PS Plus Vs Games with Gold discussed again

Most gamers are under the impression that PS Plus offers a much better service compared to Games with Gold, at this present stage. Microsoft are naturally keen to change this perception among the gaming community and have been speaking about improvements that are planned throughout 2014.

Just days ago, PS4 gamers were given Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition as their free game for the March 2014 PS Plus update. Games with Gold is yet to launch on Xbox One, but Xbox 360 gamers were instead given Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution, as well as Dungeon Defenders – PS3 gamers received Tomb Raider as their free main game.

Some Xbox 360 fans are calling on Microsoft to improve the quality of Games with Gold after seeing what Sony offers with PS Plus each month and it looks like Microsoft are planning to deliver soon.

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer was at SXSW over the weekend and dropped some interesting comments on this topic which we’re happy to share with you below:

“I have been sitting down, monthly now, with that team — some of the earlier months were already programmed — and playing a more active role in picking franchises that show up in Games with Gold, and I think you’ll see at least something that feels, at least, more true to what I think Games with Gold should look like with the constraints that are there.”

That basically tells Xbox gamers that Games with Gold is set to offer some better content over the coming months with Spencer now having a more active role in the selection.

Is PS Plus hands down the better service?
Is PS Plus hands down the better service?

He also took the time to remind everyone that the games offered with Games with Gold are games that users can keep forever, even when their subscription ends. This is different to PS Plus of course, as all of your games are still stored on the cloud and access will expire as soon as your subscription expires.

What we want to see next though is an Xbox One Games with Gold release date – that’s the first step if Microsoft want to compete with PS Plus.

Are you a happy PS Plus / Games with Gold subscriber at the moment? If so, let us know your thoughts on how both services are going at the moment and your expectations for 2014 looking ahead.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Ps plus is way better so far for next gen.
X1 keeps saying free games to come but no time table given(probally not till fall) a whole year since x1 release would be terrible but more than likely…
Ps plus keeps getting some decent free games.


Hmmm….have liked this debate for awhile. As the owner of a ps3 and xbox 360, my OPINION is that ps+ is the better deal. For this reason: first off, anyone who bitches about the price of either service is stupid. It’s $49-$60 A YEAR. Not really anything when we are all doling out $400-$500+ for consoles and $15-$65 for games (new/used). The reason I feel that ps+ is the better bargain is yes, GwG allows you to keep the games after the service ends and has some discounts, but its really only a side benefit of the XBL Gold which… Read more »


PS Plus is really good value for money .

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