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Submitted by Abriael 168d ago | news

Sony Online Entertainment Offering “All Access” Subscription for All its Games for 15 Bucks a Month

Sony Online Entertainment announced today that the company will offer a new “all access” subscription plan for all its games starting “on or about” April 2nd.
The subscription model will cost $14.99 a months, and will include a whole lot of benefits and top tier membership to all its MMORPs, including the upcoming EverQuest Next and EverQuest Next landmark. (DC Universe Online, EverQuest, Everquest 2, EverQuest Next, EverQuest Next: Landmark, PC, Planetside 2, PS3, PS4, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes)

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donnieboy  +   168d ago
WTF is this?
sckipt  +   168d ago
an all in one deal
sckipt  +   168d ago
This should have a year deal
Bigpappy   168d ago | Immature | show
fenome  +   168d ago | Well said
@bigpappy

All the while you're suckling off of the witches teat, and loving her poisoned milk. lol

Doesn't the propaganda get old dude?

I'm not even into MMOs, but I'll give the free ones a try. If this might actually save some of the people that are paying MULTIPLE subscriptions already some money by having a flat fee for all them, then that's a good thing.

I don't get how you're trying to twist some people not having to spend as much money into a bad thing, but do your thing bro.

For the record, I don't play subscription based games, I spend a grip of cash as it is on 'em without a constant fee. This is cool for whoever it helps though
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liquidhalos  +   168d ago
@Bigpappy

"Ill sit back and watch to see how long you work and pay the piper. Sony really can do no wrong by some. They are playing this one really well. You guys have been courted like young virgins. Give you a little candy, tell you how good you look, then some ice cream. While you are eating the delicious ice cream the old mans hand is found its way on you thigh. But you want more candy and ice cream, so you tolerate those old hands that bought them."

Really? Really? Look dude, i know its a public website and all but Really?

People here don't need to know what you get up to in your spare time, Heres hoping your local ice cream parlours have you banned with a picture on the wall hey.

Good god, its games you crazy pup
whathappened  +   168d ago
BigPappy, here's your Microsoft paycheck. Now run along and don't tell anyone we know each other ;-)
sinspirit  +   168d ago
@Bigpappy

Stop ripping off of old words to pretend you're wise and have a point.

A company releasing a new deal on their products? You're complaining about that?

Here is the literal circumstance. Sony passes this idea. Customer pays them money of their own choice. Both sides win.

Where are you getting the "it's rape but they have ice cream so it's okay" analogy from? So immature.
HammadTheBeast  +   168d ago
Not sure what the problem is. They're all very good games that can allow free players to easily keep up with those who pay.

And this is giving players extras for $15 a month for ALL their games, unlike Elder Scrolls online which is $15 for just that game.
Kryptix  +   168d ago
lol Bigpappy, you're embarrassing yourself once again.

Somehow, creating a better deal for those that are into DC Universe, PlanetSide 2 and Everquest series is a negative thing?

You better go back to wherever troll cave you came from, you ain't ready for the world yet.
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Nerd4Games  +   168d ago
So we have to pay for plus, p$ now, and now this...smh $ony needs to sto
Ezz2013  +   168d ago
@Bigpappy

So.Much.Anger

cool it down, we can all be friends
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sinspirit  +   168d ago
@Nerd4Games

You don't have to.

PSPlus... Sure you kinda do because online is so important but remember what you get in return and that the F2P games don't require it.

Playstation Now? Okay that requires computer farms that are expensive and a very strong connection. Of course it is another subscription because 1. It is on multiple platforms that don't pay anything for Playstation Plus. 2. Plus already has so much investment that returns products to you. They would be losing a lot of money to include Playstation Now on top of all the content Plus members get back. 3. It is a choice. Get over it. You don't need to pay for it.

