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Submitted by doctorstrange 322d ago | news

Future PS3/PS Vita PlayStation Plus Free Games Discussed, DriveClub Staying Free at Least Till March

With the entire list of September 2013 PlayStation Plus free games for Europe detailed earlier today, a lot of people on the EU PS Blog asked Chris Howe, PlayStation Store and PlayStation Plus Content Manager at SCEE, about the future of Plus in Europe. - PSLS (Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, Driveclub, Far Cry 3, Guacamelee, Hotline Miami, LittleBigPlanet, PS Vita, PS3, PSP)

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TrendyGamers  +   322d ago
I guess DriveClub will probably be a year long game. Or maybe they'll just keep it in there forever.
Sev  +   322d ago
That's what it seems like. They do tend to keep first-party titles around for a while. That's one great thing about PS Plus.
Wedge19  +   322d ago
Plus is too amazing. I can't believe how much it offers.
spaceg0st  +   322d ago
huge reason why my friends and i switched from 360 to ps4
Iltapalanyymi  +   322d ago
cant wait to get my hands on my ps4 and 9 free games.
TheOneEyedHound  +   322d ago
9!? Bullshit, the xbox one will also have around 10 free games.

Sike!!!!!!!
_FantasmA_  +   322d ago
And all 10 of those games are probably Halo.
Iltapalanyymi  +   322d ago
ahhaaha ha ha xbox only has 1 free game confirmed for launch
Red_Devilz  +   322d ago
No wonder you have just 1 bubble left
Reportillo4  +   322d ago
17 ppl didnt read the "sike"
FamilyGuy  +   322d ago
I know right?
I'm seriously debating on whether I'll even buy a retail game at launch. I'll be spending a lot of time checking out the PS+ and free-2-play games first. Spend that money on their content if it's fun rather than buying retail games from the start.
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KingKevo  +   322d ago
Good point. I do want to play Watch_Dogs, AC4, KZ SF, Knack (yeah),CoD or BF, but I will definitely not buy all of them at launch especially when I get quite a few games for free including the FTP games of which some might actually be a lot of fun.

I guess I'll just buy two games at launch and maybe a few more around Xmas.

But too many options (retail games, downloadable games, FTP games) and games to choose from really is a nice problem to have when a console launches. Best launch ever imho.
JunoDivided  +   322d ago
Such a great service I have gotten Hitman saints row deus ex xcom and a ton of other less known but still great games
RiPPn  +   322d ago
All that for less than the price of a retail game. It still seems too good to be real.
E2S  +   322d ago
oh crap, forgot hitman. Gotta dl it.
Philoctetes  +   322d ago
In before the trolls start with "It's just a rental."
mushroomwig  +   322d ago
Honestly that whole "renting" argument really doesn't make any sense, people don't say that about Netflix, Lovefilm or any other subscription service.
sentury111  +   322d ago
well, to be fair those services are advertised as such.
admiralvic  +   322d ago
Because they're completely different?

I get Netflix and I get the ability to stream whatever they have for the period of my subscription. Most people will watch their movie and be happy, since how many people watch THAT many movies a second time?

Plus gives you a finite number of games that you take possession of and own till your sub runs out. This is the main draw, plus most people refer to the games as being free instead of "subscription based rentals", though I don't blame anyone for saying free over that.
HammadTheBeast  +   322d ago
Even if you say it's a rental....

It's tons of games which you get to rent for a YEAR, all for less than the price of a retail game.
JackStraw  +   322d ago
@admiralvic do you understand what the word finite means? the services are exactly the same. you pay X amount of dollars to access Y amount of content for Z amount of time. when you stop paying for netflix can you still logon and watch movies?

