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Are the PS+ "free games" the crack that will bring down the industry?

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I agree the change of mind of some people for online multiplayer behind a paywall was hilarious. I´ve tried out PS+ thanks to voucher (due to a mistake I still ended up paying 15 bucks for 3 months) but paying for online-multiplayer is still a no go to me.



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Aaaaand the thread is derailed due to those fanboy sentiments that cannot give way to any other kind of conversation. Good job. I'm outta here.



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im the kind of guy who waits for these games on psvita, mostly because allmost every AAA available goes to IGC.



I think OP is wrong about Sony having to pay more to acquire games, infact Sony have got themselves into a good position.
Basically what is happening is developers are getting extra revenue a whole year after launch for a game they dont expect to gain much more money from.
Looking at this, the other developers missing out are going to sony and asking for their old games to be put on PS+ too, giving sony more and more bargaining power, assuming only 2 games per platform can go on PS+ at once.



Extra revenue now and lower with next game in future. It's bad idea. Sony aim for poor gamers. Can poor gamers pay Sony's debts? I don't think so. Free online is another bad idea.



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The thing is, the majority of the games PS+ offers are games that I would not have played otherwise.
Sure there are a few games offered that I already have or that I really wanted to play. But the majority of the games are things that I wouldn't go out of my way to play.



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kabamarutr said:

To help the conversation move past the barrier of "not really that great titles" and tread to the actual topic at hand, I make a list of some of the games I've got through PS+ in the poast couple of years:

 

  • DmC
  • Borderlands 2
  • Remember me
  • Farc Cry 3
  • Assassin's Creed 3
  • NFS Most Wanted
  • Kingdoms of Amalur
  • Dragon's Dogma
  • Hitman:Absolution
  • Deus Ex:Human Revolution
  • Batman Arkham City
  • Bioshock 2
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Infamous 2
  • LBP 2
  • Uncharted 3
  • and of course Catherine
among many more. No need to buy games, since there is this tap of constant offering. If many people think like me, then - I guess - money spent on games will be reduced.

 


There is a big difference between games people will play and enjoy, and games they would ever buy.

I've played everything in that list (aside from Catherine and Far Cry 3, but they in my download list), I enjoyed them all.  Some I bought, others I would never have bought.  Those games I would never have bought are not lost sales or money, however, due to my playing them and enjoying them I may buy the sequel.  Some people would even buy the DLC for PS+ games they like, I personally don't buy DLC for games I don't own though.

PS+ isn't directly about money, it is also a marketing tool.



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PS+ games are either older yet highly acclaimed games or slightly newer, less popular games so my answer is NO.



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