Sony talked about whether from now on AAA titles likely to be on PlayStation Plus for PS4 for most months or this latest Jan/Dec early announcement was a peace offering because of DriveClub delay and many more things.
Wow, some AAA games on PS4 PS+? A dream.. shame I already platinumed Infamous and I am not interested in Injustice. But great for those who haven't played them and/or wanted to.
It was always going to take a while. You can't expect 3rd party publishers to strike a deal with Sony when they need as much income from their 1st generation games as they can get. Once this generation is in full swing, then we'll see more deals being struck.
yeah.. but I do also wonder if these are being offered because of some of the issues lately (Driveclub, 2.0 Firmware). I will be excited to see what they announce for February to see if this trend is continuing. On a side note, I thought it was Infamous Second Son being offered, not First Light. I haven't played First Light, but I bought it when it first came out... shame
I would imagine they're offering First Light in the hope it will spur further sales of Infamous: Second Son.
never played injustice or last light. win win for me. i almost bought first light 4 days ago before deciding to wait for a sale
YAY AAA games that I have already played, I am glad they brought them cos having indies that I havent played before is so much worse than getting free AAA games I have no interest in at all /sarcasm All this fuss about wanting AAA games and IMHO they arent as good as the indies we get. Injustice I sold because I played it once my son played it 4 times and that was it, not impressed I hope we get some games worth having along with it.
Yeah people seem to completely ignore this fact for some reason. If a game is brand new and still $60. Why would they be willing to give their games away for free so soon? Sure, we have several games that are dropping in price now that it's been a year. However it's still too soon for that. As you said, once 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation games are out you will see plenty of AAA games on PS+ just like we did with the PS3.
@ Spenok Don't forget that PS+ came late in the system's (PS3) lifecycle, with a decent library of games already existing at the time of inception. The PS4 has had no such head start and will need time to build a reasonable amount of potential free content. Gamers are so damn impatient nowadays, though I suppose the epic times of all the free PS3 games probably spoiled people a bit.
I have no problem with ps+ right now. They can't just give away all of their limited library right now. Trust me, as it opens up, we will get some great games. I believe it will be soon too. Once x-mas passes and we move to yr 2-3, all launch titles will be on the table and even more most likely.
Oh I understand that. Still didn't stop games like Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider from appearing on PS+ for the PS3 like 6 months after their release. Besides, it's not like I am going to download every game from PS+ for the PS4 once the AAA titles hit. It's one thing to do it on the Vita or PS4 currently where the games are like 1GB maximum. Injustice will end up being a good 30GB to download. Not going to waste my bandwith unless it's on a game I really, really want to play.
@neonridr, actually Tomb raider and bioshock got put out on plus 1 year after release. I remember buying them in late 2012 and then redownloading in late 2013.
@Phoenix76 - yes you are right. It was 11 months. Retailed in March of 2013 and was free on PS+ in February of 2014, my apologies. Seemed like less time I guess.
@Neondir Completelly different moments of each console's life... By 2012 the PS3 user base was already huge and 5~6 years old, any game would reach the potential buyers pretty fast and about 1 year after release was due time to strike a deal with Sony for PS+ distribution. PS4, as fast as it's selling, still have a young and small user base, many people which are yet to get the console will likely get some early games they skipped along with the hardware so far... As this potential for sales is still considerable, making a deal for PS+ right now may not be the best movement for the publisher. For PS4 PS+ to become more like PS3 golden days PS+ (more games per month, big budget games becoming regular offerings, more discounts, DLC, betas and other free stuff - themes, avatars may come back for PS4? who knows...), it will take time, not just to develop the library, but to enlarge and understand the user base and its behaviour (at the very least make sure if it remains the same from last gen, where sales of most games would die off after 8 months or so). Of course, it will also take Sony's will, are they going to offer that great deal again or rip us off as they put the multiplayer behind a paywall anyway? I'd say by late 2016 we'll have an answer...
You can never appeal to everyone. A man has also platinumed First Light but it is a GREAT game and probably not over a million people got it so a man is glad it's getting more exposure and everyone who is a Plus subscriber will love it a man is sure. A man literally had Injustice in his amazon cart a day before these announcements but luckily didn't buy it lol. They listed ahead to show people that they were getting to the AAA stuff and it's just a year after release. We didn't even have Plus on PS3 at this point and it took about 4 years into its life to start giving away AAA games. A man honestly wasn't expecting them this early so Sony is really giving us all an unprecedented surprise here!
Uninterested in anything plus throws at me anymore...