Uh. No you don't have to pay for this at all. This is an extra for games that are already F2P in the first place. You don't have to pay for this but the OPTION is there. Do you know what an option is? If you don't like it then that is it. You don't require any of it. So don't bother with any of it and stop your Anti-Sony bullcrap.
Gaming101  +   167d ago
Yes yes, there will always be bitter, hating, butthurt fanboys who hate on Sony no matter what they do, as this page seems to be teeming with them. Yes, we would all like everything to be free, meanwhile getting an unbelievably cheap console that costs less than a high end PC graphics card. Go home crybabies, Everquest and other MMO fans finally have something to cheer for, and lord knows they needed something to make up for their having no life. lol

http://i494.photobucket.com...
Parapraxis  +   168d ago
What sounds like a pretty damn great deal for MMO fans.
ramiuk1  +   168d ago
everquest 2 sucked away 2 years of my life but it was amazing,the community and everything i met there was great and had so much fun,but due to kids i gave up as it was too time consuming
joab777  +   168d ago
Great deal but I play dcuo and cant imagine having time for more than 1. But if ppl know they can play all of them, they will try the others and get hooked. And sony knows u can only play so much. Kinda sucks it isn't for ps4...probably will b once P2 comes to it. Slick move Sony! Kudos!
fenome  +   168d ago
Keep scrolling down in the ps4 news section, they just confirmed earlier that it is definitely coming to the ps4 :)
mattdillahunty  +   168d ago
the fact that a lot of games are involved isn't as great as it seems imo. i don't know about anybody else, but i can't handle more than one (good) MMO at once. MMOs are kind of designed to be the only one you play at a time, since they require such a commitment, so having access to a bunch of MMOs at once sounds better than it actually is.

it's still nice to have the choice, though.
fenome  +   168d ago
I was talking about Everquest Next coming to ps4, not this All Access thing, for the record. Lol
ColeMacGrath  +   168d ago
@mattdillahunty
Yeah probably they're giving a bunch of MMOs instead of one for expanding choices, like pick the free game you like the most and play it, instead of picking one you don't have interest for.
ovnipc  +   168d ago
Nice great!! Good move sony. I wish it would cover ff14 and es online
Spenok  +   168d ago
Quite possibly the best thing tat has ever happened to the MMO world. The fact you only have to pay one $15 montly subscription to play the likes of EverQuest, EverQuest II, DC Universe Online PC, PlanetSide 2 PC, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and the upcoming EverQuest Next and EverQuest Next: Landmark is ridiculous.

To put it short. You pay this one fee, and you have premium access to every one of SOE's MMO's. Including the benefits subscribers get. But to ALL of their games.

This is a brilliant idea.
showtimefolks  +   168d ago
sony is doing everything right geared towards gamers

awesome deal for those interested and with a lot of free time
iiorestesii  +   168d ago
I agree WTF is this. WTF IS THIS!!!!>>>>>&g t;>>???????
come_bom  +   168d ago
"Sony Online Entertainment Offering “All Access” Subscription for All its Games for 15 Bucks a Month"

Still too expensive. These MMO games need to go F2P. Paying every month a fee to play MMO's is not for me.
Delive  +   168d ago
Not a bad deal at first glance. If you play more than 1, it's great for you. If you only play 1 though, it kind of gives you the short end of the stick. It would be nice if single game subs were allowed at a reduced price. Between 7 and 10 for single game sub and 15 for all inclusive. That way, if I am sure I will only be playing one, I can save some money.
Nerd4Games  +   168d ago
More ways to charge you $ony needs to stop.Its not like they have a good record with mmorps.
Cueil  +   168d ago
it's been there for years
HighResHero  +   168d ago
I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious.
I bet it has something to do with this story:
http://n4g.com/news/1443720...
and again.....
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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Soldierone  +   168d ago
This is epic, sucks it doesn't include consoles though. If it included top tier DC Universe for PS4 and Dust 514 benefits, I'd be all over it.
sobekflakmonkey  +   168d ago
it's coming to PS4 apparently, I imagine DCUO as well as every other MMO SOE is putting on PS4 will be in the list as well.
Soldierone  +   168d ago
When that happens I'll gladly pay for it. 15 dollars a month for several games to play? Awesome.

