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Posted this over on reddit but always lurking here too so curious what you guys  think?



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So... basically cheaper gamepass?



There is already a thread meant for discussing a response to Game Pass. Considering the lack of on-topic discussion in that thread, could be worth sharing your concept there.



Free online multiplayer isnt happending.
Theres too much money in it....

Microsoft is turning free-2-play games online, free (not locked behinde gold), to equal out with sony & nintendo.
However I doubt any of them, will ever drop online fee's to play big AAA games (not just f2p ones).


"Free games to keep (forever), each month"  with playstation plus, would be the best additional and most realistic of happending.
Xbox does it that way right? why cant playstation seriously?



And here I thought people were against the concept of gaming as a service.



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Interesting proposition, but in this scenario I don't really see what purpose PS+ has, just like I've never really seen the purpose of XBL Gold when GamePass became a thing.

Unless the PSN discounts specials are really good, I feel ppl would just go for Infinity.



I'm probably missing something, but I'm not sure how "PlayStation Infinity" would functionally differ from "PlayStation Now". Regardless, I'll always welcome a return to free multiplayer.



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MP shouldn't ever been locked behind paywall, but that won't change because that brings a lot of money with little cost.
Infinity would be PSNow improved then? Doesn't care much but would see how that would change Sony game design with great concern.
PS+ would go back to what it was on PS3 but permanent keep of the games and cheaper? Good, but would have very few subs by looking at PS3.



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DPsx7 said:
JRPGfan said:

Free online multiplayer isnt happending.
Theres too much money in it....

Microsoft is turning free-2-play games online, free (not locked behinde gold), to equal out with sony & nintendo.
However I doubt any of them, will ever drop online fee's to play big AAA games (not just f2p ones).


"Free games to keep (forever), each month"  with playstation plus, would be the best additional and most realistic of happending.
Xbox does it that way right? why cant playstation seriously?

It would be a pretty big bomb to drop on the competition if they did go free.
At least just the MP, the rest of the benefits would still be there under a pay wall.

They are mixing the Gold & Gamepass, so that everyone that plays xbox online (on a xbox) will also be a gamepass user.
This effectively means, that any online player on xbox, doesnt ever have to buy another 1st party game (as long as your subscribed to play online).

They made it clear, this was their direction.
So the "at least just the MP" wont happend.

Unless they make Halo a free to play game entirely, or sell only the campagne, while the multiplayer part of the game, is a f2p game.

So paying to play online (on xbox) unless its a f2p game is still going to be a thing.
Theres too much money in it for them not to do so.
Also they already put out their stance, on this, when they talked about xbox gold + gamepass merging into one.

I agree fully free online play, for all games, (f2p, or big budget AAA, or 1st party ones) would be a nice competitive offering.
Sadly non of the 3 have suggested going that route.

Last edited by JRPGfan - on 02 August 2020

You could have just wrote PS Now instead of Infinity. I do like the idea of PS Plus going back to a purely value/marketplace discount membership. Hopefully that’s what Gold is doing, where Sony could potentially follow suit.



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