E3 2013: PlayStation Plus Required to Play Some MMORPGs

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

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With Sony now confirming that PlayStation Plus is needed to enjoy the PlayStation 4’s online multiplayer, there has been some fear that this policy would also affect MMORPGS. In an interview with Japanese gaming site Game Watch, Sony Worldwide Studio President Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that PlayStation Plus will not be needed to enjoy some free to play MMORPGs on the PS4 — but it will most likely be needed for the majority of MMORPG titles.

When asked asked if players will need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play MMORPGs like Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and The Elder Scrolls Online, Yoshida answered:

“You will need it to enjoy online multiplayer. This will also depend on the judgement by the publishers, and there will be some free to play titles that you’ll be able to play without needing a PS Plus subscription, like PlanetSide 2 and DC Universe Online.”

While this doesn’t say that all MMORPGs will be free from the PlayStation Plus policy, it does show that publishers will have the opportunity to give non-PlayStation Plus members the chance to play their titles regardless.


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