Why Xbox One cost $$ and PS4 can remain free??


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Initial post: Sep 9, 2013 3:53:39 PM PDT
J. Ko says:
Seriously, why Xbox One cost $$ to play online and PS4 can remain free?? What is Microsoft thinking? Do they know they are at a disadvantage because of this? Is Xbox Live offer more feature than PS4 to justify the extra cost?? I don't get it.

Posted on Sep 9, 2013 5:10:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 9, 2013 5:14:18 PM PDT
Nick Brink says:
PS4 is also requiring a membership to play online. The PS3 is free. Microsoft is thinking the same thing that Sony is now thinking, keeping a good online system running is expensive.

Proof: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/11/e3-2013-playstation-plus-required-for-ps4-online-play

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2013 6:14:16 PM PDT
hammodi says:
yes. Sony lost a lot of money on free PSN. but we should have an option to pay less only for multiplayer. not the other PSN+ features!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2013 2:25:22 PM PDT
J. Ko says:
Thanks for the link. Now both cost $$ to play online. That's even out then.

Posted on Sep 10, 2013 7:49:07 PM PDT
PS4 is going to cost for multiplayer only (PS+) all the other services are still free (i.e. Netflix) Also most MMO's will still be free to play online such as DC Universe online, Warframe, & Warthunder. PS+ is a good deal you get games every month to play for freeeeee (sorry was watching Bedtime Stories earlier). Yes you can view these games as rentals because when your plus subscription expires you no longer have access. For me I don't mind renting the game as I usually beat a game then get bored of them. Plus I've played a few games that friends have told me to get for free because of PS+ such as Spec Ops The Line. I also gave my nephew my copy of Saints Row 3 because I got it free on PS+. Also no matter what anyone says no one knows how PS4 online is going to be compared to XBONE/360.
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