Playstation plus...

Discussion in 'Playstation 3 & Playstation 4' started by pwarbi, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. pwarbi

    pwarbi Member Registered

    When I traded in my trusty ps3 system for a shiny new PlayStation 4, being the researcher (or geek) that I am, I was well aware that to take part in online gaming, you had to have a PlayStation plus membership, unlike on the ps3 where you could play online without.
    I've spoken to quite a few people now, and they seem to be unaware of this and have been quite surprised when they've been told they can only play online by subscription to the service.
    Is this something that Sony have deliberately chosen not to mention or is it that people just haven't looked into their purchase properly?
  2. Ridge

    Ridge Member Registered

    I think Sony was pretty upfront about it. We knew months ahead of time and PS4s even came with trials to ease people into it. Plus a large percentage of PS3 owners already had PS+..
  3. Johnny Hopkins

    Johnny Hopkins Member Registered

    PS Plus is a good service in my opinion. I do not like how you have to pay so much for it though, should be cheaper.
  4. Ridge

    Ridge Member Registered

    How do you figure that? You get around $100 of games a month..
  5. Aladar

    Aladar Member Registered

    Nah, Sony didn't try to hide that. The people are just obviously out of the loop completely, which is... sad. Shows how people will just buy whatever they see without knowing anything about it.
  6. pwarbi

    pwarbi Member Registered

    I think the problem might have been that PlayStation plus was available on the ps3 but you didn't need it to play online. People may have just assumed it was an option as well on the ps4?
    Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of PlayStation plus and I think buying the 12 month subscription is very good value for money.
  7. guruproto

    guruproto New Member Registered

    Sony was open about the new subscription model required for online multiplayer. Of course, some players may have missed the memo and believed that the PS4 would have the same free online model as the PS3 (I was one of them myself), so it wouldn't surprise me that PS fans wouldn't know about the Playstation Plus requirement.

    Personally, I had wished they would've continued offering free online play as they had with the PS3. Online services without a subscription fee was one of the PlayStation's calling cards, and made it a more beneficial choice to the Xbox.
  8. MikeyPaine

    MikeyPaine New Member Registered

    I'm not surprised some people aren't aware it's required to play online on the PS4. I'm pretty sure it was mentioned at launch that it was required, so if you payed attention, it wasn't surprising. PS Plus has been worth it for me though. It's not very expensive and some of the free games have been awesome, like Rocket League and Super Meat Boy.
  9. pwarbi

    pwarbi Member Registered

    The so called free games you get every month, I have to say I'm slightly disappointed with, unlike you. While I'm not expecting top of the range, New titles, I'd at least expect ones that I've actually heard of, and not some obscure, Japanese anime RPG, remake of a PS2 game.

    Or am I maybe being a bit harsh on Sony? Like I said before, the PlayStation+ membership is good value for money in my opinion, I just wish the extras we get free were a little better.

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