One analyst believes so, but that is ludicrous.
Of course they're missing out on profit, but Sony cares about gamers which is why they keep it free.
No they keep it free because they are afraid of customer backlash. Instead they find other ways to charge for it. ala PS plus. They won't make the same mistake with Gaikai though.
Doesn't change the fact that PS Plus is an amazing deal though. Also, there's no doubt that Gaikai will have to be paid for. They'll have an entire library of games to play on there.
Exactly. If they charge for PSN this round they will lose customer faith. PS+ is a step in the right direction. Soon enough it will be a game service we pay for like cable tv, onlyunlimited access to every game. I'm not talking about ftp games, I'm talking about anything that comes out disc or digital wise is ready to download. Even with ps + I don't download every single game that comes out. There are some that do not interest me at all. The PS4 may eat HDD space on certain titles that it believes you will purchase but imagine just having the game already without having to worry about purchasing a copy right then and there. Developers would still get paid none the less.
@snookies above "They'll have an entire library of games to play on there." Which will require online connection. Why is it ok for them to require it and not ms.? Double standard out there.
@Belking What double standard, are you really that slow. Comapring apples to oranges, doesn't even begin to describe what you're doing.
@Belking How can you ask the same question so many times? To answer you again "because it is NOT required to play your games" its not a necessity. Once you download your game from PS network, then you don't HAVE to be online to play it. Yes?
@Belking - Very simple. Gaikai is not required to play your games that YOU purchase. It is a side service that you can buy into to play mostly older games. (PS3 and those that came before...) It is in no way required. It is something that you can purchase a subscription to as an extra.
I ll be very surprised if it stays free. I wont be surprised when everyone complains. Microsoft makes everyone pay an online pass snd no one cares If sony does it everyone will complain.
I believe they've already stated that it would remain free to play games online.
Sony need to keep that standard service which lets people play their games online for free and this is from an active PS+ subscriber.
They already have PS+, which has better quality than Xboxlive. Besides, Sony is not money hungry, greedy snob westerners who takes advantage of the consumer. They're very straight forward, and implements no type of complicated BS just to play games. For dealing with Sony for nearly 13 years by owning the Playstation brand, I've had no complaint except on the issue of backwards compatibility.
even if sony did charge, id gladly pay still. but the way they are now is amazing, they should keep it free and continue the charges through playstation plus. this is coming from ps plus subscriber ever since the service started.
One of the main reasons why I stick with Sony and wouldn't use Microsoft to wipe my arse with. More amazing is that Sony offer the chance to pay and you get more in return for what you layout... Incredible.
Your right . I have a 360 and its literally annoying when they autorenew you every year without even asking ... You have to specifically choose the option not to renew ... Then when you dont play for a while you think of money you wasted to pay online
Biggest reason I'll never get an X-box, if Sony were to follow suit with the PS4 I'd be out of console gaming altogether.
The only thing you miss from forced profit is consumer trust. Yes MS may make the claim that XBL is the better service because you pay for it, but then people who ask why they have to pay for it and then pay for Netflix on top of that, often either don't use XBL for that, or jump ship to the PS3 when they find out they don't have to pay extra. Once and if they ever get tired of playing COD/Halo, but still feel like playing games.
I've been playing both services for years and if there is a difference, besides party chat which I do enjoy, it is not noticeable. I have had laggy games on Halo, Killzone, Battlefield, and worst ever, BOPS2. If MS could actually build a network that was "guaranteed lag free" then maybe they would be onto something. but until that happens, forget paying.
That is what 360 owners don't get. They are paying for a service that's virtually no different from psn! Xgame chat was the only difference. How that justifyed a fee I'll never understand.
I think Playstation's free online is going to prove successful in the long run. In fact I think it already has.
they're not missing out because PS+ makes up for it
Microsoft is missing out on people who wake up from the matrix. lol (the matrix of having to pay for online) http://www.adweek.com/files...
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