All publications by tag «PlayStation Plus»
Report: Jim Ryan skeptical of Game Pass power: “We’ve sold more PS5’s in two years than they have gathered subscribers”
Sony has been trying to convince antitrust regulators that the Activision Blizzard acquisition would make Microsoft a dominant force in game subscription services. However, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan has reportedly told employees that the company doesn’t view Game Pass as a potential threat to PS Plus.
Sony concerned that adding AAA exclusives to PS Plus at launch might “deteriorate” their quality
Sony plans to increase its investment in first-party games by over $300 million. However, the company still doesn’t want to adopt the Game Pass-style model and include its AAA titles in subscription at launch.
Report: Sony to require devs to make timed game trials for PlayStation Plus Premium subscription
Sony will require developers of certain games to make time-limited trials, according to the latest report. These versions must be at least two hours long, so they can be added to the PS Plus Premium subscription.
Game subscription services account for only 4% of total player spend of $81 billion in North America and Europe
Although game subscription services are on the rise, they are still relatively small to make a global shift in the industry. When looking at numbers, services like Game Pass account for only 4% of gaming revenue in the North American and European markets.
PlayStation transforms PS Plus into new subscription service with hundreds games and classic retro titles
Sony has introduced “all new PlayStation Plus,” announcing its transformation into a three-tier subscription service. Players will get access to a library that consists of both recent games and classic titles from PS1-PS3.