PlayStation Plus' price is going up, but there are no changes to show for it. Should Sony revamp the Instant Game Collection?
The thing is it has changed in the last few months. People have been begging for AAA games for ages. So in the last few months they gave us Just Cause 3, Assassin's Creed 4 Standalone DLC, Game Of Thrones, Until Dawn, Killing Floor 2, Tales From The Borderlands, Tearaway, Little Big Planet 3. I think that is a big step up from the typical 8bit indie games we was receiving for the best part of 3 years. I personally don't mind the extra £10 increase. As I never pay RRP anyhow. Plus it's only an extra £10 a year if you do go with RRP prices. Plus if for what ever reason I go right Sony I don't think your service is worth £35 a year (around what I normally pay) I will simply stop paying for PS+ and there is noting Sony can do about it.
I love it how now every article is about bashing the PS+ but last gen, when XBL Gold didn't offer anything but online MP, journalist were quick to defend it for it "offers superior online experience and cross game chat". it shows how heavily biased these journalist are against Sony. they jacked up the price to match the XBL but why is Sony the only one getting the flak? hypocrites! hey, I'm not defending the price hike and I was one of the most vocal against the introduction of PS+ online MP model earlier this gen but I gave in and subscribed. personally, I think I got my money worth back in the backlog of games I barely have time to play all of them. but that's beside the point. the point is, MS started this whole charging for online BS and I was half expecting Sony to follow suit given how MS loyalists were gladly defending it even when it offered nothing but online MP that was free on the other platforms including the PS3 and Vita. and sadly I was right and I didn't like it. not saying that I"m liking it now but it seems like it's too late to complain about it now. should have bombarded MS like what PC gamers did back then and MS had to cancel their subscription fee but they had other options and always have as PC is open platform.
Also nothing was said when they raised Xbox Live from 50 to 60.
Welcome to N4G and to a larger extent gaming in general. Any time Microsoft has something coming out the attack articles start flooding in. With xbone x just around the corner the smear campaign has been at an all time high, the hope is that it will turn people away from Sony and sell more xbones, the thing is it never works but they keep trying regardless.
I'm sorry, can anyone help me? I'm in US does this effect me? My Plus runs out around next year is plus going to be 60$or more
@Xis Sony increased the price of PS+ earlier this year in the US. It doesn't affect you at the moment, but the price will be $10 more when it's time to renew, and it will affect you then. The impact of that effect is something I can't say, since I don't know you, but basically, in general, you'll be paying $60 instead of $50 if you decide to renew. Other effects are you lose access to any PS+ game you've gotten so far if you don't renew, nor will you be able to play online if you don't pay more. If you do decide to renew, you'll be out an extra $10 with the price increase. Which is more important to you is up to you. Personally, I'd just keep an eye out for specials on the cards which retailers put up from time to time. Usually during black friday, or near the end of the year you can buy a PS+ sub from Amazon, GameStop, or Bestbuy for $10-20 less than what Sony wants for it. You can always buy early, and save a bit of money.
I agree. I have no interest any of the 8 or 16 bit retro indies that Sony had been chincing out at us on PS+ either. My problem is that I already owned EVERY single one of the games you mentioned by the time Sony stepped up their game and started offering something decent. Before anyone pipes up with "complaining about free games", they're NOT free. I pay a $70/year subscription to access them. In other words, we're more than halfway through the year and the PS+ sub has been a total waste of money so far.
So you want Sony to ask you before hand if you own the game first? LOL If you buy alot of video games than the IGC is probably not the best reason to own plus.
Why the hell are you paying $70 a year for it? That's YOUR bad. It regularly goes on sale for around $40.
I already owned JC3 and still thought it was a fantastic addition to the service, just because it doesn't benefit me personally doesn't mean many others wont now get to enjoy it. Sony cant appease everyone in the world by providing them the game or games they want to see personally added, to think so is very selfish.
@ Mr_Writer85 Sure, that'd be nice. @letsa_go That's what it costs in Canada. I made the mistake of buying several years in advance just before the price went up. @OffRoadKing No, not selfish. I never said anything about NOT wanting any of those games to be available on PS+. I'm just venting that personally, so far this year, the subscription has been as I said, a total waste of money. I don't do multiplayer and I won't buy AAA games via digital download, so no discounts. As I've posted before, it's a good problem to have.
Back in the PS3 days, when they offered almost nothing but AAA releases, or at least A games most of the time, I also brought lots of games early on. I preordered often. And while they often put up games that I already owned, I still found value in it, because I still hadn't brought all those games, and there were games which I ended up liking because I wasn't interested in them before. I never expected Sony to not offer up games that I didn't own already. That's just silly. People get excited for the more popular games when they're offered. If they're more popular, chances are, more people will have them. If you want high profile games on it, then chances are, they're going to offer up games you have, and the more games you buy, the higher chance you will already have the game. If you want games you don't already own, then chances are, you'll see more games that you never were interested in in the first place, and then we're right back to people complaining their offerings suck.
