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Submitted by nofilter 722d ago | news

News On PS Vita’s Own PlayStation Plus Coming Next Week

TSA: "Chris Howe, the new PlayStation Store and Plus Content Manager at SCEE, has said that we’ll be hearing about the much anticipated PlayStation Plus rollout for Vita in a few days." (PS Vita, Tag Invalid)

remanutd55  +   722d ago
i want to see what games are gonna be part of the Instant Game Collection.
darthv72  +   722d ago
serious question
i am NOT a PS+ member but would it be safe to assume that in order to validate any free offer games you would need to be connected to the internet?

OR, is it simply based on the duration of the membership? Where by you sign up and download some stuff and then sony just starts counting down the days whether or not you are online until the expiration.

I can only use live as an example but in some cases you download a game to your system via your gamertag and can play online and offline. If you download that same game through your gamertag to another unit, you have to be online to validate the download and play otherwise the game becomes like a demo or not playable at all.

Its a way of game sharing and I do that quite a bit. I have one system i make all my purchases through and then I have another that i use the same gamertag on to redownload them and play on. this is because i get games that I want others in the house to play as well. so they can play the full game in their profile (offline) on the system that originally purchased them and I can play the full games on my profile on another system (online).

So in relation to plus, your ps3 is pretty much online all the time so does plus validate every free offer as long as you are a member or can you play those games offline simply because your system knows you are a member and knows how long you have until your membership expires?

sorry for the long question(s). Being serious.
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Conzul  +   722d ago
I had plus but then went two months without internet. All my games from instant game collection worked duing that time. Just check the "information" tab of each game to see its expiration date.
KrebStar  +   722d ago
Yeah, you can definitely play all of your PS+ games without being online.
ChronoJoe  +   722d ago
You can play the games offline, the license duration gets associated with the content once it's been downloaded, then it counts down to expiration date regardless of whether you're on, or offline.
darthv72  +   722d ago
thank you
i figured it would be something like that but just needed a solid answer.
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Cmo89  +   722d ago
I have 2 ps3s in my house and 4 roommates. We do this all the time except you can play online signed in as another account. Not sure if the games work offline tho. But under all of the digital purchases it says you can put it on up to 2 systems.
GraveLord  +   722d ago
Would be extremely surprising if they had games like Gravity Rush, LittleBigPlanet or Uncharted. These are the best games on the system at the moment.

I'm expecting Little Deviants to be free though. Maybe even Escape Plan.
GribbleGrunger  +   722d ago
yes, they're unlikely to give what people consider AAA titles away, although they may throw one in considering it's the release and near Christmas (could be LBPVita). My bet is on Little deviants, Escape Plan (as you say), PSP classics, PS1 classics and PSMobile... perhaps a few minis too. People can't expect the Vita to have 12 top tier games from the start. But what's the betting some will?
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Sithlord-Gamble  +   722d ago
Im willing to bet that itll be games that early adopters already own like Lil Deviants, Escape Plan, Super Star Dust, Wipeout ... etc.
So, while im excited about PS+ for Vita, i cant help but feel like im going to be screwed for a little while as i am one of those people.
Xof  +   722d ago
I'd rather see discounts than free games. With the PS3, too. That's the biggest reason I'm not continuing my subscription.

That said, I'm hoping to see Blazblue for free so I can try it out. I've got the PS3 version... and the 3DS version, so I'm not sure if I should splurge on it or not.
Snookies12  +   722d ago
It's essentially the same as the PS3 version. The question is do you want it on the go? If so, then get it lol. It definitely looks amazing on the Vita screen, plus you can play your own music and it'll automatically detect that and cut off the game music at any time. Which is awesome, although the music in-game is amazing anyway.
Paul_Murphy  +   722d ago
Hopefully something like Escape Plan.
yoshiroaka  +   722d ago
Yea that seems likely to be the first to go free and rope you in to buy some dlc after, cause its an old game that shows off a lot of the vitas features.

Wipeout seems like a good one for them as well.

As for a big/full title to go free they may give Unit 13.

