Whatever It Takes
Sony has announced the PlayStation Now lineup for April, and it’s good news for superhero fans. Marvel’s Avengers leads the pack on the streaming service, with a wintry survival game and a looter-shooter bringing up the rear. Let’s take a look at the games hitting PlayStation Now in April.
It might come as something of a surprise that such a huge game is heading to Sony’s subscription-based streaming service. However, it makes some sense when considering that sales of the game are low right now. Avengers was 2020’s 10th best-selling game, so putting it on PlayStation Now means more players will get to experience it without paying full price for it. Marvel’s Avengers is an action-adventure game with live-service elements in which you play as the titular Avengers, battling a series of iconic supervillains and upgrading your gear as you go. It’s multiplayer, too, so you can experience it with your buddies. No word on whether this is the PS4 or PS5 version, though. It’ll be available until July 2021.
The Long Dark
The second game headed to PlayStation Now in April is freezing cold survival experience The Long Dark. Taking place in a world stricken by what developer Hinterland calls a “quiet apocalypse”, The Long Dark tasks you with exploring a frozen wasteland, scavenging for supplies and always keeping an eye on your energy levels. There’s also a full campaign to experience, so you’re not just wandering around aimlessly. Sony hasn’t set an end date on this one, so it looks like The Long Dark is here to stay.
Rounding off the PlayStation Now April 2021 lineup is looter-shooter Borderlands 3. A colorful, vibrant experience revolving around collecting increasingly ridiculous guns, Borderlands 3 carries on the zany humor and FPS/RPG hybrid gameplay of the franchise. You’ll meet new characters and old, collect a whole bunch of weaponry, and, of course, shoot a lot of guys wearing silly masks. If you love loot, Borderlands 3 is the game for you. This one’s available on PlayStation Now until September, giving you plenty of time to give it a look.
As you can see, it’s a packed month for PlayStation Now, with plenty of loot-gathering fun to be had. If you haven’t checked out PlayStation Now yet, you can do so right here with a 7-day free trial. A regular subscription costs $9.99, so do remember to cancel the trial before the 7 days are up if you’re not going to continue your subscription, as it’ll roll right over.