The Last Of Us 2, Fallout 76 Joins PlayStation Now October 2021 Lineup

The Last of Us Part II and Fallout 76, both PlayStation exclusives, headline PlayStation Now’s October gaming list. The additional offers for this month significantly enhance PS Now’s content collection, giving greater value to the subscription service than in prior months.

PS Now added Tekken 7, Killing Floor 2, and Pathfinder: Kingmaker, among other games, in September. Those acquisitions provided a variety of experiences, ranging from AAA games to independent titles, and the lineup was hailed for providing a broad roster with the ability to entice a big audience to Sony’s streaming service. However, in terms of the importance of its individual games, this month’s lineup is significantly greater.

The decision to include The Last of Us 2 and Fallout 76 is most likely part of Sony’s ambition to attain one billion users on its cloud streaming service. PS Now’s monthly additions have rapidly increased in value after expanding beyond its conventional cloud-based approach into something more market-driven – presently pushed by services like Xbox Game Pass – One element of the idea was to add a few titles each month, similar to what Microsoft does with its subscription service, and more is on the way for PlayStation Now.


Sony announced in May that its aim was to acquire one billion PS Now members by investing in both first-party and third-party studios to expand PS Now’s catalog, and with October’s roster, it’s accomplishing just that.

PS Now will now include The Last of Us Part II, Fallout 76, and Desperados III, according to a PlayStation Blog post. Amnesia: Collection, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, Yet Another Zombie Defense, and Victor Vran: Overkill Edition were also revealed as entering the fray. On Tuesday, October 5, the seven titles will be accessible to PS Now members.

With October’s new additions, the PS Now catalog is significantly expanding, indicating that first-party PlayStation titles and large third-party AAA games aren’t out of the question. Sony’s emotional tale in The Last of Us 2 was a critical and financial success, so bringing it to PS Now seems like a wise use of first-party titles.

It was also announced that PlayStation 5 users would be able to download the game’s PS5 performance patch, which will improve the game’s quality on the new-gen platform. The Last of Us 2 is a limited-time PS Now release, with the title slated to leave the service on January 3, 2022.

Since Fallout 76 was featured in the October schedule, it indicates Sony is not done collaborating with Bethesda despite the studio’s takeover by Xbox. While this does not necessarily imply that future Bethesda titles will be released on PlayStation platforms, it may indicate that Sony is eager to work with its direct competitor to enhance PS Now. The other titles on the list are all nice additions, which means PS Now users must now face the difficult decision of which game to play first.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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