Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jun 2013 08:10 UTC
Games Sony just won the console war for this generation. Not only is the PS4 going to be cheaper, Sony's CEO gloated on stage last night at E3 with the biggest possible grin as he detailed that all that nonsensical DRM crap that Microsoft is pulling, like blocking used games sales and stuff like that? Yeah, Sony's PS4 will have none of that. Sony even made an instructional video to explain how sharing games works.
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multiplayer not free
by Verunks on Tue 11th Jun 2013 09:18 UTC
Verunks
Member since:
2007-04-02

honestly I'm more worried about the mandatory psn+ for playing online, as a pc gamer I was pretty much never able to share or buy/sell used games and since I'm mainly a pc gamer I don't play online on consoles too often, with the ps4 I'll be forced to pay 5€ to play maybe a couple of times a month, granted that the psn+ gives you free games, discounts etc.. but seems like a waste of money if the ps4 is not your main gaming platform

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RE: multiplayer not free
by BushLin on Tue 11th Jun 2013 13:54 in reply to "multiplayer not free"
BushLin Member since:
2011-01-26

I can't find any article which states the subscription based Playstation Plus to be mandatory for online play.

Source please

Are you perhaps mixing it up PSN which is free?

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RE[2]: multiplayer not free
by BushLin on Tue 11th Jun 2013 14:17 in reply to "RE: multiplayer not free"
BushLin Member since:
2011-01-26

I'll answer my own question:

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/06/ps4-owners-will-need-playstat...

Confirmed, $5 a month for online multiplayer (with some nice benefits but still mandetory for online).

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RE: multiplayer not free
by woegjiub on Wed 12th Jun 2013 00:21 in reply to "multiplayer not free"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

They need to pay for game servers somehow; this ensures that even if games no longer sell, people who own them should still be able to find multiplayer servers.

I would prefer the option to connect to dedicated servers, but that kind of thing is (allegedly) more suited to PC gamers, who are (in theory) more technically-minded.

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