Playstation Access details everything you need to know about PS4 and Playstation Plus.
So cross game chat and multimedia apps are still free... still miffed about multiplayer.
Ok this is good. I mean, free cross game chat, multimedia apps and PS updates are free. Sony's hitting all the sweet spots here :) Hopefully, our brothers on Xbox ONE will have access to basic features for free. It's just wrong to ask someone to pay to watch Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant videos!
It works just like it does now and how it works for Xbox Live. The PS Plus fee just gives you online access and PS Plus discounts and free games. If you don't have PSN Plus you just can't access multiplayer you can still watch your subscription services and other free services PSN will be offering such as Crackle. There is no difference except a cheaper price and more free games.
If their official page is anything to go by, Xbox Live Gold will still be required to access services like Netflix. It even appears to be tied to the Game DVR and Skype. http://www.xbox.com/en-US/l...
Yeah, I really couldn't agree more. XBL users need to grab MS by the horns and control them, not the other way around. But, they seem to be coming around slowly, to a point. It's too bad they are taking away Game-Share and Disc-less play for it's users. Kind of a dick move if you ask me.
Am I the only person that caught this? Okay at the start of this Microsoft fooled people by using terms. Like LEND(should have been check out/check in) lending. Now they are being successful by using the term: "offline game". Did you catch that, if you install a "OFFLINE game" then you will not have restrictions, that is the condition. What defines a "OFFLINE game" What if only one game has the label of offline game on it? Most likey candidate would be a turned based rpg. Heck what percent of games don't have a component of online on 360 games right now? Microsoft almost required it with few exceptions. If there is a term "OFFLINE game" as a condition. for you to not have to get online. Then that is a out, for Microsoft to change nothing! Don't trust a company that keeeeeeeeeps making pot shots at your rights. And keeps adding names like "OFFLINE xbox one games", to fool you, otherwise they Fooled you twice! Are you going to let that happen? Microsoft qoute:An internet connection will not be required to play OFFLINE Xbox One games....If they where not trying to fool you it would read:An internet connection will not be required to play (any) Xbox One games. see the difference? I don't care if it drops to 199 It is still taking away my used games rights!!! plus as I pointed out the DRM issue is conniving explained to fool us? This is what Microsoft meant by they will make this CLEAR. (MORE TRICKY) This could just be a feature on the back of the box. so if they dont make a offline box like they have a 'online multi player' capable box on the back of the disc it is okay to still drm you to there hearts are content!!!
I hate articles that share NO new news just repeat it all again and again
Theres new news in this..as well as repeated news..watch the entire thing.
I did.. what is new?
F2P like Planetside 2 don't need PS+ to play multiplayer
I already seen that video its been in allot of gaming sites its nor new anymore imo
is there party chat as well ???
Look at the 1:39 point. Cross Game Chat is the same as the Vita Party Chat.
thanks and heres a bubble:)
Party Chat is free, is not behind the paywall.
Cross Game Chat on PS4 doesn't require Plus either. Again, same thing. Watch the video. Sony has confirmed it too.
That is what I am referring to.
wonder how sony ever make money on ps+? its a steal really.
They'll be reeling in alot of new customers at the price point. So you'll see alot of former LIVE subscribers jump over and increase their revenue.
i see what you did there
Yea its a steal alright, putting half your game behide a pay wall? yea they stealing alright, Ps+ is so awesome guys, yea yea yea if its so awesome why are they taking something that was free and adding it to this already "awesome service" OMG gee whizz color me happy, this is so cool they are charging me to access the other half of my game now, where do i sign up?
you still have to pay for XBOX live anyways. it's not like it's any different. and ps+ is 10$ cheaper.
Nex, i do not support any service that charges me for the other half of my game, i currently own a ps3 and Pc. Its extremely stupid to be charged for something i already spent $60 on, plus they already sell you halfdone games as is, ill tell you what.... if PS+ actually gave us something that is good like No more season passes/dlc (being a ps+ member automatically pays for it) then id be happy, but instead they just block half of my halfdone game. i also wouldnt mind if ps+ just stayed as is, ya know since its so awesome and all it shouldn't be a problem just to remain the same right? but ehhhh w/e ill just stay on pc, most of Next gen titles will be on pc anyway. Have fun paying for something that use to be free, and should be. btw just wondering, would you pay 5 bucks a month for last of us multiplayer? or gow: A, i sure as hell wouldnt
do you know how many free games and content you get with ps+? a LOT
Think of it like this. Say Sony gets 1 million subscribers to buy the 1 year service pack. that's $50 million already. So now think of how they give away the digital games. They might give each indie dev $20,000-$50,000 to have their game on the service for a few months, it might be more based on how recently the game released and it's metacritic rating, how well it's still currently selling too. Point is they get a flat rate paid that entices them to opt in. Say they give $100,000 (even up to $300,000) to the bigger, digital retail titles and tell them it's good publicity. More players will be interested in your next title. Given the number of games they give out and my estimated pay outs Sony is probably spending less than $5 million on giving out games on PS+. Their return, in this example, would be $45 million. When you think about it like this it's genius! We're happy to get so many games Devs are happy to get money and publicity Sony is happy to be making a huge profit. With PS4 multiplayer basically forcing more people to join PS+ Sonys profit will be enormous and allow for a lot of better things. Better PSN over all More 1st party games More, newer, better games coming to PS+ More discounts Whoever came up with the idea deserves an huge bonus.
Ps+ went from something you had a choice in having, to being forced on you in order to enjoy your full game, so cool :)
I'm glad they making people pay to play online, they need the money for upgrades and improvement. Then people won't be bsing when psn goes down and issues with store. Also all the benefits are awesome and worth. As for me I'm not paying for online im paying for the benefits that sony gives online is even a thought. If you have a problem go get a xbone wait you have to pay for that to, So deal with none issue.
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