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E3 2013: PlayStation Plus Memberships Will Carry Over to PS4, Needed to Play Multiplayer Games
Written Monday, June 10, 2013 By Lee Bradley
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Current PlayStation Plus memberships will carry over to PlayStation 4, Sony has revealed.

In addition to this, on stage at Sony’s E3 presser, Jack Tretton said that a  PlayStation Plus membership will also include free access to a beta version of Drive Club.

However, you will have to be a PS Plus member to play multiplayer games on the PlayStation 4.

So, while infinitely better than Microsoft’s approach with the Xbone, it turns out there was a next-gen sting in Sony’s tail after all.


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Comment #1 by gaviota1195
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:04:33 PM
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The one sting in my heart about the PS4. But the price... Xbox is $499. PS4 is $399.

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Comment #2 by DudeInDistress
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:05:57 PM
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you get a LOT more than multiplayer stuff. I don't mind the pricetag! :)

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Comment #3 by ImonaBadTrip
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:06:29 PM
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399 HELL YEAH and plus is worth it anyways even if you need it for multiplayer

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Comment #4 by CReaper210
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:07:22 PM
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Not bad. I was planning on paying for Xbox Live anyways, as I do with my 360. But used games, no forced internet, no motion sensor gimmick, MORE exclusives. Now I want to get the PS4 day one. And I NEVER get consoles day one.

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Comment #5 by ImonaBadTrip
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:07:57 PM
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no hidden costs with used games and no daily authentication with the $100 less xbox is going to have to come with something big not to lose some of its players

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Comment #6 by Mr_Gestapo_Man
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:08:22 PM
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I missed the PS+ being apart of online? and I was watching E3.Is this fact or has PS3T got their info wrong?

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Comment #7 by TRAGICTRIXIE
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:08:46 PM
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Fuck yeah! I will get free games along with being able to play multiplayer and a cheaper console price, fuck yeah dude

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Comment #8 by AstroFlibble
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:09:05 PM
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Considering PS Plus has paid for its sub fee twice over this year IMO, its not a tough price to pay, but the only negative from Sony.

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Comment #9 by TrophyBoost
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:13:55 PM
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Sux for those who don't like it, but I am a ps+ subscriber anyway. So this is a nice bonus. I hate online multiplayer on most games... so this wouldn't have been a deal breaker regardless.

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Comment #10 by KyoRML007
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:16:20 PM
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Well, not everything could be perfect... But since i think plus is worth it, thats not issue for me. Talking about online multiplayer btw... But everything else... AWESOMENESS

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Comment #11 by TrophyBoost
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:16:44 PM
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So does this mean no more online trophies required for plat?

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Comment #12 by ShadowStar83x
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:17:40 PM
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I have Plus anyway.

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Comment #13 by nycking
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:23:09 PM
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Has this been confirmed? I was watching E3 live on ustream and got some freeze-ups so I may have missed that part.

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Comment #14 by elmofurious
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:26:18 PM
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If Mommy and Daddy have to foot a bill for their kids to get on-line it should weed out those little brats.

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Comment #15 by Pyramat
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:34:26 PM
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@14 If Xbox Live is anything to go by, it won't.

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Comment #16 by ShieldWarden
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:44:01 PM
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To be honest, this is the least of my worries. It's cheaper than Xbox Live, provides more, and the console is cheaper anyways. I don't mind in the least.

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Comment #17 by Killualll8tr
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:49:24 PM
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I already have PS Plus, I 100% wouldn't mind at all. Seeing as I mostly play sinleplayer and PS Plus is a good deal anyways,

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Comment #18 by jqtaxpayer
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:52:12 PM
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I really don't like having to pay for multiplayer, particularly since I'm not a Plus subscriber. But if they keep laying free games on you like they have been, it makes up for it a bit. It's a shame for those of us who wouldn't necessarily have time for the Plus extras, though, or those folks out there who buy a console just to play, say, COD or Madden against online players.

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Comment #19 by JE43
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 10:59:06 PM
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I fully agree with #16 and the beginning of #18

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Comment #20 by Jay_Cash
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 11:00:34 PM
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A little disappointing... but I've been using PS+ and like it overall. I imagine most people will be able to get past it when they are getting bonus games, various discounts, and everything else.

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Comment #21 by Totavier
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 11:16:29 PM
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Well about the payable online actually this will cause a lot of problems for the people that live in countries where the PS Store is not available and nope alternative accounts doesn't work this time, PS+ is exclusive to 1 account only (for all the features except the freebies/discounted games)

Well luckyly is not a problem for me anymore, the PS Store is available in my country since the past April, so i'll have access to purchase one membership

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Comment #22 by PillFurly
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 11:35:31 PM
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Kinda thaught they where going to go tha Plus need for online play
but good news is Plus will carry over so it will be good for vita ps3 and ps4

if its as good as it has been so far tho then i dont see having PLUS as being a bad thing at all

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Comment #23 by maiku1
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 12:21:55 AM
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So, if I don't get a PS4 day one, whenever I decide to get it, I'll have a PS4 instant game library waiting for me? Sounds good to me and all the other PS+ members.

