in making their own legendary pirate captain in Red Dead Online can find TwinkieSnake's item list, even though the Pittman hat is from the Outlaw pass on level 88. While TwinkieSnake's doesn't exactly look like Jack Sparrow as per the user's own admission, players may want to recreate the outfit on a character model that looks more like the captain.

Red Dead Online is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and Xbox One.

Judgment, Nioh 2, and Red Dead Redemption II Headline Seven New Games Coming to PlayStation Now for July 2021

PlayStation LifeStyle 06 July, 2021 - 11:22am

Rumors surfaced over the weekend regarding the games being added to the PlayStation Now lineup for July 2021. Sony has now revealed the official lineup revealing that the five new games mentioned in the Facebook list were correct: Judgment, Moving Out, Red Dead Redemption 2, Nioh 2, and God of War will indeed be added to the list this month. However, they’ll also be joined by Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Nascar Heat 5. All will be available tomorrow, July 6.

Rockstar’s latest cowboy-themed sandbox Red Dead Redemption 2 tells the story of Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang after a failed robbery forces them to become outlaws. As well as the campaign, the game will also include access to Red Dead Online with a variety of missions and modes that can be played with friends. The game will be available through PS Now until November 1, 2021. However, the game cannot be streamed and is available only as a download for PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.

Judgment, the action-based prequel to the upcoming Lost Judgment, sees disgraced attorney Takayuki Yagami become a street fighting detective. Together with his ex-Yakuza partner Masaharu Kaito, the duo solve a series of murders in the Kamurocho district by infiltrating the underground crime network. The game will only be available on PS Now until October 4, 2021.

Nioh 2 is seemingly a permanent addition to the service. The action RPG is set during Sengoku-era Japan after the Dark Realm has become plagued with demons. As a player-created half-human, half-supernatural Yokai warrior, players must use a combination of samurai arts and paranormal powers to rid the world of the evil forces. The game completes the franchise collection on PS Now and joins its prequel, Nioh, which was released on the subscription service in May.

God of War makes its return to PlayStation Now. Originally added in October 2019 for just three months, the game is a permanent addition this time. Kratos travels the lands of the Norse Gods while teaching his son Atreus the ways of the world.

The collection is completed by three more titles. Moving Out pits up to four players as Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technicians as they help families move house across Packmore, but things don’t always go to plan. Olympics Games Tokyo 2020 is the official game of the delayed Tokyo Olympics and features 15 events that players can take on in single-player or compete online. Finally, Nascar Heat 5 is the latest installment of the stockcar racing franchise as players bid to become 2020 Nascar Cup Series champion. All three games seem to be permanent additions to the service.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

PC players can finally play God of War thanks to PlayStation Now

Techradar 06 July, 2021 - 11:22am

Experience one of the best games ever made

God of War launched exclusively on PlayStation 4 consoles in 2018 and was one of the best games released that year. Even a few years later this soft reboot of the franchise is a must-play, and thanks to PS Now’s streaming options PC players will finally be able to experience the game for themselves.

Alternatively, you could try some other blockbusters that are new to the service. Nioh 2 is sure to challenge even the most hardcore gamer with its difficult, Dark Souls-like gameplay, and Red Dead Redemption 2 from Rockstar (the makers of Grand Theft Auto V) will help you live out your dreams of becoming a cowboy in all its gruesome realism.

If these games or others interest you, subscriptions to PS Now cost just $9.99/£8.99 a month, with discounts available if you opt for a quarterly or yearly subscription instead ($24.99/£22.99 and $59.99/£49.99 respectively). 

If you love Yakuza you’ll probably enjoy Judgement, a detective story from the same team. This psychological thriller will have you flex your investigative brain by tracking down clues but pumps up the action with Yakuza-style fighting too.

If you’re looking for something to play with others, Moving Out is a hilarious multiplayer game that’s sure to remind you of Overcooked. If you prefer to game alone, that’s no problem as you can also play this game solo.

Finally, these last two games are sure to excite sports fans. If you’re excited to finally watch the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer, why not show off your own skills in Olympic Games Tokyo 2020?

It includes over 15 events to take part in, and you’ll be competing in virtual recreations of the official Tokyo Olympic venues. What makes it better is that it doesn't include any of those annoying Sonic or Mario characters either. It’s not the best sports game out there but could be a laugh if you’re looking for something different to play using your PS Now subscription.

Last but not least, Nascar Heat 5 will be bringing the heat as you are put behind the wheel of your own stock car to become the 2020 Nascar Cup Series champion. You can race solo or with a friend (both online and split-screen) across 39 authentic tracks. Fans of Nascar will want to check this one out. 

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Red Dead Redemption 2 On PS Now Appears To Be Service's First Download-Only Game

PlayStation Universe 06 July, 2021 - 11:22am

Rockstar Games‘ cowboy epic Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available as part of PlayStation Now, and it appears that the open-world title is a download-only title.

That’s a bit odd, considering the fact Sony built PS Now as a streaming service initially, so to see a game not take advantage of that is surprising.

As previously reported our roundup of the PS Now July 2021 lineup, Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available until November 1, 2021, and it’s listed as “exclusively via PS4/PS5 download.” So there you have it; if you want to grab RDR2 on PS Now, you’ll have to download it.

It’s worth remembering that Red Dead Redemption 2 includes Red Dead Online, as was the case with Grand Theft Auto 5 and GTA Online back when it joined PS Now in October 2019. Back then, users were not able to stream the multiplayer portion of the crime epic, so it looks like that’s the case again here.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was released for the PS4 and Xbox One back in October 2018, and we were so impressed with it that we awarded it 10/10 in our full review.

[Source – PlayStation Blog via Push Square]

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God of War is coming to PlayStation Now on PC today

PC Gamer 06 July, 2021 - 10:55am

It's about time for another playthrough.

Why's it so beloved? This reboot took a series that was arguably rather tired-looking by the time of PS4 and changed the genre, setting, and combat system entirely. There is something of a Naughty Dog formula to many of Sony's biggest games, and God of War wears the influence of The Last of Us proudly on both bulging sleeves. 

Kratos in the original trilogy had motivation to hunt the gods (the death of his family) but was basically just a raging psycho: the games largely sold themselves on the ludicrously gory finishers. By the end of the third game you'd killed pretty much the whole Greek pantheon. In this God of War Kratos is in the world of Norse myth, an interloper that the gods want to hunt down, and now he has something to protect: his son, Atreus, who's by your side the entire game and plays an active role in combat, navigation, storytelling and puzzles.

The quality of this game blew me away: I'd played the old ones and liked them well enough, but if it wasn't for Bloodborne this would probably be the best exclusive the PlayStation 4 ever had. This is as good as it gets for a particular style of game: hell, even the ending's great. As our friends over at GamesRadar+ wrote when reviewing it at the time:

It would be preferable to be able to buy it on Steam of course, because PlayStation Now games come and go, but at least it's now playable on PC.

To play God of War you'll need to download the PlayStation Now for PC app, create or sign in with a PSN account, and off you go. The service offers a seven day free trial to boot, and you could definitely blast through this in a week, or is $8.99/£8.99 for a month's access. Sony says on its site that you'll need a DualShock 4 but other thirdparty pads do work with the service, with the obvious caveat that you won't be able to use touchscreen functionality (as I recall this is not a major element in God of War).

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