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We've received a statement from Sony confirming that you will need to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber.
Here's the statement we received from a Sony:
"Yes, I can confirm that you must subscribe to PS Plus for multiplayer."
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You still save $100 and PSN+ has more benefits then XBL Gold.
Not a big deal, their membership is cheaper than Xbox, and is a WAAAAAYYYYY Better membership to have.
Not a game changer even slightly.
Playstation still has dominated E3, and probably the console wars. I'm coming back baby, I'm sorry I ever left you!
Playstation + is a great service that gives you FREE GAMES. It basically covers its own cost after a few months. It also has free netflix, which costs 7 by itself. As long as it comes in at less than the xbox, whose xbox live isn't nearly as good, I am okay with this. It is a necessary cost for Sony.
sigh....well at least the rest is really solid so far, I guess there had to be some horrible. Ah well, its a small thing and the benefits are so massive for it that I guess I can ignore this. Irritates me, but again its a smaller thing and I can ignore it for now.
Thanks for the clarification. Other sources just have not seemed reliable.
Not super happy about this, but it is not a deal breaker.
I fixed this article for you:
Earlier today Sony showed during their E3 press conference that a PlayStation Plus subscription would be needed to play online multiplayer.
We've received a statement from Sony confirming that you will need to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber if you want to play online multiplayer.
Here's the statement we received from Sony:
It should also be noted that you do not require a PS Plus subscription to access any other online features on the PS4. Services such as Netflix, Music Unlimited and the PlayStation Store do not require a subscription.
As long as they keep giving me good deals and games to play it isn't so bad.
Yeah I think that it's been said plenty before- but being 'forced' to subscribe to PS+ is like being 'forced' to drink champagne on Southwest Airlines.
I mean I'm not sayin'... but I'm just sayin'.
was going to sub anyway, ps plus is major good value even just with ps3, add a ps4 as well and it's a must have
(in darth vader voice. sparks fly. men die)
At least you can still use youtube and netflix without being a plus member though.
Not buying both systems this generation saves you $500(the price of the Xone). That is 10 years of PS+ online gaming. 120 free AAA studio titles,240ish arcade type titles and free games for Vita as well.
If that doesn't help keep your fat butt away from the junk food isle, you know you should anyway after what WoW did to your body.
That's ok I paid XBL Gold for 7 years & this is cheaper then that. Still count me in.
Already have it...so...not a big deal for me, but i really think it sucks for people like my in-laws who are going to have to pay for each of their kids to have it just so we can all play online together.