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Comment #24 by AverySegaw
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 12:27:14 AM
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If this is the trade-off for not caving in to publisher greed and Microsoft's DRM nonsense, then consider the world of gaming safe for another 10 years.

The thing is with this, they aren't taking away any features of your PS4 besides the ability to play multiplayer online. You still have access to virtually all the features, notably Netflix. Sure, it's something that free online fans will not like, but considering that PS+ is giving you bonuses like free access to games and discounts, can you say it's completely bad?

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Comment #25 by SUM1SLY
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 01:50:48 AM
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Hope they let you just pay for the multiplayer for cheaper than ps+, i use to have ps+ but it was a waste of money for me as i never downloaded the games as i already owned them or just didn't like them enough to bother with them.

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Comment #26 by zorbee
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 02:11:57 AM
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This could be a problem for importing games that have multiplayer, assuming Sony has the same policy on PS4 as on PS3 about region locking. Unless I'm wrong a US PS+ subscription will only let you play US region games online, so if you want to play a Japanese multiplayer game you'd need another PSNID tied to a Japanese address and a subscription to the Japanese PS+.

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Comment #27 by DarkByke
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 02:13:42 AM
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What is with people downvoting #11 ? This is a trophy site, we come here for trophies, to discuss them! It's a perfectly valid question.

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Comment #28 by nintendo64X
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 02:27:37 AM
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Kinda makes him look weak as a player, my guess is plats and online trophies are still hand in hand, it's up to the dev's to even have them...

And I wouldn't a no plat trophy system or something like what the xbox has, thankfully I got a big budget AND im becoming quite selective with my games and thus isn't so bad...

tldr I can only assume its a yes and people here aren't only trophy minded.

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Comment #29 by Doomsdayman
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 02:30:00 AM
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You never know what there gone do.

Maybe there even gone change PS+?

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Comment #30 by netbean
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 02:37:01 AM
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If only sony kept online play free then they'd have crushed microsoft completely! I was so happy to hear they support our rights of ownership and would not follow microsofts lead on the DRM obsessed always online anti-consumer Orwellian nightmare, but as a big multiplayer fan I can say the main reason I bought a PS3 at launch was for the free online play! As a trophy hunter I'm a little sad I may have to shell out for PS+ to get those annoying online trophies and play some BF or CoD multiplayer with my friends. I was ready to buy a PS4 on day one, but now I think I'll wait a few months for the price to drop and for the instant game collection to beef-up & just play alot more single player from now on. Well done on winning E3 sony! just keep ensuring PS+ is worth it and maybe in time I'll come to tolerate the term; *subscription model*

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Comment #31 by Doomsdayman
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 02:37:04 AM
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Comment #32 by GameManiac085
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 03:04:31 AM
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Can someone help me with this -> I have a Maltese PS3 account and would like to carry over my profile to PS4 but we (Malta) do not have a PS store so technically my account cannot get PS plus and cannot play online on the PS4!!
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Comment #33 by VazzVegas
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 03:05:53 AM
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Damn, so basically it's turned into Xbox Gold. Ah well, I've gotten more than enough freebies to keep my subscription renewed over and over.

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Comment #34 by Brendon_Nass
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 03:11:28 AM
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Paying for multiplayer is a bit of a bummer. The only multiplayer I do is when I take my console with me to my friends house to play some coop games. It's already a bit sad that a lot of modern coop games don't allow for lan capabilities so most of the time we are playing through the internet even though we're siting right next to each other. Unfortunately I'm not sure I'll bother paying for a subscription service to continue having once-a-month ps3 marathons. Not to mention the main reason we have resorted to 2 TVs and 2 consoles in the same room is because fewer and fewer games are supporting split screen multiplayer, which looked better on 4:3 anyway.

I'm not suggesting current tech advances are bad but it feels that we're getting further away from a world where people play multiplayer in a room together. I mean, shit, I might actually have to go outside and experience real life instead.

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Comment #35 by SUM1SLY
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 03:18:03 AM
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@34 or you can just buy all your games pre-owned and with the money you save you can pay for ps+, think sony might have shot themselves in the foot with this 1 people will buy their games as cheap as they can to pay for the multiplayer.

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Comment #36 by awesomescreed98
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 03:24:20 AM
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I just hope Sony will include at least a 1-3 month free PS+ subscription

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Comment #37 by DocDoomII
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 03:30:22 AM
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@32 Can't you buy the PS+ code subscription at a local retailer?

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Comment #38 by GameManiac085
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 03:43:39 AM
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@37 there will be no redeem code option under the account management if your profile does not support PS store. BS all the way.

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Comment #39 by SUM1SLY
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 03:48:00 AM
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We have the xbone, and now we got sonys new console paystation4online.

