‘Tis the season to be streaming. With the holiday season in the air, Sony has added some new games to its PlayStation Now cloud gaming service. For sim-racing fans, one game in particular stands out among the others.
Beginning today, subscribers to PS Now can put F1 2019 through its paces. This is a little unexpected considering the official Formula 1 racer only landed on store shelves in the summer. This year’s racer has plenty to offer, even more so than last year’s effort. When we reviewed it back in June, we called it “one of the most well-rounded, enjoyable titles in the genre”.
One important addition to the 2019 title is Formula 2, the penultimate step on the ladder. It isn’t a lip-service effort either, as players will have all of the drivers, cars, teams, and ruleset at their fingertips. While it may be the 2018 season where players begin their F2 journey, it feeds nicely into the main thrust of the game: racing in the 2019 season of the F1 circus.
This couldn’t happen at a better time, as the PS Now service is also offering a week-long trial period. That means that you could play this year’s F1 game for an entire week at no cost — assuming you cancel before the recurring monthly fee of $9.99 (£8.99, €9.99) kicks in. In addition to F1 2019, PS Now offers more than 700 games on demand from the PS4, PS3, and PS2 eras.
With this season’s festivities having wrapped up this past weekend, it won’t be much longer until F1 2020 is on the radar. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to play this year’s title, you may not find a better opportunity than this.