This coming from a person that hates subscriptions for games too.
sobekflakmonkey  +   168d ago
@Soldierone

Subscriptions aren't a bad thing, F2P games with loads of micro-transactions (and are typically Pay 2 Win) are the reason we see more and more micro-transactions in full retail priced games, pubs and devs seem to think it's okay, sub fee's only ensure better quality when it comes to MMO's and things alike, don't be afraid of subscription fee's my friend.
Sayai jin  +   168d ago
Sounds awesome!
Shadonic  +   168d ago
I cant play DC universe anymore i invested all that timr grinding hopeing for some epic laser blast that fit my character instead i got a blue laser pointer. How do you accomplish making tour top tier combat move less visually appealing then your basic and lame at that.
_QQ_  +   168d ago
Aren't most of those game already F2P? someone explain.
Ripsta7th  +   168d ago
This isnt for the f2p games. This is a subscription for the upcoming MMO Games coming from Sony studios. Other f2p games are still going to remain the same. Instead of paying a sub for each MMO from Sony you just have to pay one sub.
F2p=/= MMO
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joab777  +   168d ago
Theu r but hav sub models that r for those who plan to play awhile. F2p imo is more like an extended demo. Its lets u play for awhile to see if really wanna keep playing. Much better to pay.
HighResHero  +   168d ago
I am guessing since it is an "all access" subscription it will offer all kinds of benefits, some listed in caption. Along with all kinds of features and bonuses, some of which players previously might have had to pay for.
Abriael  +   168d ago
They're hybrid, meaning you can have a subscription to get all the privileges, bells and whistles.

This gives you that scubscription for all the games.
Morpheuzpr  +   168d ago
So you saw my comment here: http://n4g.com/news/1443047... and decided to check it out and make an article about it hah?
_QQ_  +   168d ago
+ helpful for all
90Supra  +   168d ago
What?
Gabenbrah  +   168d ago
No thanks.
SG1_dapunisherX  +   168d ago
2014 Is Sony and Ms year
Parapraxis  +   168d ago
2014 Is Sony's year
FTFY

MS is still rollin' with blunder after blunder.
Only a month in and it's actually kind of embarrassing.
SG1_dapunisherX  +   168d ago
@ Parapraxis I'm confident that ms is going have great year. I'm happy sony is offering all access mmo for $15 not bad love that deal
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NoWayOut  +   168d ago
No bad for people that like MMO's but I'm not into them.
kayoss  +   168d ago
Well it depends right? Some mmo subscriptions are around that much per month already. So having all access to all Sony mmo for $15 is a good del. say if you got subscription and play mmo A but didnt like it you can move onto the next without paying for another subscription.
Yo Mama  +   168d ago
This is a test to see how well PlayStation Now might sell at $15 a month for all you can play. If this does well at $15, Sony will determine that PS Now will sell well at a higher price because it offers more value. Don't bite at this and PlayStation Now has a chance to be cheaper.
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gamer2013  +   168d ago
You're too late with that common sense they're all going for it hook line and sinker! MS wouldn't get away with something like this without a good public lynching. Just go's to prove, if it's Sony then it's ok.
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Yo Mama  +   168d ago
For the record, I'm pro Sony all the way. However, I do have common sense and knew that this was a marketing experiment.
MatrixxGT  +   168d ago
I agree with the logic but the opinion I disagree. Sony at least justifies the cost by offering a great return on investment. MS seems to be trying but have a long, long way to go. Thats why its percieved that sony "gets away with it".
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specialguest  +   168d ago
Hook, line, and sinker is correct. Suppose someone spends 40 hrs a week on 1 mmo vs spliting that 40 hrs time between 7 mmos. On the perspective of Sony, it probably doesn't have any different affect on the server cost since it'll still be 40hrs total. However, it's still not a bad deal for those who are already mmo fans to try out other mmos. Keep in mind that some games will still have to be bought separately.

Just don't believe that SOE is hurting itself for our benefit. It's a good marketing plan to lure new subs. In addition, SOE have done a deal like this before in the past, just not as low priced.
Jubez187  +   168d ago
Definitely looking to play EQN on my PS4 when I get it, probably planetside 2 as well
Mr_InterNational  +   168d ago
Well i like the idea but now im wondering if the PLAYSTATION NOW gonna be yet ANOTHER monthly fee for its services! That idea im not too fond of because seems everything requires extra fees to acquire their services for everything now!
ElementX  +   168d ago
If you don't want to pay for MMOs and PS Now then don't get them. Companies need to make money somehow.
1nsomniac  +   168d ago
I dont play MMO's but this makes perfect sense.