Im just waiting to see anything on LBP vita like a discount or whatever and then regardless im going to buy it after plus drops.
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zgoldenlionz  +   722d ago
I think your pretty spot on I'd bet that blob game that was 50% for the Halloween sale will be in there since plus likes to do that.
DivineAssault  +   722d ago
looks like im renewing ps plus nx week..
GreenRanger  +   722d ago
Two questions:
1) If i get PS Plus and my subscription runs out; do the games i have downloaded auto-delete or just deactivate until i renew my subscription?
2) Is it too early for the Christmas hat?
Gamesgbkiller  +   722d ago
well . you just can't play it.
It will not delete it self .
Raccoon  +   722d ago
1) all access deactives/expires except for avatars and themes
2) it's always best to be early instead of being late.. Since thanksgiving is up next I recommend a pilgrim hat to fill the void.
Raccoon  +   722d ago
I think all rules that apply to ps3 should apply to ps vita in terms of ps+ on the vita. 1 free tittle from each compatible category....
Gamesgbkiller  +   722d ago
They should focus on PSV titles more!
vikingland1  +   722d ago
I am happy to be a PS+ member.
bryam1982  +   722d ago
So if I'm a ps plus member already this just transfer to my vita?
darkride66  +   722d ago
I'm curious too. I haven't seen anything suggest that they'd be two separate services but as a Plus subscriber and a Vita owner, I'll be watching keenly as the details are revealed.
GribbleGrunger  +   722d ago
If you are already a member, there will be no extra cost.
Pillsbury1  +   722d ago
I hope it's unit 13 we get for ps plus *_*
Snookies12  +   722d ago
Me too! That game was REALLY fun, though I had to trade it in unfortunately, so I wouldn't mind having it back lol.
josephayal  +   722d ago
same price? $50?
GribbleGrunger  +   722d ago
Yes, so if you have a vita and not a PS3, you might as well buy a PS3 this Christmas and take advantage of the 45 free games on that too. That will be how Sony see it and who's to argue that isn't sound thinking?
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BLAKHOODe  +   722d ago
My biggest question is will Plus Vita, be included with the Playstation Plus membership I already have or will it be entirely seperate, meaning I have to give Sony more money.
joeorc  +   722d ago
as others have already stated
GribbleGrunger

"If you are already a member, there will be no extra cost."

yupper's
newn4gguy  +   722d ago
It is included. :)
Qrphe  +   722d ago
I'm pretty damn excited about this!

More free shtuff!!! :3
nikrel  +   722d ago
My only gripe is, Why buy games when we know there is such a limited selection of vita titles, we can just wait for them to be free.
profgerbik  +   722d ago
Lot of games coming out and I doubt most of them will end up free as most of them have not dropped in price yet even if they aren't the newest of Vita games.
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admiralvic  +   721d ago
If you go off the already announced Japanese program, they gave several PSP games and Sumioni. Since the Vita can run PS1, PSP and PSV games (also mini;s, but they hardly count), we could easily see these coming back (as PS1 games were common back in the day with plus) and forming the "instant" game collection. I mean, too many people are taking the Vita version as literally 12 or whatever Vita games. Finally, lets not forget that we could see limits or loser titles. For instance, you might need to view the store from your Vita to get the games or we could get StarDrone. Either or, you're way under thinking what they might / can do.
nikrel  +   721d ago
I have no interest in PS1 games, some PS2 games.
These are old platforms, Vita is new and fresh and I want to play new fresh experiences on it.

We have already played PS1/PS2 games, it is time to move on.

Resistance Ret is about the only PSP game I can think off the top of my head I would still like to play, never got around to purchasing it.

I'd love to see a band new patapon with some new crisp graphics and new gameplay.

I'll be happy with PSV+ either way, but i'm just saying, It makes me think twice prior to purchasing a game if i know it's on the table to maybe come out sometime soon.
profgerbik  +   722d ago
I just want plus on my Vita already.
r21  +   722d ago
Sweet, Knytt underground :)
DFresh  +   721d ago
I'm surprised that Gaikai isn't being used on PS Vita.

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