PlayStation Now games for April 2021: Marvel’s Avengers, Borderlands 3 and The Long Dark

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PlayStation Now games for April 2021: Marvel’s Avengers, Borderlands 3 and The Long Dark

All available to play starting tomorrow, April 6.

April’s PlayStation Now lineup is a titanic team up featuring Marvel’s Avengers, Borderlands 3, and The Long Dark. Save the world, shoot up a galaxy, or survive an icy wilderness: take your pick from tomorrow when the games launch into the service.

Let’s take a closer look at each in turn. 

Marvel’s Avengers

PlayStation Now games for April 2021: Marvel’s Avengers, Borderlands 3 and The Long Dark

Marvel’s Avengers is an epic, third-person, action-adventure game that combines an original, cinematic story with single-player and co-operative gameplay. In a future with Super Heroes outlawed, a young Kamala Khan must reassemble the Avengers to stop AIM. Marvel’s Avengers continues the epic journey with new Heroes and new narrative delivered on an ongoing basis, for the definitive Avengers gaming experience. Assemble into a team of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.

●      Marvel’s Avengers is available until Monday July 5, 2021. 

 Borderlands 3

PlayStation Now games for April 2021: Marvel’s Avengers, Borderlands 3 and The Long Dark

The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and a mayhem-fueled adventure! Blast through new worlds and enemies as one of four new Vault Hunters, each with deep skill trees, abilities, and customization. Play solo or with friends to take on insane enemies, score loads of loot and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy. Play with anyone at any time online or in split-screen co-op, regardless of your level or mission progress.

●      Borderlands 3 is available until Wednesday September 29, 2021. 

The Long Dark

PlayStation Now games for April 2021: Marvel’s Avengers, Borderlands 3 and The Long Dark

The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. There are no zombies — only you, the cold, and all the threats Mother Nature can muster.

PlayStation Now Trial

If you haven’t tried PlayStation Now yet, now’s the perfect time to give it a spin with the seven-day free trial* for PS4 and PS5. The trial is available starting Wednesday, April 7 and is open to anyone who is currently not subscribed to PlayStation Now. That gives you access to stream hundreds of PS4, PS3 and PS2 games on demand… including the new additions above that join the lineup on Tuesday, April 6! 

 *7 day trial begins from the time the trial is activated. Austria, Belgium, , Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, USA: at the end of your 7-day trial, your PlayStation Now subscription will automatically roll into a paid-for ongoing subscription with a recurring monthly subscription fee (+app tax) which will be taken automatically each month. Full Terms: play.st/PSNowTerms

**Certain games featured on PlayStation Now may be made available in the library on a limited-time basis only.

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  • Türkiyeye geçerlimi

  • I’ll take Avengers on PS5 instead of MLB The Show 21.

  • Are avengers and borderlands 3 the ps5 version?

  • Sooooooo not MLB The Show 21.

  • Wow, great month!

    If Avengers & B3 are the PS5 versions in going to sub for a year of Now.

    Any news on when more PS3 games are coming to the service?

    • Pay attention, though – neither game will be around for a year. Avengers is for just a few months, B3 a bit longer.

      Signed up for the $1 month a few weeks ago – I should still have time to kick the tires on Avengers before I decide if I want to re-up at all. At least with discounts, Plus is a lot cheaper than Game Pass, even if it generally doesn’t have any day one content.

    • I don’t think we’ll ever see new PS3 games on PlayStation Now.

      The games get older as time goes by and demand for the games will shrivel up, Sony isn’t going to pay to license more PS3 games if demand seems to be too low for them.

      I wouldn’t be half surprised if all non-Sony PS3 games got removed from Now in the future because their licensing deals with publishers ran out and renewing would cost more than just axing them.

      Removing PS3 games would also mean that they don’t need to keep maintaining their highly proprietary PS3 hardware in their PSNow infrastructure.

    • Reminder: Jim Ryan’s quote about the games from previous generations: “why would anybody play this?”
      So I wouldn’t expect anything good (or even neutral) regarding PlayStation’s legacy for now.

  • Great month, is it the PS5 version of Avenger’s?