Brian...whhhhyyyyyy when you have options like this? http://www.pcgamesupply.com...
Hooray, they're giving people 3+ year old games that everyone who wants already has! Paying for online is a ripoff.
Personally i would never have purchased any the games you said but yeah big improvement. Still dont justify the increase when the service started off as free on ps3. Id get rid of the games and pay for online only say £25 then offer a plus version with games.
Ummm... We've been over this already. New articles be it opinion or news should bring something new. Just running in circles. And it's "shape up."
And why does it have to go? The price will stay the same anyway, but at least now you get some free games
It's "shape up." Learn to use idioms.
It's also "slip out" not ship out. Great f***ing game.
You're wrong, the phrase is "shape up or ship out", look it up: http://idioms.thefreedictio...
@superchiller I know the phrase dude lol. I was shouting out to a really old but great game. https://images.stopgame.ru/...
Keep those quality games coming and ill pay an extra 10 dollarydoos happily
Ill also pay an extra 10 dollaryalomanteryhoos
I am more interested in discounts than I am in the free games although every once in a while I get a free game that I like. Anyway, my PS+ subscription will go from $69.95 to $79.95 AUD which is you do the conversion $10 AUD is equal to $7.87 USD or 6.07 BPS. All I have to do is pay $69.95 AUD before the end of the month and I am good for 18 months at the old price.
Ship up? lol. Yeah I'm sure this is the site that's going to make Sony "ship up".
This article is about 7 years too late.
As someone that owns a PS3/4 & Vita, I feel I'm getting my moneys worth but I can see why some people may be hating on the PS Plus, if they can't access all the monthly games themselves. Still after big games like Just Cause 3 this month and Until Dawn last month, this seems like an odd time to start complaining about it.
The last two months was awesome. I would however like to see two versions (this is also the case with live). One cheaper were you get access to online multiplayer and one more expensive who gives you games and maybe other incentives.
Unfortunately the alternatives are pretty much this, "We will keep plus at the same price, to continue to offer what we currently have we will just have to close a couple of studios, make some people redundant." I wish people would stop writing articles now. In the last 5 years the economy has changed, in europe we are playing more for fuel, in wages etc etc. Plus 12 month subscription has not increased in those 5 years, yet the cost of running it and supplying games ultimately has probably sky rocketed. Every company increase prices to outway costs, the difference is they do it every year. The video game industry is not immune to these costs its just unfortunate that a certain percentage of people who use plus have yet to experience these extra costs in life, you will and you will experience them on a yearly basis, then you will siddenly realise a price rise every 5 years isn't as bad as you first thought.
Exactly. Who here complained about their gas or electricity prices going up without getting any substantial change to the quality of said products.
The gaming industry (like all others) aren't immune to the effects of inflation.
Im not bothered by the loan games, if I wanted them Id have likely paid and played them long before being on PS+. What would make my online gaming more enjoyable though is dedicated gaming servers.
Hey cheatcc even though no one takes you seriously you might want to check your information next time before you post a clickbait article. They say in the article that plus went up from 50 to 70 in the US which is not true but what do you expect when it's a cheatcc article. With that out of the way plus has been better than gold the last few months especially these past two with until dawn and just cause 3 being offered up so the article acting like they haven't been delivering is a joke
[insert laughing emoji] @Author & Article
isn't the phrase "shape up, or ship out"? :) That said overall its been inconsistent and its hard to predict the quality, but the last couple of months have been pretty nice since they included some AAA games.
Two rises for some of us and seen no difference. Not good enough. Give us free online with no free games, no discount and no extras as an option.
I'm sure IGC will be changed over time. The PS3 has been discontinued they won't be giving away PS3 games until the end of time. When this happens they will either add something else instead (PSVR perhaps) or have more money for PS4/Vita...
"PlayStation Plus should take one more cue from Xbox Live Gold’s Games with Gold program." Oh I get it, another propaganda article to tout xbox and put down Sony, all your credibility went out the window. Also the fact you'd put out this article after the last few months of great games that have been added to PS Plus not only shows how clueless you are but makes your obvious agenda here look even that much more suspect.
thanks to ps plus i stopped buying most new games because i also want to download something from plus. when i was buying games regularly the plus-yield for me personally was zero titles because everything i already got. i am not sure if this was sony's intention but there you got it: artificially lowering the overall sales figures. but i'm sure with the overall success of the ps4 no one is angry. except for some indie devs maybe *ack*.
The last few months i take my hat off to Sony for the Plus offerings. Keep up the good work.
If only the online was free. Those were the days.
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