Sony confirms: 1 account with PS+ will let the other accounts on PS4 also play online

Sonys Yoshida confirms that if you for example have multiple accounts on a PS4 and only 1 of the accounts have PS+, all the other accounts will also be able to play online.

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ArchangelMike1596d ago

Dang, they showing how it's meant to be done. M$ sit up, wipe that blood of your face and take note.

abzdine1596d ago

i have been a PS+ member for the third year and i have never been so happy. In fact, i cannot install all games they offer on my DD cause i have no space left :D

and PS+ is only getting better on PS4! Drive Club offered day one? ARE YOU SERIOUS?????? I just have to buy Killzone and Knack next to

X1 offers Assassin's Creed 2 and Halo 3... LOL.

Greatness awaits

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Intentions1596d ago

You do realise MS has this feature too. Just saying, assuming you've read the articles and watched the e3 conference.

If not, then yeah. News flash.

shoddy1596d ago

I'm still sad to pay to play online.

Still ps4 day one

Raf1k11596d ago

Yes I'm not happy about having to pay to play online. I mentioned to someone the other day how it was a big reason for me not getting a 360 this gen.

I do want a console to go with my PC next gen so I'm having to weigh the pros and cons of both PS4 and XO. I think even with the pay wall to online access on PS4 it's still the better option for me considering all the pros PS4 and PS+ have over MS's offerings.

Also, I already saved enough to spend £500 on a new console if I had to but the PS4 being as cheap as it is means I can also get a bunch of games for it too. Plus Drive Club for free is a very sweet thing and I like sweet things :)

LoveOfTheGame1596d ago

Just making sure I didn't hear them wrong, it is pay to play online right?

This should help Sony with server upkeep and make PSN better for those getting it. Also cool both systems are doing one account for online, makes things so much easier.

Still technically on the fence but leaning heavily to Xbox one (liked their offering of games better) but probably going to own both eventually.

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Mainman1595d ago

To be honest, I rather have DRM on used games, then having to have to pay for multi-player.

What if I only play multi-player once every 3 weeks or something? That is simply not worth the 5 dollar price tag. I believe they messed up on this one.

Or maybe, what they should do, is let me pay a one time fee per individual game that lets me play online with that particular game for-ever. Because I only play multi-player with a handfull of games.

I personally hate monthly or annually recurring fee's, I much rather pay one time and then not worry about it.

darthv721595d ago

this plus the announcement that live gold can be shared among others on the same system is a welcome change.

Jonoc331595d ago

@Mainman what if you had DRM had to pay for online?

Besides, if you pay for online you also get all the ps plus benefits. There's more to it that just the online play.

NumOnePS3FanBoy1595d ago

@intentions Assuming they will continue to sell their psn cards, which im sure they will continue to do so, Itis only $50 a month for a years worth of psn+

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Calm Down Sunshine1596d ago

Xbox 360 - pay to play online - bad idea.

PS4 - pay to play online - amazing idea.

Whilst Playstation + is a better deal than Xbox live, we shouldn't be so bias as to accept this as if they're doing us a favour. Online multiplayer should be free all-round.

unchartedxplorer1596d ago

Yes but you get a ton more features with ps plus like free games every month.

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paranoid19711596d ago

Don't like it myself, it's one of the reasons i stopped playing on my 360 and focused on ps3.
But, i can see why they did it, it must have been painful watching MS rake in all that cash for something they were doing for free, plus they're a business and businesses need to be profitable.
Still i'd rather it be free.

Even so ps4 and ps+ is still cheaper than Xboxone minus Xboxlive.

Hicken1596d ago

What all were you getting with your subscription to XBL?

Playing games online.

What all are you getting with your subscription to Plus?

Entirely too much.

That's why there's a difference in the reception.

I agree that it should be free, but there's more reason to be happy over how Sony is doing it than how MS is doing it.

princejb1341596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

Pay to play online is a horrible idea no matter what platform, however, if we have no choice but to pay than why not pay for the obsolete best. The one with the most benefit for the gamer and the best features.

karl1596d ago

I agree but u cant blame sony while there are millions of xbox sheep paying for online.. the same thing will happen again.. if xbox fanboys keep buying xbox even with drm and all the other restrictions next gen sony will use it aswell.

