PlayStation 4 – Publishers Can Decide If Free-To-Play Titles Require PS Plus

Unlike it’s predecessors, the PlayStation 4 will require an PS Plus account in order to play online multiplayer, Sony revealed during their 2013 E3 press conference.

However, it seems that not all games will require an PS plus account, according to Sony Computer Entertainment Boss, Shushei Yoshida. As Yoshida confirmed to Polygon, free-to-play titles such as Planetside  and DC universe will be playable online, regardless of your account status.

Yoshida also revealed that the publishers of other free-to-play titles that are coming to the PlayStation 4, such as Blacklight: Retribution, can decide whether or not to make a PS plus account a requirement in order to have access to it’s online multiplayer.

The PlayStation 4 is set to be released sometime this holiday season for $399 USD.

  • Jamic

    Wow nice.

    I like that idea. If I dont feel like paying for PS+ during one month and decide to play some PC game, I can always jump on Planetside 2 with some friends on PS4 if I just feel like playing “sometimes”.

    • MegaMan3k

      Planetside 2 will not have cross platform play between PC and PS4 players.

      • WarHero

        Did he say it had cross platform? No,he just said he has the option to play Planetside 2 on PS4 nothing else.

        • MegaMan3k

          He literally said that if he feels like playing a pc game he can jump on PlanetSide2 to play with ps4 friends. PC game. Ps4 friends.

          • WarHero

            You misunderstood let me clarify,Planetside 2 is a PC game you know that and it’s coming to PS4. He said he can play Planetside 2 on PS4 with his friends whom are also on PS4. PS2 is after all a F2P game.

            • Being that you aren’t Jamic do you know exactly what Jamic meant by their comment? …. I don’t think so. The only way that MegaMan3k could be disproven is if Jamic were to come down here and clarify what they meant.

            • Jamic

              WarHero is correct.

              I meant, if I want to play a PC game that just came out, I would drop my PS+ subscription and play that PC game. However if I feel like playing with my friends on PS4 I can still jump on F2P games like Planetside 2 or BLR.

  • dieger

    ah i see most will probably op out of using PS+ unless its a big multplayer game.

  • Thomas

    So the F2P titles will be… F2P. What a revelation!

    • paulinacio

      Tell that to Microsoft LMFAO

      • Thomas

        You forgot your trademark !!! at the end.

        • WarBroh

          No he didn’t, you just forgot to skip making a useless followup

          • Thomas

            Nobody pulled your string. Go back under your bridge, troll.

  • I don’t really see any F2P game electing to go behind the PS+ paywall to play unless there is some kind of incentive for them too.

    No reason to alienate potential players/customers for no reason.

  • dpg70

    Man, talk about flipping your image overnight. Can Sony do anymore things right than they have so far? I keep waiting for the “gotcha”, but so far nothing.

    • coochiefruit

      Yeeah they are not forcing it like MS. Rather leave everything up to publishers so they dont look like the bad guys! Thats ok no one jump sony throat when they made fun of MS with the share commercial but when DICE made fun of cod its suddenly immature lol. Sony is doing great but they are not god, so people needs to stop acting like it! I have nothing against them but immature sony fanboys are spreading like a disease on every site and its annoying

      • TriPpKinGs

        Microsoft has the same exact idea, they are leaving it up to the publishers is they impose a used game fee. Only Microsoft Studios productions is up to them whether or not they impose that fee.

        • WarBroh

          LMAO no they aren’t. EA just said yesterday they didn’t ask for Microsoft’s DRM scheme on the XBONE.

        • talk about “merry go round smackdown”.

  • WOW THIS IS AWESOME … but still PS plus is really really great … i mean it’s crazy amount of free things in it!! free games! so i think $5 a month is OKAY!
    but again this is a great news and shows how flexible SONY is in regards to these matters and not to mention that these F2p game that are coming for PS4 … all of them stands as AAA games, not bunch of cheap games!

    • paulinacio

      Agreed, I will have no problem paying for online since PS+ will pay for itself as soon as you get it =) So many FREE games and great Discounts

  • paulinacio

    F2P Games confirmed thus far for PS4: Warframe, DCUO, PlanetSide2, Blacklight Retribution and War Thunder. The PS4 isn’t even out yet and we already have this many F2P games =)

    • WarBroh

      Sony seems to really have learned their lesson and now consumers benefit! Good!

  • This is how a company should run.

  • falahcod

    PS+ is much better than XBOX Gold. So, fuck it! I’m buying.

  • dee breezy

    playstation plus actually isnt bad. you get more than xbox live for cheaper and it goes to sony which means better service and better content so i dont mind it

  • Flare Demon

    I really hope everything I bought in DCUO for PS3 carries over to PS4.

  • ReeceGators

    Xbox has such a better idea! You can let up to 10 friends play all of your games from their xbox or any xbox! Source–

    • James Mulhall


      • ReeceGators


        • James Mulhall

          No. The idea doesn’t mean shit. And it’s ‘idea’ hasn’t got anything to do we this topic.

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  • Worst ideal thing that i ever witness. bring back the #ps3 so i can have free multiplayer. i don’t do solo gameplay when i’m online.