SOE make several MMO's, once people are paying 1 subscription for 1 of them they're not likely to play another due to paying another subscription on top. So a flat fee accross the board means they are able to play them all & also more likely to dabble in buying market place items for all.

Smart move & works well for everybody!
jeromeface  +   168d ago
Too bad they announced they are cancelling 4 of their mmo's today.. including vanguard.
JasonKCK  +   168d ago
$180 and whatever Gaikai cost per year is a lot of money. Is PSN+ included in this plan or is it an extra cost?
iiorestesii  +   168d ago
This is not for console. PS3 nor PS4.
TheKayle1  +   168d ago
boh i played most of this games for free on pc O.o wtf is this ...still i have planetside 2 and dc online on steam

why they charging now?
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CertifiedGamer  +   168d ago
Your still going to play for free, x1 troll. This doesn't affect gameplay. They have all access since the very first Planetside and all it did was give xp perks to get items faster. It never affected the gameplay. The games still are f2p.
TheKayle1  +   168d ago
O.o what u mean? sure it wont affect gameplay ..or it would be a pay to win.....

if they make a pass to play (money) ..ill never open those games again....also coz they was average games lol

planetside 2 gameplay is staying inside a structure in 30 and shoot from the door
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pennywhyz  +   168d ago
Fukin sham they pulled a MS card on this and on charging and forcing to pay online.Bs they know it and even us fanboys know it.
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akaFullMetal  +   168d ago
F2P games will still remain f2p. 😃
Maxor  +   168d ago
The question is how many SoE games are actually worth the $15 sub? Planetside 2 and DCUO. Thats it. Both are already F2P and even when subbed, loaded with micro transactions.

So until the full version of EQ Next arrive, this value is dubious.
Truthandreason  +   168d ago
so your saying 2 games are worth a 15 buck sub = 30 and sony is offering a plan that lets you play both and more for 15. Hmmm.

I dont know about micros in other games, and PS2 does have expensive ones but a sub boosts your xp fairly well (especially if long term) as well as give you station cash. Whether its worth it or not is up to the individual but if you play PS2 with a sub, you dont need the cash shop, as equipment can be earned at a semi decent pace. The only thing that cant be bought with in game currency is cosmetics.
mo241  +   168d ago
I thought it would be with ps plus and ps now subs. but this, this is just sony's arrogance showing it trueself again now knowing they are the best.

edit: I judged to quickly.
this is for the people who already pay subs for these games.
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gnothe1  +   168d ago
if sony wanna hook me an a subscription fee...open up an all access to all ps4-ps3 games an i'll pay 50 a month for that.....an I finally caved in an bought PS Plus last night an man was I surprised....I saw don't starve for the PS4 an bioshock infinite an devil may cry free for the PS3..i wanted uncharted for my vita but didn't have enough memory card space....hell I just got my monies worth already...this may been a good idea afterall....
akaFullMetal  +   168d ago
This is a good thing for people already paying for a subscription through SOE. To make it clear for everyone, f2p will still remain f2p on Sony's SOE games.
OpieWinston  +   168d ago
When it comes to PC SOE backed a bunch of terrible games.
We all know Everquest Next will die like all other new MMOs that get overhyped.

I love all the people who are still biting their tongue and saying "Sony cares about gamers!"

They care about money... Your money..That's why they present the illusion of PS Plus games being "yours"...It's rentals.

Keep it up Sony...you've got a bunch of Pussies in the PR department but got some good marketers.
JohnKenway  +   167d ago
Perhaps they should do the same for all consoles subscriptions. Like have PS+, Genkai, Music Unlimited and whatever other subscription they're offering for a single price and have a sort of access all areas!
ALLWRONG  +   167d ago
Paystation
DOOMZ  +   167d ago
NO THANKS!!! 8(

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