VOte with your money dude. Its simple. Xbox is affecting us all. And when I buy a sony console im even helping xbox users.

x5exotic1596d ago

Xbox 360 = shitty, doesn't have god of war or other sony exclusives, anything in it is le bad idea

mt1596d ago

never said it is good idea, it is always bad idea for consumers to keep paying. but PS4 is the best option out there now. I mean come on use your mind, $399 no DRM, no used games restriction.

SuperLupe1596d ago

I hardly play online, I dont have an Xbox Live account so when I play the only game I play online i.e FIFA I use my PS3.

Sorry but it sucks to HAVE to pay to just play inline multiplayer.

Also the double standard the N4G crowd is showing is absoluteley mind blowing.

Gaming_Guru1596d ago

I would rather pay for online than to have DRM restrictions like Microsoft. Paying this time around has more value than just online, so it's more on the expression of the idea than the idea itself.

vigilante_man1596d ago

I agree its a bad idea. But it is more preferable than having to purchase a network pass with each game - and cheaper.

Plus (+) you can still use netflix, lovefilm, etc. for free on PS4. That is important.

And you get cloud game saves and free games on PS4, PS3 & PS Vita. That is an amazing deal.

xxBiG_BoSSxx1596d ago

I'm in somewhat the same boat as you. My online play is sporadic and I'm not happy with having to pay each month for the potential. $5 a month over the current 7 year lifespan of ps3 is $420. That's another console or 7 games.

I have 2 ps3's now because my wife and I play co-op together and hate splits-screen because we're cyclops'(some of that may be inaccurate).

Will we now have to pay $10 a month? This past year has been rough financially for us. And I doubt one ps+ membership extends to multiple consoles, but perhaps an existing member here could clear that up.

Also, its not so much having to pay that has me irked as it is the way Jack Tretton glossed over it during the conference. If they had been clear about what has changed/improved about their online that requires me to pay now I probably would have accepted this news easier.

Firan1596d ago

Yeah the community made a 180 degree turn again. Gotta give credit that this is the only negative feature of the system.

What they could do is bundle a 3 month subscription to lure in customers. Once I went PS+ there was no going back. Excellent service.

One_Eyed_Wizard1596d ago

I think the amazing idea part in these comments come from the fact you'll be able to play online if there's a ps+ account on the ps4, not that you have to pay to play online.

However, PS+ is still cheaper and gives you more. Having more subscriptions could potentially lead to better deals in the instant game collection eventually.

farhad2k81596d ago

Did you not READ the title?!
On XBOX you have to pay for EACH ACCOUNT if you want to play offline. So if you have FOUR people living in a house, that's $240 a year blown on XBL GOLD just to play online.

PS4? $60 a year for EVERY account, along with that, you get WAY MORE free games than XBOX GOLD, and keep in mind, the XBL GOLD games theyre giving for free right now are ONLY UNTIL XBOX ONE is released.

I agree that the fee for MP is still a bit sad, but Sony had to do it at one point, they have to pay for their servers in one way or another, as long as it helps them make the servers better, I'm willing to pay, and I've been a PS+ member for almost two years now anyway, so it's no problem for me.

Tiqila1596d ago

I dont like it.

But since PS Plus is so awesome I definitely will buy a plus membership and so I dont care.

It is free games for Vita, PS3 and PS4 with driveclub as first free game, I mean c'mon, that is just amazing value.

Still would be better if there was no charge at all to play multiplayer games online.

Raf1k11596d ago

I agree. Online play should be free regardless so we should really make a fuss about it on twitter.

However, I think the fact that Sony have saved our freedom on the PS4 is making that particular pill much easier to swallow for a lot of people.

Ju1596d ago

Blame it on MS, tbh. Sony can pull this off because they know the alternative is getting screwed over even worse. Not liking it, but still the better alternative.

cleft51596d ago

People don't like paying to play online in Microsoft case because you get nothing real in return. Microsoft holds the online portion of their console hostage and gives you nothing for paying the online fee. Sony is giving you a PS4 game day 1, so yeah it's worth it.

specialguest1596d ago

Go ahead hypocrites, defend yourselves. This might be an end of an era for me. I barely game these days as it stands and i refuse to pay for access to play the other half of a game i pay full price for. The extra perks i get with PS+ does NOTHING for me in my case because i don't game enough to take advantage of it.

