With Sony about to drop Hitman Absolution as the next exciting game entry in the popular Instant Game Collection as part of PlayStation Plus, many gamers are starting to wonder what their subscription status will be when Sony releases their next-generation PS4 console at the end of the year during the 2013 Holiday season.
For those that don’t know yet, Sony has already confirmed that PlayStation Plus will be coming to PS4, but they haven’t gone into specifics yet on the full ins and outs for existing subscribers. More importantly – if their subscription to PS Plus will simply carry over to the PS4 for the same $50 per month or not.
These details are very likely to be announced at E3 2013 in June and because of this, we now have a situation were consumers are starting to hold back on renewing their subscriptions until details on PS Plus for PS4 are revealed. While Sony has confirmed that PS Plus will happen, we may face a considerable wait after launch for the service to actually become available.
Don’t forget that PS Plus for PS Vita did not arrive at launch, even taking almost a year to fully roll out. The positives of this are now there to see though, as PS Vita bonuses come at no extra cost and are all included as part of the same $50. Would Sony simply extend this for the PS4, or will they be making prices separate between PS3 and PS4 content?
It may seem too generous to think that $50 will get you free games on PS3, PS Vita and PS4 all in one, along with all of the other demo goodies, beta access and other extras that PS Plus offers. Multiple tier levels may come into play for the PS4 PS Plus service, which could offer a free game on PS4 for the premium payers willing to offer the most.
The worst case scenario is obviously losing all of the PS3 content, by switching to a PS4 PS Plus subscription. There’s also the issue of some PS3 digital content not being supported on the PS4 console – so don’t forget about that. If you are a current subscriber to PS Plus, let us know your concerns about the upcoming switchover to PS Plus on PS4.
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