PlayStation Plus will play a larger role in networked gaming on PlayStation 4, as Sony explained that you will need a subscription to enjoy online multiplayer.
Speaking with VideoGamer, SCEE UK & Ireland MD Fergal Gara explained, “If you choose not to subscribe, we are still gating relatively little in many senses, so access to online catch-up TV and movie services sit outside of the gate, for example,” stated Gara. “The social features of PS4 and PS4 games sit out of the subscription service.
“Things like auto-updates on PS4 sit outside of PlayStation Plus, so we’re trying to be as balanced and as fair as we possibly can. If you choose to pay the subscription, yes, you get one important element of modern-day gameplay, but you also get fantastic value in games, including the PlayStation Plus edition of DriveClub.”
PlayStation Plus subscriptions currently sit at $49.99 per year, and considering all the freebies you get on a weekly basis – Saints Row the Third just got added to the game library – it’s certainly worth it. However, the choice is yours.