PlayStation 4: PS Plus Required For Multiplayer

PlayStation 4 will require PlayStation Plus for multiplayer games.

For months now most of the bad news has been surrounding the Xbox One like a swarm of flies on a dead animal, and Microsoft only seems to be spraying it with the scent of garbage. After the disappointing Xbox One reveal in May, where Microsoft couldn’t stop talking about TV and the Call of Duty dog, over the weekend they confirmed everything we didn’t want to hear, before E3 2013 even started.

Last night, Sony truck a thunderous blow to the Microsoft fan base by announcing that the PlayStation 4 will allow used games to be traded freely and won’t require an internet connection, as previously reported in The Inquisitr. And let us not forget that the console will cost less as well.

However, where there’s good news, bad news is likely to fall, but it isn’t really a huge bummer unless you have multiplayer game parties in your home. PlayStation 4 will require an online connection to play multiplayer games via PlayStation Plus. Chances are, you usually play multiplayer games with people around the world, so this won’t be a big deal for most of you, but when player two is sitting right next to you on the couch, it could pose some issues needing to be online to include them.

Unlike Xbox One owners, the PS Plus service will allow you to continue to enjoy the benefits of previous consoles and connectivity aspects via PlayStation Vita. However, unlike Xbox Live’s basic service, PS Plus will require a subscription of $49.99 for one year, three months for $17.99, or month by month for $9.99.

If you really think about it, the full year subscription fee is about the same as Xbox Live Gold is currently, and it’s really not a lot for the time frame.

For fifty bucks a year, you can enjoy all of the benefits of the PlayStation 4 as well as multiplayer games. And if you’re a lone-wolf gamer, there’s no need to worry. PlayStation 4 won’t require you to be online, ever.

How do you feel about PlayStation 4 requiring PS Plus for multiplayer games? Is that enough to stop you from buying one?