Rumor: The Wii U may be the only home console with free online this gen

#1LHS_2012Posted 2/19/2013 3:31:20 PM
Orbis is also following the path first set by Xbox Live: our source says "most" of the PS4's online features will require a premium subscription to use. Sony's new online service will be called PlayStation World, our source says, replacing PlayStation Plus.


Also has pricing information ($429 and $529) and a projected November release date.

http://kotaku.com/5985356/source-the-ps4-will-be-out-this-november-and-youll-be-able-to-control-it-with-your-phone
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#2YamiYugi4400Posted 2/19/2013 3:33:14 PM
Orbis is also following the path first set by Xbox Live: our source says "most" of the PS4's online features will require a premium subscription to use. Sony's new online service will be called PlayStation World, our source says, replacing PlayStation Plus.

Ugh, that would be pretty dumb. Paying for Xbox live isn't worth it. Paying for Playstation World sure as hell won't be
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#3CrystalKing5426Posted 2/19/2013 3:33:29 PM
With the proper marketing campaign, Nintendo can use this really effectively.
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#4rafiiillaPosted 2/19/2013 3:35:41 PM
Time to enhance and advertise the online service Nintendo!
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#5_Sovereign_Posted 2/19/2013 3:40:28 PM
It's a shame but when millions of sheep pay for features they already have access to, for free, you kind of expect Sony to "jump in" so to speak.

I don't play online anymore ( what a waste of time that was) and finally got back to playing games I missed so this really doesn't affect me. Hope it's not though, Sony needs good publicity.
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#6ThaPrinceRazielPosted 2/19/2013 3:44:50 PM
Orbis is also following the path first set by Xbox Live: our source says "most" of the PS4's online features will require a premium subscription to use. Sony's new online service will be called PlayStation World, our source says, replacing PlayStation Plus.

So, PlayStation World will replace PlayStation Plus with a premium price. But you already pay a premium price for Plus. Hmm.... See where I'm going with this?
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#7LHS_2012(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2013 3:47:56 PM
ThaPrinceRaziel posted...
Orbis is also following the path first set by Xbox Live: our source says "most" of the PS4's online features will require a premium subscription to use. Sony's new online service will be called PlayStation World, our source says, replacing PlayStation Plus.

So, PlayStation World will replace PlayStation Plus with a premium price. But you already pay a premium price for Plus. Hmm.... See where I'm going with this?


The important part was this:

"most" of the PS4's online features will require a premium subscription to use.

not that Plus is essentially getting rebranded.
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#8UltimaSora91Posted 2/19/2013 3:48:09 PM
I never understood why you have to pay to play online or access a store.
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#9brokenedge32Posted 2/19/2013 3:51:01 PM
inb4 big win for Nintendo.
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#10EnVy_CaLiBeRPosted 2/19/2013 3:52:42 PM
YamiYugi4400 posted...
Orbis is also following the path first set by Xbox Live: our source says "most" of the PS4's online features will require a premium subscription to use. Sony's new online service will be called PlayStation World, our source says, replacing PlayStation Plus.

Ugh, that would be pretty dumb. Paying for Xbox live isn't worth it. Paying for Playstation World sure as hell won't be


This. Live offers little over PSN and even Nintendo Network that makes it worth paying for. imo
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