PS4: Free-To-Play Games May Not Require PS Plus
Whilst the gaming industry rejoiced over Sony’s decision to shun DRM restrictions for the PS4, the company did quietly announce that PlayStation Plus would be required to play online multiplayer games on the next-gen system.
While this seems to be generally well received, there was a question to be answered on how this would affect the consoles hefty free-to-play line-up.
Xbox Live was shunned this gen for forcing users to subscribe to Gold to use services such as Netflix, Sony has been listening however, promising that Publishers can choose whether free-to-play games fall in or outside of the PlayStation Plus requirements.
“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,” confirmed Shuhei Yoshida in an interview with Polygon.
Zombie Studios’ Blacklight: Retribution, Digital Extremes’ Warframe, and Sony’s Planetside 2 & DC Universe Online have all been confirmed as free-to-play, not requiring PS Plus to play.