Sony Will Let Publishers Decide on PlayStation Plus Requirements

Sony is going to let publishers decide whether their free-to-play games should require PlayStation Plus or not.

Speaking to Polygon, SCE Worldwide Studios chief Shuhei Yoshida said that Sony will be leaving the choice up to each individual publisher, though Sony itself has decided against the requirement for their own games.

“As far as free-to-play games are concerned, it’s a publisher’s decision whether they put it inside or outside of the PlayStation Plus requirements,” he said.

Sony’s two free-to-play PlayStation 4 MMOs, DC Universe Online and Planetside 2, will not require PlayStation Plus subscriptions.

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4 Comments on Sony Will Let Publishers Decide on PlayStation Plus Requirements


On June 13, 2013 at 4:05 am

I would say Microsoft should pay attention because THIS is how you run a premium online service, but I know it would fall on deaf ears.


On June 13, 2013 at 4:17 am

Playstation Plus is totally the right way to go with this, it’s an optional service that you don’t actually need in order to play online, it costs as much per year as Xbox Live Gold and guarantees decent discounts PLUS full free trials of popular games with full trophy compatibility. I say trial because you need to remain a subscriber to Plus in order to keep playing them, but they’re the full games and the cost of these games more than makes up for the cost of a subscription. I would never have played Virtue’s Last Reward if it wasn’t on PS+, but I’m glad I did because it ended up being an engrossing game and another Platinum trophy for the collection, all at no extra cost.

I like Xbox 360 as well, but there’s no way I’m getting Xbox One unless they make some drastic changes to it. It’s PS4 all the way, a superior console with fewer limitations, better and more exclusive titles, and a lower price. You’d be an idiot or a fantoy to not see that as the better option.


On June 14, 2013 at 3:02 am

@:D: you forgot to draw Sony’s d!ck entering your mouth. LOL

When Xbox One is breaking all sales records I garrantee the losers on here will be kissing Microsoft’s ass and saying they knew from the start it was the better product.


On June 16, 2013 at 10:08 am

I can’t even fathom the sad life that lol must lead. I wonder how many sites he trolls every day…over and over, just posting inane rubbish in a desperate attempt to feel like he has some impact on the world – a hurt and angry little terrorist firing his virtual peashooter into a crowd. Its honestly tragic to think anyone could be reduced to that.