"I get Netflix and I get the ability to stream whatever they have (THIS DOES NOT MEAN INFINITE CONTENT, IT IS STILL "FINITE") for the period of my subscription. (i.e., UNTIL YOUR SUB RUNS OUT)"

"Plus gives you a finite number of games (i.e. WHATEVER THEY HAVE) that you take possession of and own till your sub runs out. (i.e., FOR THE PERIOD OF YOUR SUBSCRIPTION)"

your entire comment was one huge contradiction.
admiralvic  +   322d ago
Well Plants vs Zombies for the Vita was already free, so that removes one of the choices. Though I am willing to bet the two games will be AC:L and LBP Vita. LBP 1 was given away with plus subs at the start (EU), was a first month game in Japan and was part of the Welcome Back Package as was the PSP version. LBP 2 was also part of the original year long IGC, which was replaced with LBP Karting. Seems logical with the year long Vita games ending and how big / popular the series is. AC:L also seems like a lock with EU getting III and Black Flag releasing soon with exclusive DLC based off that character.
360ICE  +   322d ago
PS3: Gran Turismo HD-Concept
PS4: Drive Club

Sure, Drive Club is only free through a subscription model, but if they're gonna keep stacking up against each other like that, then we've got some good years ahead of us.
_FantasmA_  +   322d ago
I don't know about you guys but Drive Club is really looking sexy to me. I only had one racing game this entire generation and I prefer arcade racers. Don't know how arcady DC is, but it looks like its similar to Test Drive and Project Gotham. I don't get the hate for this game from those xbots. Project Gotham was a good racing game back in the day, much funner than Forza, so they should be glad that DC exists and pissed that Gotham died.

I will also be buying my first GT game this year, hopefully I don't suck too bad.
thejigisup  +   322d ago
I really love those arcady type racers. Split/Second was by far one of the most fun racing games ive played in recent memory.
patsrule316  +   322d ago
Split/Second was tremendously tremendous. I agree that it was my favorite racer last gen as well.
_FantasmA_  +   322d ago
Does anyone have any links on some footage or people talking about their hands on experience with Drive Club? I want to hear from someone who got to test drive the game at Gamescon to see if controls smoothly and how rank up and all that good stuff. Thanks.
Lboogieskells  +   322d ago
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation (PS Vita)
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Guacamelee! (PS3/PS Vita)
Hotline Miami (PS3/PS Vita)
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita (PS Vita)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PS Vita)
PixelJunk Monsters (PS Vita)
Plants vs. Zombies (PS Vita)

The best time to be a Gamer is now. My Vita and
Ps3 are ready Sony.
E2S  +   322d ago
Well I already own AC, Guac, and PvZ, so I have a good chance of getting a game I don't have. I like those odds.
patsrule316  +   322d ago
Same as E2S, I already own AC:L, Guac, and PvZ. I also own Need for Speed. Hoping for LBP and PixleJunk on Vita. I don't own a PS3, but PS+ has paid for itself and then some just for Vita. I was going to buy Uncharted, Wipeout and Zero Escape, and got them all free, plus a bunch of other freebies and discounts (Mortal Kombat for $5 was really nice).

Coming from an Xbox 360 home, switching to PS4 next gen, I am hoping that PS+ will work out as well. I see how happy the PS3 people are, and as a Vita owner, I am. Not sure it will be as good for PS4, as I expect mostly indie titles, and no AAA releases in at least the first year. Still, there are a lot of indies that look really interesting to me coming to the PS4: The Witness, Octodad, Galak-Z, Outlast, Deadlight, Everyone has Gone to Rapture, Ryme.....I am hoping a bunch of them will make their way to PS+ in the first year, while I don't expect the big releases I want, like Watch Dogs, The Division, Destiny, The Witcher 3, Lords of the Fallen, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Order 1886, Assassin's Creed IV, and Infamous (maybe this will be the exception in my list eventually) to be in the instant game collection. I'll buy several of the big AAA games, and hoe the indie games that I want make it there.
Kidmyst  +   322d ago
Drive Club is the only free game I plan to checkout, all the release titles will have me busier than ever. Taking a week off work just to get as much play time in.
squallcloud9  +   321d ago
And I bought ac3 just last month. Dammit!

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