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I don't usually spend time on these forums, so excuse me if I am posting in the wrong section.

 

The question that I want to ask is,

 

Is there going to be a required fee to play online multiplayer on the PS4? (Such as Xbox Live?)


I have heard that there may be a charge for Online Play as part of Playstation Plus?

 

Someone help, I am really confused. Please explain in as much detail as you can.

 

/Thanks in advance.

 


 

TITLE: Will you have to pay for PSN/Online Multiplayer?

 


 

 

PlayStation Plus is a requirement to play online on the PS4, and a comprehensive FAQ can be found here:

 

PlayStation Plus Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 




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yes to play online through ps4 you will need ps+,but from what i understand it goes on your account not your console so if you have a ps3 and vita you will have ps+ across all of them and get all the benefits like the free games.

 

you will still be able to access psn for free and send and recieve messages but not online gaming.

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Do you know if you will be able to still be able to use the PlayStation Store to buy things other than PS+ ?

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Do you know if you will be able to still be able to use the PlayStation Store to buy things other than PS+ ?


 

Of course. Sony are putting the use of third party servers behind a paywall, but do you really think they'd stop you spending money on their store? It's a win-win for them.

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Ive got the problem aswell, that my internet is terribly unreliable, which means downloading whole games could be a pain in the bumm.

i just hope the ps4 will be able to resume an uncomplete download in case the internet connections gives up at some point.

 

personally i didnt like the idea for paying for online play. but then again think back at some games, for example gta4 online. it was pretty much lagging all the time, not extremely lagging, but to an extent where it got annoying after some time.

i hope with paying for online services the quality of online gaming will greatly improve

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Ive got the problem aswell, that my internet is terribly unreliable, which means downloading whole games could be a pain in the bumm.

i just hope the ps4 will be able to resume an uncomplete download in case the internet connections gives up at some point.

 

personally i didnt like the idea for paying for online play. but then again think back at some games, for example gta4 online. it was pretty much lagging all the time, not extremely lagging, but to an extent where it got annoying after some time.

i hope with paying for online services the quality of online gaming will greatly improve


 

about gta4.. if you are gonna get quality as you say... rockstar will have to setup dedicated servers... sony aint doing it. i am sure a lot of you will be in for a shock, when you still experience crappy online gaming when you pay sony... because sony are not responsible for other game companies servers. game companies will still use the p2p in their games, it dont cost them anything since you use your own bandwith... why waste money on servers...

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Hey um jus wondering, what if our PS+ run out wont sony be cheating us and btw what if gta 6 comes out

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So if I give my kids the PS3 for their room, and get a PS4, I still only need to pay for one PS+ subscription?

 

So with one subscription they can play online in their room, and me in another?

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So if I give my kids the PS3 for their room, and get a PS4, I still only need to pay for one PS+ subscription?

 

So with one subscription they can play online in their room, and me in another?


you don't need ps+ for ps3 online play

 

how ever if you buy the ps4 and keep the ps3 and have you account on both you can download all ps3 ps+ stuff on ps3 and the ps4 stuff on ps4.

 

The same acount at the same time on both consoles not confirmed, but if not use a 2nd account on the ps3 which has access to just about every thing from the ps+ account

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I know, don't need ps+ for PS3 online play.  But you will, mark my words.

 

So lets rephrase, I can have 2 PS4's in one house, but only have to have one ps+ subscription and can play online with both PS4's at the same time?

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I know, don't need ps+ for PS3 online play.  But you will, mark my words.

 

So lets rephrase, I can have 2 PS4's in one house, but only have to have one ps+ subscription and can play online with both PS4's at the same time?


sony have not made that clear yet about two ps4's and ps+

 

 

ps3 will remain free ;)

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If its like Xbox which would make sense you wont be charge per console you will be charge per account. Its the only way it can work really and its fair.

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If its like Xbox which would make sense you wont be charge per console you will be charge per account. Its the only way it can work really and its fair.


Xbone is per console not account

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Not sure who told you that but your wrong!! I have just tried using a silver account on the same console as my gold and lo and behold its still a silver. Xbox is 1 gold for 1 account not 1 gold for a console 100%

 

Ive had gold 8 years and I cant play online on my silver account on the same console nor watch sky or do anything that requires gold

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Not sure who told you that but your wrong!! I have just tried using a silver account on the same console as my gold and lo and behold its still a silver. Xbox is 1 gold for 1 account not 1 gold for a console 100%

 

Ive had gold 8 years and I cant play online on my silver account on the same console nor watch sky or do anything that requires gold


I said the XBONE only needs ONE gold account for every gamertag

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monkeyman_440 wrote:

So if I give my kids the PS3 for their room, and get a PS4, I still only need to pay for one PS+ subscription?

 

So with one subscription they can play online in their room, and me in another?


You can't play online with the same account at the same time.

 

As for PS+ on PS3, you don't need it.

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monkeyman_440 wrote:

So if I give my kids the PS3 for their room, and get a PS4, I still only need to pay for one PS+ subscription?

 

So with one subscription they can play online in their room, and me in another?


You can't play online with the same account at the same time.

 

As for PS+ on PS3, you don't need it.


Thats unconfirmed right now.

 

ps vita ps3 and psvita and ps4 you can so why not ps3 and ps4?

 

Also 360 and xbone have this confiremed it will work as well.

 

 

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monkeyman_440 wrote:

So if I give my kids the PS3 for their room, and get a PS4, I still only need to pay for one PS+ subscription?

 

So with one subscription they can play online in their room, and me in another?


You can't play online with the same account at the same time.

 

As for PS+ on PS3, you don't need it.


Thats unconfirmed right now.

 

ps vita ps3 and psvita and ps4 you can so why not ps3 and ps4?

 

Also 360 and xbone have this confiremed it will work as well.

 

 


He was talking about now, the PS3 will sign you out if you sign in on another system. Can't see this being any different on PS4.

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CrustyJockStrap wrote:

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monkeyman_440 wrote:

So if I give my kids the PS3 for their room, and get a PS4, I still only need to pay for one PS+ subscription?

 

So with one subscription they can play online in their room, and me in another?


You can't play online with the same account at the same time.

 

As for PS+ on PS3, you don't need it.


Thats unconfirmed right now.

 

ps vita ps3 and psvita and ps4 you can so why not ps3 and ps4?

 

Also 360 and xbone have this confiremed it will work as well.

 

 


He was talking about now, the PS3 will sign you out if you sign in on another system. Can't see this being any different on PS4.


why not?

 

yes ps3 signs you when you sign into anther ps3

 

the vita signs out when i sign the 2nd vita in but won't sign my ps3 out

 

i am not saying two ps4 signed in at once

 

but ps3, ps4 and ps vita why not?

 

the 360 signs you out if you sign into anther 360 but not when you sign into xbone

 

these consoles are becomng more of a social network which you can be signed in on multiple devices so why not with consoles?

 

 

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If we are going to have 2 Ps4 in our house, do i need 2 ps plus accounts?

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