DOMination-1596d ago

The 360 actually already does this. I have two accounts but I can play online on both despite only one being gold. MS confirmed this for X1 as well. So whilst its obviously nice the fist pumping in this article for Sony is not really necessary.

avengers19781595d ago

I dont think it's an amazing Idea, in fact it was one of PS3's strongest selling points IMO, but something had to give I guess, a 400$ price point, region free, no DRM, No used game blocks/fees...
Plus is a great option now, and If you are a Plus member than you know that a few free games, and that pretty much pays for itself... I've had plus since it came out and The amount of good free games that come out is amazing, totally justifies the 50$ a year......
Besides that Xbox has done it for years, and it's no big deal, in fact a lot of people will tell you they don't even care about the 60$ a year price MS makes you pay... at least PSplus is cheaper

LAZL0-Panaflex1595d ago (Edited 1595d ago )

Yeah but jack Denton and Johny Toyota never announced u gotta pay for plus. "IF" u pay for plus. I watched the whole conference. I buy plus anyways but its still free

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linkenski1596d ago

Their conference was dissapointing because it didn't really hype me up with new game reveals, but they punched MS in their face with the non-DRM reveal! I'm still totally getting the PS4. It is cheaper after all, and all those awesome games from MS' conference, BF4, The Witcher 3 and MSGV are all coming to the PS4 anyway!

PS4OUR1596d ago

Lol, i have been in tears of joy since the PS4 reveal. Its like i have died and gone to gaming heaven where all my dreams are coming true *sheds a tear*

T21595d ago

The pay online was a negative but its one small negative and the price is cheapest I had hoped for so paying for plus is not too bad in that case

thezeldadoth1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

Suddenly paying for online is sweet now that sony is doing it. "bu bu bu dey offer free gamez"

Microsoft is doing this as well. I'm probably not buying either console, the fanboyism on here is just beyond pathetic.

Also on xbox one all of your family members can play the games your main account has, same thing.

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Megatron3161595d ago

i love this, i prayed for everything that happened today. Abes Odysee returns!! PS$ blue LED i wanted it, PS4 BF4 64 players it there, Battlefront BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yea that's really awesome!

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Sharius1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

next news: PS4 can cure the cancer

sobekflakmonkey1596d ago

'can cure "The" Cancer'

That made me laugh so hard, just the fact that you put "the" in there... :D

Rusty5151596d ago

I don't think there's any way to cure the xbone anymore.

vigilante_man1596d ago

They've got a loaded gun and the're shooting themselves in the foot...

TrevorPhillips1596d ago

Sony, ya killing me here!

Can't wait to pick this bad boy up! :D

badz1491596d ago

Why is Sony killing you with this? Are you the XBone? /jk

But this great news as we will still be able to play online using different accounts with only 1 PS+ account! Sony definitely know how to win a gamer's heart!

SonyPS41595d ago

Christ will bless the PS4 from the heavens.

Lolrus1596d ago

Pheww..not the idyllic free online but took away a lot of the concerns. Now that they are charging for online, they better have a comparable service to MS. Does anyone know how much ps plus is in uk for per month subscription and yearly?

paddystan1596d ago

Comparable service? PS+ already knocked out Xbox LIVE.

Lolrus1596d ago

I meant in the online service itself when playig games. Like features the xb live has, dedicated servers and the interface etc.

GoldenGamer1596d ago

£11 for 3 months at the moment.

Lolrus1596d ago

Thats quite expensive? Isnt xb live cheaper over the year then.

GoldenGamer1596d ago

It's £3.60 a month... for what you're going to get out of it that is nothing. I pay more than that in one night on pizza, besides that is from the PSN itself it's probably cheaper elsewhere.

Grindlefly1596d ago

£39.99 for a year
£3.33 a month

Saints941596d ago

Sony why u so gewd to me dood?