Sony is delivering mixed blessings here at E3: while it’s more than willing to avoid DRM on the PlayStation 4, it just echoed Microsoft’s approach to multiplayer services. You’ll now need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online. That may be a small price to pay when both Plus and the PS4 itself are cheaper than Xbox Live and the Xbox One, but it’s an unfortunate extra cost for those used to getting their multiplayer gaming for free.
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PS4 to require PS Plus membership for multiplayer play