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Shaunodon said:

No. If you care about owning games, don't rely on subscriptions. The main purpose of PS plus is for online, not so you can abuse access to 'free games'. If you're not consistently using the multiplayer, you shouldn't have a sub.

I finally cancelled my PS Plus a couple years ago, and the only game I really played that was tied to it was MLB The Show 2019. I just ended up buying the game this year, and even though I got a physical copy the console immediately recognised the game data and asked if I wanted to transfer it all to the physical version. Didn't have to re-install or anything, very painless and simple.

For a very specific type of customer, a player with very narrow tastes who only plays MP games, and cycles around a small selection of said games, that would be true. But taken in as a general rule of thumb, that's a highly dubious idea. There are people who will find value in having access to between 24-36 games this year, to say nothing for the discounts on the games. I could go the whole year without any online activity and be happy with the subscription. Of course, the value of one's subscription increases over time, and therefore the impetus to stay subscribed increases as well. I currently have roughly 500 games in my Plus library. It cost's $50/year for access to that library, which is still growing mind you. That's PEANUTS. My least expensive sub by far. I paid twice as much to sub to VGC last year. And the discounts....I'm picking up games I love for ridiculous prices. So yeah, a month or two without online MP is inconsequential when weighted against the rest of what my sub offers.

@op. No.

-edit I took the time to do a more comprehensive count, and the number of game I have on Plus is appox 380. Ultimately irrelevant to the post, but way more accurate nonetheless.

Last edited by COKTOE - on 02 January 2021

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Not at all.
I'm buying quite a few season passes for games I only get to play through GwG or GamePass. Why should that suddenly entitle me to own the game? I didn't buy the GOTY edition for a reason. The reason being that I can already play the base game and only need the DLCs.
Why should non subscribers not get the game for free when they buy DLC?



Barozi said:

Not at all.
I'm buying quite a few season passes for games I only get to play through GwG or GamePass. Why should that suddenly entitle me to own the game? I didn't buy the GOTY edition for a reason. The reason being that I can already play the base game and only need the DLCs.
Why should non subscribers not get the game for free when they buy DLC?

Because they are not subscribed =p.






konnichiwa said:
Barozi said:

Not at all.
I'm buying quite a few season passes for games I only get to play through GwG or GamePass. Why should that suddenly entitle me to own the game? I didn't buy the GOTY edition for a reason. The reason being that I can already play the base game and only need the DLCs.
Why should non subscribers not get the game for free when they buy DLC?

Because they are not subscribed =p.

Sure but as long as you're subscribed it doesn't make a difference if you own the game or you can only play it from the subscription.

You only benefit once your subscription runs out and at that point you are on the same level as someone who never subscribed. The new non-subscriber gets to own the game because he bought DLC for it but someone who never subscribed yet still bought the game's DLC (perhaps because it was on sale) doesn't?



Barozi said:
konnichiwa said:

Because they are not subscribed =p.

Sure but as long as you're subscribed it doesn't make a difference if you own the game or you can only play it from the subscription.

You only benefit once your subscription runs out and at that point you are on the same level as someone who never subscribed. The new non-subscriber gets to own the game because he bought DLC for it but someone who never subscribed yet still bought the game's DLC (perhaps because it was on sale) doesn't?

I know but making it feel unfair is exactly the reason why they want you to subscripe, it feels also a bit unfair that I get Gears 5 DLC/extra's for free because I own U gamepass while someone who bought the 100 bucks edition don't get those extra's and DLC.