PlayStation Now Acquires Rights To Stream GTA 5

  • Playstation 4
  • Windows
  • Xbox One
  • Action
  • Action-Adventure
  • Open World
PlayStation Now Acquires Rights To Stream GTA 5
After negotiating a deal with Rockstar Games, PlayStation Now has the rights to stream one of the studio's most popular titles. Sony

Grand Theft Auto 5 continues to be a massive game. The open-world title from Rockstar Games allows players to choose between three characters and complete a variety of missions through dozens of overlapping storylines. The president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, revealed that the company just obtained the rights to stream GTA5 with PlayStation Now.

PlayStation Now is basically Sony’s subscription-based cloud gaming platform. This is where gamers can easily play PS2, PS3, and PS4 video games from a PC with ease. Also, they do not have to worry about buying and/or downloading titles with it since it is a cloud gaming platform service. As of this writing, PlayStation Now is capable of offering unlimited access to more than 660 PS2, PS3, and PS4 titles under its own subscription plan.

Considering the never-ending competition from Google’s Stadia and Xbox’s Game Pass, it only makes sense for Sony to drastically reduce its subscription prices for PlayStation Now. Even more so, the tech giant is reportedly looking for bigger titles like GTA5 in order to make the service more enticing to gamers.

It is unclear if Sony owns exclusive rights to streaming GTA5, but Ryan did say in an interview that the title will only stream on the platform to the best of his knowledge. He further said that the deal was quite good for Rockstar Games. In other words, Sony might have offered a considerable amount just to obtain the rights to stream the game on PlayStation Now.

The quasi-exclusivity is believed to stem partly from Take-Two being hesitant to move forward with its own subscription service, which is something EA and Ubisoft have already released. Paired with a recent big update to GTA Online, it was really expected from Rockstar Games to be all in with the negotiation.

"I'd prefer not to disclose the terms, but let's say it's a good deal for Rockstar," said Ryan in the interview.

Regardless of the deal both Rockstar and Sony have made, it is safe to say that the move is only targeted at streaming services. However, since this is not really an exclusive deal, it is possible for Rockstar to also take its games elsewhere.

Join the Discussion
Top Stories