  • Oh well done!! Really nice selection; bit if Avengers for me I think and then some Oddworld courtesy of PS Plus 👍

  • Due to misreading the product page, I did not sign up for PS Now when it was $1 for the month. I thought it ended 10pm PST but it ended 10am PST. I was so upset. Also, I did not know about the offer until the last min. Please do a better job of marketing that. I am always aware of $1 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deals.

    • Agreed. I didn’t even know about the special deal until it was already over. Apparently it was advertised on the PS App; I saw no such ad. Would be nice to see it more widely advertised online or even via an email. Oh well.

  • I wonder if downloading Avengers you could get the PS5 upgrade or if that will be blocked like FF7R on PS+. I guess we’ll find out tomorrow.

    • Wondering this same thing. Let us know what you find out tomorrow. :)

      I don’t have a PS5 yet but hoping to get ahold of one soon and this would be a nice bonus!

  • My sub is expiring on 4-20 and I will not be renewing. Even though I loved the streaming option since my 2tb has been filled for a long time and I can’t play any more games. I felt that the quality of games were not that good or games I already played through plus or already bought. Other game services are having much higher quality games for a slightly higher price.

  • Just let us play our purchased ps3 games on ps5 already

  • This is great selection of games. Can’t wait to tried out borderlands 3 and Avenger is a plus for me. Thanks you for choosing these games.

  • Será que um dia a Sony vai olhar aqui para Brasil disponibilizar ps now para nós !!!

  • I’m looking forward to playing Avengers! Hopefully we will get the PS5 version. I would also like to see some more PS3 games added to the PS Now library.

  • These are great additions to the service. I played Avengers at launch on PC, but not again since. I’d like to check this out on PS5 and see the new characters.

  • Just give us PS Now with our PS Plus subscription, you know it makes sense. ❤️

  • Please go back to adding ps3 games. It’s the USP for this product and the reason many subscribe.

  • Very disappointing that its only 3 games, 2 are timed and the other is old! Putting Borderlands 3 on when the devs never fixed the performance on PS4 Pro is poor. And Avengers is a terrible game. Very weak month.

  • Weak month for me. I have zero interest in looter shooters or the dull grindfest that is Avengers. Might try out The Long Dark, but if not, nevermind – at least it is another month where I can reduce my backlog.

  • So let me get this straight. Playstation studios make mlb the show. They made the new one for this year available for Xbox because mlb forced them to or lose license. Xbox gets the brand new Sony made game for FREE with game pass. Now playstation people still have to pay $60/70 for the game that is made by Sony for playstation. Why is this game not free for playstation people as well either through plus or now?

    • Yeah it’s pretty sad that we have to go to another platform to play a PlayStation game we want to play without feeling ripped off.

    • Because the game isn’t free on Xbox either.

      On GamePass, Microsoft is footing the bill for people to play it 🤷‍♂️

    • That’s because MS didn’t pay to develop or produce the game, so they threw money at the MLB to give it away.

  • I do like Marvel’s Avengers a lot. But I feel like they should have waited for Omega Levek Threats (end game raid like content) to be implemented into the game first. Again, it is a good game. But the lack of end game content is what’s hurting it right now. So they should have waited until that issue was solved.

    Unless this deal was made a long time ago under the assumption that Spider-Man was going to be out in March.

  • What a fantastic month, thank you sony!

  • Are the PS5 versions available in the service?

  • I’m sorry but I don’t want PlayStation Now. I want you to keep the PlayStation Stores open for all legacy platforms and bring backwards compatibility like the Father Of PlayStation intended.

  • Now then Sony……can you tell us why MLB The show 21 is gonnabe on XB Gamepass and not on here? Alongside what i’ve about your disgusting DRM practices this week, you and Jim Ryan seem to have a lot to answer for! ):

    • It’s easy. MS is paying Sony $ so they can offer the title to their users.

      Sony does not wish to lose money by giving away to a franchise that earns most of its money in a very short window each year.

      They could still give it away in the summer and fans would be still happy and they would have received their nest egg for next years development.

  • For the long dark, will episode 4 and 5 included for free in future update?