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Comment #40 by theindieboy
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 04:16:44 AM
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Well I am already signed up to 2015 due to £20 for year offer at game a few months ago, hope it does not affect the quality because it has been amazing lately is best value out there for anything gameing expecially if you have a vita, I have already ordered my PS4, really wish Sony had not completly head shot Microsoft cause competetion is good for inovation, had a look at xbox acheivement got massive acheviement pros saying they are moving to sony now to get working on there trophies :) so glad I have been here for years. Sorry microsoft your are screwed unless you pull something amazing out the bag (no nothing to do with TV/con-ect does not count)

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Comment #41 by mjc0961
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 04:21:41 AM
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I can live with it. I'm not renewing my Xbox Live gold membership next year, so I guess I'll be spending that money on PS+ instead of pocketing it. Oh well.

Please just give us the option to turn off that gaudy gold + icon on our profiles though. I really don't want to see that every day.

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Comment #42 by sanchezz4387
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 04:30:22 AM
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i have no issues at all, i fully expected sony to make ps+ mandatory this gen like xbox live any way so its a bonus imo

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Comment #43 by creesy745
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 05:21:13 AM
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a good idea is if sony make a ps plus gold which costs a little extra and gives out the free games etc unless they will do that to everyone anyway on a ps4 with ps plus

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Comment #44 by Loftus
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 05:36:14 AM
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Dissapointed with this news, my income is incredibly unstable and varies greatly so i don't like to have to pay 'upkeep' for services if i can help it. I don't intend on downloading many free games or anything so i would rather simply not have it.

It's not the end of the world, but still it's just making gaming that much more expensive for someone where money is tight as it is.

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Comment #45 by dellboy81
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 05:44:37 AM
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interesting news - and i would say to #11 that it should mean the end of online trophies, as its unfair to those who dont want ps+ and dont want to play online.

im not sure about the next gen systems, a lot of restrictions and so ill probably stick to ps3 and 360, but ps4 seems a better deal than xbox one (which is a stupid name, its their 3rd system) but if they get rid of online trophies and replace it with something else, it will be welcome to most gamers.

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Comment #46 by Ice884
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 05:57:09 AM
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Well I am not happy about needing ps+ to play online as I am a avid COD player, but it could be worse. The only thing I am really worried about the backwards compatibility. Once I get a ps4 I want to put my ps3 away, but I can't do that if ps3 games won't work with the ps4....

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Comment #47 by xDRick
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 08:32:02 AM
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PSN+ is the same XboxLive is, but with awesome free games for you to download.
For me, as I´ve used to pay Xboxlive a lot in the past years, this is nothing compared to awesome advantages PS4 have over Xbone.

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Comment #48 by chiodani
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 10:38:47 AM
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So, everyone is gonna get PS+, and therefore the free content will be even more mediocre.

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Comment #49 by solstice
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 01:21:09 PM
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Are the prices gonna remain the same? $20 (I think) for 3 months and $50 for e year?

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Comment #50 by Nakatomi_Uk
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 03:19:24 PM
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Think of it this way its a smart business plan I mean online for ps3 has been free since it was launched, Sony have probably looked at this and maybe tried to carry it over to ps4 but from a business point couldn't. For the price of the new console and what your getting like used games playable and loads of great exclusives I'd say its not to bad. If they say £30 a year for ps+ it would be another bargain only thing I question would you still get free full games and would it work over ps3 and ps4 or would you need to buy Sep ps+ subscriptions

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Comment #51 by Divimors
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 06:10:17 PM
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for $100 less, thats already 2 years of PS+ covered before your even at the same price. and thats only if you were to get a xbone and not get live. add in the free games over the 2 years time frame, and how can you possibly complain.

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Comment #52 by Sedition
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 07:47:56 PM
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Don't know how I feel about this. I don't really like multiplayer anyway. I've been thinking of joining PS+ anyhow, so this might push me into the PS+ club.

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Comment #53 by BAOH76
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 12:12:00 PM
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depends on the cost of the service.
the PLUS+ now costs € 49.90 for 1 year, and there are discounts and free games, but that 'for the PS3 ..

On the PS4 will be the same?? or the PLUS+ on PS4 will make you just play online without having discounts and free games?

with the same price and same services would be great, otherwise pay € 50.00 for ONLY play online is not good ... I mean, it's a subscription such as that imposed by Microsoft on Xbox 360 ....

At the end I want to say that on the PS3 we play free ONLINE, while on PS4 have to pay a subscription to play online ...

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Comment #54 by XxFearReaper
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 04:28:40 PM
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Hopefully this means no more online trophies.. I don't like downloading games but this may push me to begin with all the free games, discounts, and now online. Honestly I don't think this is a bad thing though.. Sony needs to make some money back so I have no problem paying them.

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Comment #55 by rodi1234
Sunday, June 16, 2013 @ 10:00:59 AM
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I am not a big player on online mode and I don't want to pay for play online

but the price of PS+ is not expansive

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Comment #56 by HuDaFuK
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 07:01:23 AM
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For me, this is slightly bullshit. I don't play many games, so I don't want to pay a subscription (even if it is pretty reasonable) to get free games I don't want. I don't play a lot of online, so at the end of the day I could live without multilayer... But one of the reasons I cot a PS3 and not an Xbox 360 was because it was free to play online. Not it isn't. And if they still insist on putting multilayer trophies in games, I'll just feel like they're trying to force me to shell out more cash for Plus, and that'll piss me off.

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US November 15, 2013
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