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Forums - Gaming Discussion - If Sony and Microsoft offered a $20 a year plan, would you buy?

At one point in time, online gaming was free. Then Sega came along and charged like $20 for Seganet 😜. Anyway, the time came when Xbox Live charged a fee and Nintendo and Sony's online was free. Microsoft fans argued how much value they were getting for their service. I admit that I argued, too. I tried to justify why it was cool for Xbox 360 online to be $50 while the PSN was free.

Over the years, my position has changed. I don't really care about the extras that come along with PS+ or XBL Gold. I just want to play online when I want to. So here's my question:

If Sony/Microsoft offered an annual subscription that had online play ONLY. No video chat. No voice chat. No discounts. No "free" games. No invites. Just the ability to join a game and play it. $20. Would you be interested?



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You get what you pay for, so with it being $20, it would have minimalistic features, so I'd say no. I'd rather just pay the extra to have the bells and whistles



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d21lewis said:

If Sony/Microsoft offered an annual subscription that had online play ONLY. No video chat. No voice chat. No discounts. No "free" games. No invites. Just the ability to join a game and play it. $20. Would you be interested?

You know Nintendo will provide those soon, right ?



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I definitely choose $20 plan without free games and deals.



If it didn't include cloud-saves then no



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Doesn't Sony offer voice chat/friend invites for free anyway? So yeah, if they were to suddenly put those behind a paywall I'd be pretty fucking pissed!

If it didn't affect the free features and was just losing the PS+ games (most of which have been garbage since the PS4 released anyway) then yeah, that would be great.



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hmmm no, i think.
I dont play enough online consistently to justify an online only plan. I do, however, get my moneys worth from the PS+ games (obviously not all of them I play but there is usually enough games that I am interested and do play from the service to justify the cost)



In a heart beat. I only want the online section of the plan. I do not take advantage of any other feature.



 

nah, i love games with gold, plus i keep them if i dont sub anymore. unlike the competitor.



 

LiquorandGunFun said:
nah, i love games with gold, plus i keep them if i dont sub anymore. unlike the competitor.

This is only for 360 games though, not X1 - unless something has changed recently.