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When will ps3 and Vita stop getting ps plus games?

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Lawlight said:
burninmylight said:

What money? The money it costs to keep ROMs on a server? That's pennies on a dollar compared to AAA game development. Sony is making far more money keeping millions of PS+ subscribers and gamers in its ecosystem than it is hoping to sell a few million copies of games that cost hundreds of millions in development, publishing and advertising. If you want Sony to keep bankrolling more games, you should want this service to stay available for as many subscribers as possible.

According to this post, the developers of the PS+ games don't get a cent from the games being downloaded via PS+. Sony pays the developers to put their games on PS+. The fewer games available on the IGC, the more the developers would get paid and the better the IGC will be.

Personally, I think 2019 would be the cut-off year for the PS Vita and maybe a year after for the PS3. I think the number of people playing on those systems will not be massively significant by then.

^According to that post up there^, Sony spends buttloads of money for PS+ games that rival the cost of AAA game development, which has the unfortunate side effect of limiting the amount of PS4 games it can provide consumers. Sony isn't making money hand over foot with PS+, and keeping the service alive for PS3 and Vita is a humoungous albatross around its neck, but the world's leading scientific minds can't quite figure out why Sony doesn't just end it for those old consoles. BREAKING NEWS!



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burninmylight said:
dukerx2 said:
As someone who hasn't downloaded a Vita or PS3 plus game in years, hopefully sooner than later. I'd rather see that money put towards more PS4 games or more AAA PS4 games or PSVR. I'm sure they have internal data showing a enough people still download them to keep releasing them.

What money? The money it costs to keep ROMs on a server? That's pennies on a dollar compared to AAA game development. Sony is making far more money keeping millions of PS+ subscribers and gamers in its ecosystem than it is hoping to sell a few million copies of games that cost hundreds of millions in development, publishing and advertising. If you want Sony to keep bankrolling more games, you should want this service to stay available for as many subscribers as possible.

More like fractions of a penny on the dollar, relative to AAA game development.  



I would like to see the PS3 dropped, and PSVR added very soon. PS Vita can stick around until we get a PS4 Phone/Portable, so maybe 2019/2020. Then I think they should do 2 AAA PS4 titles, 1 AAA PSVR title, 1 PSVR indie, and 2 Phone game promotions.



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Darwinianevolution said:

As long as they keep their online services open, why would they stop getting games? PS* users already pay a ridiculous fee for that service, I'd be angry if my old systems stopped getting games.

Yeah, we are paying the ammount Nintendo is asking for a 30 year old NES title for 6 games, betas and promotions. What a ridiculous ammount to pay indeed.

OT: I would say probably 1-2 years for PS3 and maybe a bit more for the Vita, just to create the impressions of the 10 year lifecycle.



burninmylight said:
dukerx2 said:
As someone who hasn't downloaded a Vita or PS3 plus game in years, hopefully sooner than later. I'd rather see that money put towards more PS4 games or more AAA PS4 games or PSVR. I'm sure they have internal data showing a enough people still download them to keep releasing them.

What money? The money it costs to keep ROMs on a server? That's pennies on a dollar compared to AAA game development. Sony is making far more money keeping millions of PS+ subscribers and gamers in its ecosystem than it is hoping to sell a few million copies of games that cost hundreds of millions in development, publishing and advertising. If you want Sony to keep bankrolling more games, you should want this service to stay available for as many subscribers as possible.

The money developers get paid for having their games on plus, that money. If they are not spending the money on Ps3 and Vita games they can spend it elsewhere. Thats my point. 



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Perhaps by the end of 2018. Remember when many laughed at Sony's "Ten year plan"? Good time.



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burninmylight said:
dukerx2 said:
As someone who hasn't downloaded a Vita or PS3 plus game in years, hopefully sooner than later. I'd rather see that money put towards more PS4 games or more AAA PS4 games or PSVR. I'm sure they have internal data showing a enough people still download them to keep releasing them.

What money? The money it costs to keep ROMs on a server? That's pennies on a dollar compared to AAA game development. Sony is making far more money keeping millions of PS+ subscribers and gamers in its ecosystem than it is hoping to sell a few million copies of games that cost hundreds of millions in development, publishing and advertising. If you want Sony to keep bankrolling more games, you should want this service to stay available for as many subscribers as possible.

You got hard numbers to back it up?



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Will there be enough ps3 or vita games to last until 2019? That could be up to 50 ps3 games between now and then. If they run out of good titles and are just giving away shovelware they may aswell just stop.



Offerings for PS3/Vita have been pretty meh for a while, so hopefully soon. That way they can focus on PS4 or even PSVR and make me buy those :P



dukerx2 said:
burninmylight said:

What money? The money it costs to keep ROMs on a server? That's pennies on a dollar compared to AAA game development. Sony is making far more money keeping millions of PS+ subscribers and gamers in its ecosystem than it is hoping to sell a few million copies of games that cost hundreds of millions in development, publishing and advertising. If you want Sony to keep bankrolling more games, you should want this service to stay available for as many subscribers as possible.

The money developers get paid for having their games on plus, that money. If they are not spending the money on Ps3 and Vita games they can spend it elsewhere. Thats my point. 

I see your point. But my question is, why do you think Sony has this tiny, miniscule PS+ budget that only has room in the mini-fridge for so many PS+ titles, and eliminating PS3 and Vita would somehow mean more room in the mini-fridge for PS4? If it wasn't beneficial to Sony, why would Sony still be supporting those platforms four years into PS4, and if it wasn't beneficial to publishers of games on PS+, why would they want their PS3 and Vita games on PS+?

That's like saying Steam should stop supporting Mac and Linux because it would somehow mean more games for PC. I highly doubt it's support of those OSes has no bearing on the number of games released for PC.

It's like saying the Humble Bundle people need to stop doing PC and Mac software bundles and focus only on Steam game bundles because that would mean more money for them, and the indies and publishers that put their games into Humble Bundle don't profit in some way from doing so. Actually, everyone seems to benefit from these. I've read interviews saying as much.