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"Yes, I can confirm that you must subscribe to PS Plus for multiplayer."
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Since I don't really ever play multiplayer because of the fact that I don't want to spend several hours to study maps and I get stuck playing with bad lag, I don't really care about this.
It's worth it. You get a lot of free stuff. This is how they make up the money they lose by making the system cheaper than Xbox. Can't wait.
Small price to pay, welcome to the club sony. Servers cost money folks get over it. If this is a deal breaker for you and your switching to MS or something, then you obviously don't like paying multiplayer fees but enjoy paying for games you don't acually own.
When I buy my PS4 I will gladly cancel Xbox Live and roll the fee over to Playstation Plus. Sorry Microsoft you can take your government issued Xbox One and shove it. From an owner of 3 Xbox 360s. I like the freedom Sony is offering over your strategy of control.
I don't mind as long as they use that money towards fixing glitches and stopping people from cheating.
I took advantage of the free PS+ after the 'incident'. The value was substantial. I renewed my membership. The value of content Sony delivers to Plus members continues to far outweigh the price.
Well never played online with the PS3 anyway, so this doesn't bother me at all. But considering that PS+ is still better value than XBL Gold, I don't think this is going to be a big deal.
If that was the only hiccup in their presentation, then I'll take it. I'll admit, it was nice not having to pay a subscription fee. It might be a good thing though. With money coming in, they will be able to put it back into the network.
How much will games cost??????
Honestly, I don't mind this. PS+ offers a LOT of great stuff, so it kind of pays for itself. I mean, I have to pay to play multiplayer on the 360, so the fact that I have to do the same with PS4 isn't too big a deal for me. And it's not like you just pay the money and that's it, you play multiplayer. Like I said, it offers lots of great stuff. So I'm fine with this.
Honestly, that is a small price to pay, I accept it with a smile =)
This is really not asking that much since the PS4 is only $399; I'm just happy it is only required for multiplayer and not every feature. ^_^
While I wish being able to play with friends online in general was free, this is relatively ok. As long as they keep the cost of entry low, hopefully around $10-20 depending on sub length, its worth it. PS Plus means Instant Game Collection. IGC kicks ass.
don't like this part at all but mehh least they give up a reason in the first place to wanna pay for plus ( free games ect) unlike how microsoft did all this gen till today
I hope they keep Plus as amazing as it currently is, and not regress into the Live Gold formula
Well that kinda sucks, but at least you get games with Playstation Plus and it is cheaper than Xbox Live Gold.