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The Actual Price of the PS4: What it Means if PS World is a Premium Online Service

As Sony is only a day away from announcing the much anticipated PS4 (codenamed Orbis) at PlayStation Meeting 2013, new rumors have released talking about a premium service called PlayStation World that will replace PS+. With that the Daily Reaction crew of Seb and Dan break down what this new service could entail, as well as the PS4’s potential release date, suspected pricing, and the new controller (DualShock 4).

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doctorstrange1255d ago

A Brave New PlayStation World!

ArmGunar1255d ago

With more rumors about BC with Gaikai, I bet:
- PS++: all features of PS+ of now + new features + BC Gaikai unlimited
- PS+: all features of PS+ of now and new features
- No PS+: like now = online gaming free

:P

riverstars861255d ago

I'll bet that online gaming will not be free. If I'm wrong, then oh well. Lol

-Alpha1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

^ I hope it's still free. It's such a great advantage over XBL. What Sony lacked this generation was a polished, feature-rich service. They can have that with PS4, and in addition to free online, it can be very effective at marketing PSW as a legitimate service over XBL.

But at the same time: If Sony does charge to play online, what are we going to do about it? It's free money, and I bet at the end of the day, most of us who want a PS4 will get a PS4 and put up with it anyway. Not like we're going to turn to MS-- if Sony can match XBL this generation, then console buyers will have no choice.

I dont like it at all, but the only reason PSN was free this gen was because Sony needed that advantage over MS. There really wasn't anything that they COULD charge for at the beginning because they didn't launch a planned service like MS did. Now, that's different, and online is clearly designed with a plan for PS4.

With Sony seemingly offering an amazing suite of features, it's a fresh start for them to make good profits, and they really need those profits. I still hope and think that they will choose to keep online access free and advertise the hell out of it, but I can see the rationale behind charging.

Foolsjoker1255d ago

A new...more expensive world.

alexcosborn1255d ago

Yep, and one I'm hesitant to be a part of :/

LOGICWINS1255d ago

I'd gladly pay $100 a year for a PS++ if I found it to be worth it.

Foolsjoker1255d ago

Not really sure what they could add to PS+ to drive the cost even further up.

ElectricKaibutsu1255d ago

$529... That's a bit more pricey than I expected...

LOGICWINS1255d ago

"Not really sure what they could add to PS+ to drive the cost even further up.:

Cloud support? Running servers ain't cheap.

zebramocha1255d ago

@electric yes it is,but I believe it'll be price $350-$400 range only because people predicted the being $700.

TheGamerDood1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

With all the competition that's starting to crop up the last thing you want to do is increase your prices. If Sony goes the way of Live and starts charging for MP and other basic services, I'm out. I'll stick with PC or just quit gaming altogether. It's getting too expensive at this point.

LOGICWINS1255d ago

^^Calm down. Thats not happening. Sony will just build upon what they already have. Gaming online will stay free, but they WILL charge for Gaikai.

TheGamerDood1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

@Logic

Well at this point we don't know what Sony is planning to announce so there is a chance they'll go that route. If they do, then console gaming is pretty much done in my home. I wasn't even thinking about Gaikai but more MP and the other online services that you can currently access for free. Truthfully though, I don't think Sony would be that stupid to copy one of the worst features from their competitor's service. I think the rumor is basically BS and things will remain more or less the same but if by chance that it doesn't well then...

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mochachino1255d ago

As long as there's still free online MP, Sony can have paid Playstation Universe for all I care. PSN plus offers a lot more saving than Live already so I think Sony is on the right track with their online strategy.

Foolsjoker1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

Kainstein and his theory of making things awesome.

doctorstrange1255d ago

PS4 + Games = Awesome Squared

TrendyGamers1255d ago

@doctorstrange

Awesome cubed.

dbjj120881255d ago

Hello subscription subsidizing. Still pay $600!

ApolloTheBoss1255d ago

As long as online multiplayer is still free I have no problem with this.

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