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"Yes, I can confirm that you must subscribe to PS Plus for multiplayer."
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probably the only negative thing to come out of that press conference. its definitely a bummer, but I can't say i didn't see it coming.
Honestly, PS+ was already a good deal. Making it mandatory for multiplayer isn't too bad, so long as the benefits that currently exist for subscribers remain.
That sucks... a bit. Still, it's not like PS+ is a bad deal.
Not that big a deal. PS+ is a great value anyway and if paying for mp makes the psn servers better then so be it.
A small negative for all of the positives that are coming with the ps4 compared to the Xbox one. I pay for live and I despise the fact that ads are thrown in my face along with never getting free games of any quality from Microsoft. I literally throw away more than $5 a month so Sony can have it for access to the great FREE content and continuous support of its games via PSN.
I've gotten way more than $50 worth of free games in just a few months as a plus member. It's totally worth it!
Don't care about it. I get more than my moneys worth with PS plus anyway and I'm going to be saving a bunch of money by not giving Microsoft money for gold anymore now that they've gone idiotic and greedy. Won't get another dime from me until they wise up. Anything I get for 360 will be used just to cram it to them a little more.
This thing really caught my eye when they listed what you get with PS+ membership. I'm not too happy about it since I'm not too big on MP. Sure you get a lot of cool stuff too (some for free) but I can't really use it to its fullest. Just needed the occasional MP. Oh well, at least it's been confirmed and it wasn't just my eyes playing tricks on me when I saw it.
Aww! well that suck... i was thinking of playing BF4 on the PS4.. oh well... might as well spend the money on a strong Graphic card just for the multiplayer...
Hell I pay for Xbox Live Gold anyways, which I probably won't once the PS4 drops so it's not like its putting a hole in my pocket. And Plus is more bang for its buck anyway, I got more free stuff that month I had then Microsoft has ever given me.
Can't say I care. Been paying for XBL Gold for years now, and if Sony keeps up with the value of free games and what not. I won't mind paying for plus when I make the switch.
If thats the only negative on Sony from this E3....
Oh well, at least plus is acctuly premium.
Fair trade for "No mandatory online." Fair trade for, "Your games are yours." Fair trade for not having to pay for or hook up the M$ spycam.
I was actually thinking about buying PS+ anyway before all this, it actually is a really good deal. But it does suck that you do need to kind of pay for online now
I have to say this not something bad in my eyes and this is why. I get play station plus any way so Ill either pay 17.99 for 3 months or 49.99 for a year and with that I get free games automatic up dates and a lot of other stuff. so Sony basically told ok u give 50 bucks a year I ll give u a bunch of games for free, others at a nice discount but its also the only way you can play multi player. and my response was shut up and take my money.
I'm fine with this! Here's why:
1. I'm already a PS+ Member!
2. Even though you have to have it to play Multi-Player you can still watch Netflix and stuff.
3. To make up for that, you get FREE Games, Themes and Avatars for your PS4, PS3 and PS VITA!!
4. It's still cheaper that XBOX's Online Fees!