  • Incredible! Very excited to play these, I’ve been looking to buy them for so long

  • Avengers is the flagship game of the month… You know PlayStation can make me and a lot of people happy if they fix psnow crashes, and the epileptic
    green flashes that come up on the game screen with the slightest touch of movement since last year. You’re Sony, there is no excuse for having control, watch dogs 2 still show up as playable games. How long did it take you guys to fix the games with missing pictures.

  • Make an official PS.Blog post announcing the closure of legacy PlayStation Store services for PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, including PSOne Classics, PS2 Classics, and PlayStation minis content.

    Own up to this company’s direction and be upfront with your erstwhile community regarding this severely anti-consumer, anti-developer, and anti-legacy decision with no disclosed plans for decades of experiences beyond the insufficient premise of PlayStation Now rotation.

    We deserve to know beyond a one-off e-mail, and Sony deserves direct feedback from its providers.

  • It’s the ps4 version of BL3 and Avengers for ps5 lol

  • I thought we were supposed to get days gone 🤔.. this the 2nd time sony promised the title and no show. 👎.

  • bhargavgollapudi

    Why is it that PS NOW has not been made available for India. There was some news about launching it for India last year. How come it is taking more than 8 years for PS NOW to come to India. Why the regional bias?

    • We have the same issue in South Africa. There is a massive Sony community, but if Sony keeps up with their trends of excluding the minority countries, they will lose to Microsoft and Gamepass soon as that IS AVAILABLE IN SOUTH AFRICA. Jim Ryan is really driving Sony into the ground with his style of running a business.

    • Days gone was on psnow a few months ago, and it’s free on psplus in April.

  • please add ps now 🙏🏻to Israel accounts and movies
    with tv shows

  • How about instead of these blogs, we get an ACTUAL explanation as to why Elder Scrolls Online servers are functioning on Xbox and PC but not PS4? Especially considering it’s a problem on Sony’s end

  • What time to do Playstation Now games go live in GMT?

  • Wow ps now got new games, but why i should cause there’s no ps now for asia. Very Funny.

  • About time we got something worth while on psnow, this might just convince me to subscribe again. I was getting of being screwed with old psplus titles just dropping every month. Hopefully a sign of things to come

  • Is the Marvel Avengers also the PS5 version?

    • no, nothing free upgrate for Marvel Avangers and B3 for ps5, you need to buy ps4 version to have ps5 upgrade free…. incredible

  • A true game pass style moment right there. Putting something like Avengers on there…… as if its meant to mean something, when it makes me want to avoid your little adorable temp game rental service even more lol.

    At least, as always with PS Now though, you don’t need a second subscription or a later “Ultimate” gimmick to play this always online game.

  • Unfortunately avengers is only the PS4 version! which doesn’t make sense since they give the ps5 version as a free upgrade so why avoiding us to play it with our brand new ps5?? That’s a bit of disappointment for me :( they had a chance to give us an “easy” access for an AAA ps5 game

  • Why Marvel Avengers and B3 are avaiable without FREE upgrate to ps5 ? It’s incredible, who have ps5 can play only ps4 version of those game…..

  • With the ps5 versions blocked it’s just another trash month again.

  • I hope the Marvel’s Avengers Ps5 version not included is a temporary mistake and that you are fixing it ASAP or I’m cancelling my subscription. PSNow has very limited value and if you are going to start including decent AAA games just for PS4 and not for PS5, I’m out.

  • what time do they come out?

  • they are still not available in PS now, any idea what time they are?

  • Im in quebec, Canada and i still cant play. Ps now april game are not release yet what happen??

  • Tenho uma conta com assinatura, embora tenha vários jogos que já tenha adquirido seria de grande complemento ter esse serviço no Brasil, mesmo que só fosse jogos com opção de Download mas a falta de um serviço como esse mostra comprometimento da SONY com seus consumidores.

  • Welp…Its April 6th, im on PSNow in the US, and the games arent there.

  • Where at the games? is April 6th, 12:58 CET.

  • Gotta love how Sony ruins a great PS Now month by blocking the PS5 upgrades.

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