What The PS4’s Paid Online PS Plus Service Really Means

"With E3 over, the dust has finally settled and it’s time for the triumphant return of Daily Reaction. Today, Seb and Dan discuss the most controversial announcement from Sony at the show - the fact that you’ll need to pay to play online on the PS4. We talk PS+ and what it means for you, for indie developers and the price point of future games as a whole." - PSLS

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Foolsjoker1974d ago

Honestly, I have no problem finally paying to play online with the PS4, the service will be worth it.

MizTv1974d ago

I would rather deal with this then all that drm crap

Belking1974d ago

You will sooner or later. In the end DRM won't be all up to sony. The industry is going digital whether we want to or not.

Just like they starting charging for online they will do the same with DRM. When dev/publishers get ripped off by gamestop this gen it will have a great effect on profits for both sony and the publishers.

ltachiUchiha1974d ago


Wrong, dont blame the Industry for microsofts doing. The ps3/wii/pc are all free online now & has always been until microsoft came along & started adding things in themselves. Thanx to them for paving the way, now they have others doing the same. The industry only changes when blind gamers let big corporations change it & u support it. The xbox one is already guaranteed a last place finish. So aslong as nintendo or sony lead the way, dont expect anything to change. Enjoy your last place console. =]

Sono4211974d ago

I'll admit it sucks that you have to pay for online now with the PS4, but for me it doesn't matter because ive already been a PS+ member for almost a year now and iv'e been loving it so i'm not personally complaining :) Just recently get little big planet karting actually :D they also gave away Uncharted 3 but i already have that :p not to mention the loads of other games ive gotten :D and now were getting Drive club at launch?! I'm pumped!!!

Boody-Bandit1974d ago (Edited 1974d ago )

If that's what it takes to help you sleep at night? Go right ahead and keep telling yourself that.

ItachiUchiha pretty much summed it up in a nutshell. MS is without question the one that paved the way with charging to play online and charging for DLC with Gears of War. Epic did NOT want to charge for the DLC with Gears. MS made them. <- Just a little refresher for those that forgot.

This nickel and diming in the gaming industry has been MS's brainchild.

PS+, unlike XBL, actually offers you value for the money we pay for it. I have been a PS+ member, as I am an XBL member, since the day it launched. But I did so for very different reasons. I can't game online without XBL but I purchased PS+ because of all the free content and discounts Sony offers. PS+ pays for itself within the first couple months. It's a great service.

Sony is offering Drive Club (PS4) day one to Plus members day one. DC in itself pays for the whole first year of the subscription. PS+ and XBL are just like the companies that provide the services. Sony has the consumers best interest in mind and MS just has their bank account in mind.

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doctorstrange1974d ago

You could buy a PS4 and some PS+ and be sorted games wise for the rest of the gen. That's crazy

HammadTheBeast1974d ago

Or don't buy PS+ and still play Planetside 2, Warframe, Blacklight Retribution, DCUO and the rest.

solar1974d ago

as someone who does not play console games online, or desire to pay for a service i believe should be free once you buy the manufacturers console no matter if it's any of the big 3, giving Sony and PS+ a free pass after all the hate towards Xbox Live is getting tiresome.

You mates should be angry, not accepting a "pay to play online" stipulations no matter how many times Sony and MS tell you how "great" their service is. you should be REWARDED for buying their product, not made to pay more for features of a console.

ltachiUchiha1974d ago (Edited 1974d ago )

Why does sony get blamed for something microsoft made successful? Sony also added bluray to the ps3 but u dont see ppl complaining microsoft added it to the xbox one. The online payment thing was already set in stone because microsoft proved that ppl will pay online with 45 million+ xbl members. This was already to be expected.

The real problem is all the restrictions microsoft is trying to add yet again & no one else is doing it next gen besides drm with sum publishers who want to but its a risk because u can lose potential sales from it but it still beats having every game with restrictions which microsoft is trying to do. Best way to stop it, ignore buying an xbox one & buy a wii u or ps4 or pc.

KwietStorm1974d ago (Edited 1974d ago )

Lolol if you don't game on consoles online, and this whole thing is so tiresome, you should reeeally do yourself a favor..

solar1973d ago

@ KwietStorm

this is part of the industry, and part of the ecosystem of the PS4 (which i preordered) that interests me. yeah i probably shouldnt bitch about it i give you that much, but sometimes the bickering doesn't make a lick of sense :P

dbjj120881974d ago

Especially if you already have PS+ anyway, like a good PlayStation gamer.

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TrendyGamers1974d ago

Free marketing slogan: "Pay a little, get a lot."

ftwrthtx1974d ago

Has anyone said if the PS3 will still be free?

Godmars2901974d ago

PSN on PS3 will remain free, just like everything that isn't multiplayer on the PS4.

You even get automatic update and maybe cross chat for free.

RiPPn1974d ago

I'm already paid through 2015, so I hope it just means more awesomeness!! :)

Foolsjoker1974d ago

I'm glad they are keeping the price at $50. I was worried they would bump up the price too.

TheEvilWithin1974d ago

Umm it means FREE games and more 75% off discounts on DLC and Video games online! Adding in Multi player means really nothing to me. People are just trying to gripe over SOMETHING about the PS4. I feel like some Xbox fan's just can't accept that PS+ is THAT GOOD OF A DEAL. Try it out and you will see. We just got Saints Row the Third for free. What did they get? Oh! RIGHT! AC2 and Halo 3... No wonder there upset about PS+. There not getting the good deals!

Foolsjoker1974d ago

Yeah, I can't believe MS is trying to push off 4 year old games as competition to PS+.

Corpser1974d ago (Edited 1974d ago )

Nobody else needs to pay to play online, sounds like to you Sony can do anything as long as it's better than xbl, thats not a very high standard

And SR3 was part of the thq humble bundle that you can get for next to nothing (ok, $5) with Metro 2033,Darksiders and Company of Heroes, and you actually get to own these games.

I maintain these "free" ps+ games are not worth much to hardcore gamers that own lots of games

TheEvilWithin1974d ago

What's to say I don't already own the games? I was just stating the facts of the bonuses from it. What Xbox does something ONCE and there considered GODS for a few games??? Yea no I paid for Xbox live for 7 years and always felt I was getting ripped off. With Xbox you need to pay to play online. Why is it such a HUGE deal if SONY is asking for some money for all the FREE and DISCOUNTED items there giving you.

rainslacker1974d ago

I own a lot of games. Over 200 PS3 games. And I find enough value in PS+ to be paid up for the next 3 years.

Just because people buy a lot of games doesn't mean they don't like getting more games. I've found many new series I wouldn't have thought would be to my liking through the service, and am now a fan of more IP's than before.

In fact, I would wager that people that buy a lot of games, would find PS+ to be right up their alley.

If anything PS+ has opened me up to different play experience that I was typically biased against...particularly in the open world and FPS genres which don't interest me that much. Now Bioshock is one of my favorite series.

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