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Remember all those images about game rentals on the PlayStation store that were floating around a few days ago? A report now indicate that they might just be true.

For those who didn't notice, the PlayStation network received an update date today, one that was originally scheduled for last Tuesday.

MP1st says that it is being delayed because Sony was adding extra features to the store, namely the option to rent games. Have a look at the store now and you will notice that rental options have appeared for certain titles.

The report also went on to cite information from NeoGAF post that rentals are now a part of the PS Now service.

Rumours pointing at a game rental service on the PS network first started on 10 March when VG247 spotted an image posted on Gaikai, which showed Naughty Dog's Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception available for a rental price of $5 and Ubisoft'sFar Cry 3 for $6.

Back in 2012, Sony acquired Gaikai for $380 million and announced during CES 2014 that it would use the company's technology to power PlayStation Now, a service that is currently in beta.

North America will get the service this summer for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Apart from this, Sony also has plans to provide support for the PlayStation Vita, as well as Bravia TVs and smartphones and tablets in due course of time.

Given its 5$ sweet spot for rentals, it is expected that PlayStation Now will be a massive hit among fans who want to play older games for a limited period of time.