Are Gamers Really That Miffed About Plus Being A Requirement?
I've been wondering about this ever since it was confirmed.
As we all know by now, avid gamers will be forced to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription in the new generation. Without one, you won't be able to play games online when using your PlayStation 4.
Sony has explained why this move was essential, and it makes sense. Personally, I think Plus is a great service and it offers far more than Xbox Live offers in terms of perks and bonuses. So, even though I really don't play online that often, I'm not too annoyed that I have to shell out $50/year to be a member. I mean, at about four bucks a month, I'm not sure we should be complaining for what we get. Of course, I'd still like to be able to keep the games I get through Plus; Sony needs to fix that ASAP.
But anyway, I thought I'd see a bit more fallout concerning this move. I thought everyone would be up in arms, complaining bitterly that they now have to pay to play online. But maybe it's just because the majority of the population is used to online fees of all kinds; there's Live, there are fees for MMOs, there are fees everywhere you look, really. The PlayStation Network was basically the last free-of-charge online service on the planet, if you really think about it. And as Sony said, they can't continue to deliver that kind of content without getting something for it.
I understand it. But do others...? I think they do, because while a great many are indeed pissed, I haven't seen a ton of Sony hate articles spring up due to this issue. Maybe it's just because the PS4 has gone over so well, that one little drawback isn't enough to deter any gamer at this point.
8/6/2013 10:43:45 PM Ben Dutka