Injustice is a real treat. The story is as fun as the combat.
This makes me happy :) injustice was alright since it's one of a very slim selection of local multiplayer games but i'm not too interested in it either but i am loving getting first light because i was about to buy it but i held out and then BAM they gave it free. Thanks sony :)
Injustice is some good stuff. Dope story and fighting gameplay. Check it out (it's free, what do you have to lose?).
My head hurt trying to read the headline
The article continued more of the same for me.
Strange.. my eyes started bleeding.
This nov is better then gold.
Injustice was $5 on a flash sale. I wish I enjoyed fighting games more. Should be a great addition for those who enjoy them though. And First Light is great!
I love fighting games but injustice to me was just plain boring, I got it the day it was released and played it once then my son had a few goes then it got traded in.
That titles kinda takes a while to comprehend.
its like 4 titles in one but without proper punctuation. Seems like possibly some missing words, too. I'm not going to look at it any longer to try to figure it out.
Man I had a hard time flowing with the writing in that piece.
I cannot believe all of these people expecting big AAA games on PS4. There simply isn't the library for it and there are about to be millions of new users after the holiday season and games like Knack and Shadowfall are new to them. Sony can still make money off these games. I love Plus because I have played many games that I never would have tried and loved them. Dust and Binary Domain and The Cave being a few examples.
Yeah a man platinumed Dust recently and he never would have tried it before. Same with Resogun. He also greatly enjoyed Mercenary Kings, Pixeljunk, Stick it to the Man, and Dead Nation already on PS4. That means that in a year JUST on PS4 he has gotten at least $70 or so worth of content that he loved just off the top of his head! and he also has a PS3 with all those free games lol. Now Injustice saves him $15 already and of course he'll try Binding of Isaac, Frozen, Secret Ponchos, and the Swapper along with the December and January PS3 stuff they haven't revealed. A man honestly wasn't expecting AAA titles this soon from anyone on their free games so what a crazy surprise from Sony! They definitely aren't resting on their laurels as they're even appealing to the unreasonable demanders on PS+ lol. This isn't even factoring in all the discounts you get on PS+ sales and other benefits.
This discussion annoys me. If I was to release a AAA title, I'd want a year at least of physical/digital sales... that's the whole point in the devs income returns... well, most of if excluding deals... I guess you could pay out devs for exclusive plus deals... similar to driveclub. You can't expect... just because you sub to plus... to get those games on ps4 straight away. Now, going into 2015... launch and early 2k14 titles can start to be expected. Assassins creed unity lead up, release prior title on plus for better hype build up, etc. I expect to see AAA at least every other month throughout 2015.
Hmmm, I can't think of too many AAA games they could put out that people would feel legitimately satiated with.
I'd happily take any of the Lego games, if you can consider those AAA, but I'm never expecting to get such a great title for free this soon into the gen.
Knack should be on there by now.
100% agree. Maybe they need some DLC so they can upsell to people that get it on plus.
Hey guys, I live in the UK, has anyone else noticed that the PS+ downloads haven't been put out today? it is normally the 1st weds of the month but no update at my end.
They're available in NA. That's all I know. Hope you get yours soon.
Just came up for me now :) but have noticed that it now wants to charge me to download PS3 and PSV games on my PS4!! lol Not too bothered though as own all 3 systems :D
Nice, been wanting to play First Light.
Always excited to see what the next offering might be and so far Sony have delivered for me. I cannot put Spelunky down, loved Resogun, excited to try Binding of Isaac, enjoyed Contrast and loved Trine 2. I still have a bunch of the free stuff to play and find these games compliment my retail releases nicely. Some people are just never satisfied in my opinion.
Injustice and an Infamous add on aren't AAA.
Errr yes they are and Infamous First light is a stand alone DLC, you dont need ISS to follow the story or play it Both are retail games in store and are AAA developed
Sony suck why wasn't Killzone and Knack on ps+ since day one?!.. Said some morons
C'mon MS! Match it!
Big mortal Kombat fan, NetherRealm Studios are top tier when it comes to making fighting games. really excited for injustice. The only reason i didn't pick it up in the 1st place was down to bad timing with the next gen version comming out late
Too bad I decided to buy my Xbox One first ): Oh well, I have Injustice on Xbox 360 and will probably be able to get Infamous pretty cheap when I finally get my PS4
Seriously, what was with all the complaining this month? The past couple of months I get, but The Binding of Isaac Rebirth is amazing and day-one free to PS4 users. That's huge!
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