With tomorrow being July 4th, I am not sure how much news there will be. But I'll be sure to post anything I come across!
Do not be fooled by the fact that Playstation Plus members will receive Until Dawn this month. Yes, Until Dawn is actually a great score when it comes to PS Plus titles, but for the past few months the offerings have been less than stellar, and the service as a whole is long overdue for a revamp. Welcome to
Playstation Plus launched as a service in June of 2010. Back then, playing online was free, so Sony had to be a lot more creative to make the service attractive. They mostly succeeded in doing this, and a lot more goodies were offered back then. The monthly games were of course there. But there was more than just that.
For starters, there were a lot more random rewards for being a PS Plus member. Many game betas would only be accessible if you were a subscriber. Avatars and themes for PS Plus members were also common.
One of my favorite benefits was the option to try games before they were bought. For the PS3, there were dozens of games that PS Plus members could download and play in full for one hour. The entire game was downloaded, and nothing was restricted, including trophies, for that one hour. It wasn't a groundbreaking, or even widely used, but it was something.
But these benefits have mostly disappeared now that PS Plus is required for online play. Sony has gotten lazy, which is putting it
To start, support for the Playstation 3 needs to stop. Most Playstation fans have moved over to the PS4, and even
The point here is that Sony needs to do a lot more than just improve the quality of monthly PS Plus games. When the service first launched, it felt like a monthly goodie bag for subscribers. But now it feels like a requirement that only offers something amazing once in a blue moon.
At the very least, if Sony doesn't want to return to the glory days of PS Plus, then they need to offer a different option for those who don't want all of the extra benefits. I’m talking about a $20-$25 option that will simply allow subscribers to play games online. I don't believe it to be an ideal situation, but it is something that needs to be seriously considered if Sony refuses to enhance the full subscription.
Where would you like to see Sony take PS Plus? Or maybe you think it is fine the way it is? Either way, be sure to leave a comment below!