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[ArsTechnica] PS4 owners will need PlayStation Plus subscription for online multiplayer

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While everyone was busy cheering on Sony for allowing PlayStation 4 owners to sell and trade retail game discs just like they always have, they all missed an important change to Sony's pricing structure for online services. Apparently, online multiplayer gaming on the PS4 will require a $50 per year subscription to PlayStation Plus, matching a similar requirement for Xbox Live Gold to get online multiplayer on Microsoft's systems.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/06/ps4-owners-will-need-playstation-plus-subscription-for-online-multiplayer/
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post #2 of 186
Oh COME ON!!!!

Why are they doing the XBOX thing? Just keep it free or God sake!
     
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I can't really say I'm bothered by this
    
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Atleast it's still $100 cheaper than Xbox One with superior hardware. That said, PC gaming is looking better than ever.
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post #5 of 186
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Originally Posted by PedroC1999 View Post

Oh COME ON!!!!

Why are they doing the XBOX thing? Just keep it free or God sake!

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I can't really say I'm bothered by this

Agreed.

With PS+ (and for PS4 launch day, too) You get a few, free, day-one exclusives and all the other benefits that come with it. PS+ is far, far more worthy than Xbox Live. I'm actually excited about getting it and reaping the benefits of the new system.
    
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Yup, im hoping to get one later down the road, once GEOHOTZ jailbreaks it tongue.gif
     
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Are you f'in kidding me? NO. I will not pay a fee to play online. That is why Playstation was KING.
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This kinda irritates me.  mad.gif

 

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I wonder how long it will be until we will have to pay a yearly fee on the PC to connect to multiplayer game servers. You know it is coming...

Heh...MMOs are going free to play and Battlefield is going to a subscription plan...what is this world coming to?
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post #10 of 186
It's not that bad. PS+ is actually great value and pays for itself.
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