Gaming Why the PS+ Membership Is Worth It Advertisement Sometimes I feel like I agree with all of the people who hate on the PlayStation Plus subscription service offered by Sony for the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita systems. But then I look at everything that the PS+ gets you for only, and yes… I said only, 60$ per year. The pros of the PS Plus service far outweigh the cons. When you look at it from a price and convenience standpoint, it is most definitely worth every penny. The cons of the PS+ service Let’s get the worst parts of the PS+ service out of the way first. The free games you get every month are basically rentals. That’s about it. I got nothing bad to say about the PS+ service other than that. The pros of the PS+ service Now, let’s take a look at all the great stuff you get by getting a subscription. Monthly Plus Games – You get FREE games every month. At least 2-3 quality indie or AAA titles are available for download during each month. These games average around a 70-80 Metascore when combined, and a price tag of usually 50$-120$. That’s AT LEAST 50$ of value you get each month. 10GB of online storage for game saves – do I need to say more? One of the most convenient features in modern day gaming. Online Multiplayer – First off, you don’t need to have the PS+ subscription active to play free multiplayer games on the PS Store. With that out of the way, with PS+ active, you get access to multiplayer features for a lot of PS4 games that you wouldn’t have otherwise. The free games you get each month are, for the most part, amazing titles. Games like Tales from the Borderlands, Broforce, Just Cause 3, Dragon Age: Origins, Limbo, God of War: Ascension and many more. Exclusive content and discounts in PlayStation Store. The sales. Oh god… the sales. The sales that Sony offers on a frequent basis are already pretty awesome. Many titles drop to as low as 40% of the original price. But that’s not all. With PS+ you get even better discounts. Games that had a 20% discount would have around 25-30% with PS+, maybe more in some cases. Auto game patch download from rest mode – I usually leave my PS4 in rest mode when I leave the house and it’s really convenient to have all the games patch on their own while I’m away. Exclusive early access to new full game trials, demos and public beta trials – These include, for example, things like the For Honor Full Game Trial that you had access to during the past weekend. And yes, it’s exactly as it sounds like – A Full Game Trial. You get access to every feature of the full game ( Aside from trophies, which get unlocked when you buy it. ). The best thing about this was that the game was discounted to 30$ during the Free Trial period if you had decided you liked the game and wanted to buy it. Final thoughts Yes, I might be a fan of PlayStation, but this is an objective look into the PS+ services that Sony provides you for just 60$ a year. That’s 5$ per month. And yes, there are still a lot of people who prefer having physical copies of games. I can understand that to a degree… however, you can’t deny the fact that having games digitally is a lot more convenient. First of all – You won’t have to deal with discs that won’t read properly. You can’t lose a game or lend it to a friend who might lose it or won’t give it back. In the end, many other online services charge different amounts of money for them, why should Sony be any different? Prev postNext post Advertisement Related Topics: Up Next Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn – A new tabletop experience for Civilization fans. Don't Miss Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Blood Orchid coming this month 1 Comment 1 Comment Kami August 15, 2017 at 6:22 pm I paid $60 for a game and the PS+ sub is holding it to ransom, That is a scam no matter how you slash it. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Advertisement AdvertisementAdvertisement Advertisement Trending Featured2 months ago The Rise and Fall of EA’s Reputation Featured3 months ago Ubisoft announced Year 3 of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Support and Content Featured2 months ago Is Game Development Profitable?