The ability to rent and buy movies on PlayStation consoles is making a comeback as PlayStation and Sony Pictures Entertainment, in a joint announcement on the PlayStation Blog, have revealed the Sony Pictures Core App launch on PS4 and PS5.
The Sony Pictures Core App is set to launch in 23 markets worldwide. The service rebrands the company’s Bravia Core service for Bravia TVs and select Xperia devices. PlayStation players who sign up for the app will have access to up to 2,000 movies that can be rented or outright bought.
Those selectable titles include Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Uncharted, The Equalizer, No Hard Feelings, Bullet Train, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The Sony Pictures Core App will also give users “exclusive early access ” to select Sony Pictures movies, starting with Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story. Purchasing the movie will give Gran Turismo 7 players a bonus in the form of extra credit toward an -in-game purchase in the racing game.
In addition to the app’s console launch, Sony added a new “entertaining” benefit to PlayStation Plus Premium, giving subscribers access to a catalogue of 100 ad-free movies to stream on demand. The added benefit will be updated as time passes and will first launch with Looper, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Elysium, and Resident Evil Damnation.
“This is just the beginning, and we plan to evolve the offerings and benefits of Sony Pictures Core over time – including a selection of hit anime content from Crunchyroll. We’re looking forward to more exciting things to come,” PlayStation senior director of global marketing Evan Stern said in a PlayStation Blog post.