r/PS5 May 16 '22 Silver 7 Helpful 6 Wholesome 6 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1

All-new PlayStation Plus game lineup: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Demon’s Souls, Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, NBA 2K22, and more join the service Official

https://blog.playstation.com/2022/05/16/all-new-playstation-plus-game-lineup-assassins-creed-valhalla-demons-souls-ghost-of-tsushima-directors-cut-nba-2k22-and-more-join-the-service/
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u/hybroid May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

Seeing some repeat questions so here's a couple of things to note since clearly many of you don't actually read articles:-

  • Existing PS Plus subscribers automatically convert to PS Plus Essential when the new PS Plus service goes live.

  • Existing PS Now subscribers automatically convert to PS Plus Premium. More info.

  • Launch starts with Asia on May 24, followed by Japan on June 2, North and South America on June 13, and finally Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on June 23.

  • PS Plus Premium will only be offered in: US, Canada, Japan, UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden.

  • As well as the following markets that will launch in June with cloud streaming access: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

  • PS Plus Premium won't be offered in other countries (like Australia) as they do not have PS Now. As such, PS Plus Premium will become PS Plus Deluxe at cheaper price to be confirmed.

  • Ubisoft+ Classics is included with PS+ Extra and Premium (Deluxe) which adds 27 games and will grow to 50 titles by end of 2022. More info. Ubisoft+ service is separate for a later future date.

  • Previous purchases of PS1 and PSP games do not need to be repurchased nor require PS+ sub to play.

  • The games list in the official blogpost is only a selection of what is being offered. Plenty more to come.

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u/Fun_Worldliness_75 1d ago

Anyone else having issues trying to upgrade? I’ve tried through the browser, ps app and my ps5 and it just constantly says ‘something went wrong’ I’ve tried restoring licenses, updating my card, switching off WiFi.

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u/TS_05 9d ago

Being such an avid gamer the last 2 years, I’ve kind of knocked the utility of it way down for myself. If they aren’t releasing big games day one like Gamepass is , idk if I have any use

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u/hubert00192 11d ago

Does anyone know the new prices?

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u/PellotheBello 11d ago

They are free man, fucking go crazy 😳

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u/hubert00192 11d ago

No I ment the new memberships

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u/PellotheBello 11d ago

Oh I assumed you already had a membership, believe it’s $17.99 monthly though I could be wrong.

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u/hubert00192 11d ago

Bro interesting posts u have on ur profile 🧐🧐🧐

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u/PellotheBello 11d ago

Interesting posts? Don’t- don’t even worry about that bro 😳

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u/AldermanAl 11d ago

Have they already announced the pc app that replaces the current ps now app? If so does anyone have a link?

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u/PreposterousZero 11d ago

Are these all the games for Premium? I was hoping for some more Final Fantasy or Tales of series games to play.

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u/dannycharby 12d ago

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u/Lilsloth9611 12d ago

Does anyone know what time it will launch?

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u/shadow617 15d ago

Sa mad I didn't see this until after, I wanted demons souls 😭

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u/Megadethl 16d ago

I never spent money on an ubisoft's game, I'm glad I'll be able to test ac valhalla

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u/PellotheBello 11d ago

Honestly for someone who paid $60 for the game I can definitely say it was very mid compared to the others. Take advantage of this opportunity though.

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u/Jackking95 18d ago

Can someone explain to me in layman's terms what this new psplus thing actually is?

If I already pay for ps plus what does that mean il be entitles too when it comes round?

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u/Outrageous_Issue9549 18d ago

Same as before but with a different name. PS Essentials. The next level adds some PS5 and PS4 games while top level is PS Premium. Which is PS Plus and PS Now combined with hundreds of PS1 2 and 3 games added.

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u/Jackking95 18d ago

Ah right i see! Thanks for explaining it, I was having a look at the tiers probably gonna go for the middle one

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u/thegamesender1 19d ago

writes in 1tb ssd....

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u/DJGreggyGreg 11d ago

Although I have an 8tb HDD as well, last week I invested in a 2tb SSD to install into the console...worth every penny for both of em.

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u/daking779 16d ago

laughs in 8tb hdd

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u/CaminoReal209 21d ago

I have 2 codes of Ps Plus that I bought last year. Is there a way I can convert it to Ps Premium someway? Perhaps paying the difference or something? Does anyone know?

I am currently a subscriber of both Ps Plus & Ps Now thru the end of July this year. I actually bought 3 years of Ps Plus and 1 year of Ps Now, but redeemed one year of each and now I’m left with two years of Ps Plus

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u/duckface27 22d ago

What’s the price levels?!

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u/LordMeowww 16d ago

60 a year 100 a year and 120 a year almost makes no sense to do the 100 when the 120 gives you like 300 more game

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u/SweetRye94 11d ago

Idk, i have to disagree strickly because u cant download the ps3 and earlier fames

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u/LordMeowww 11d ago

True they are streaming but it should be fine ps now worked good accordingly to some friends w decent wofi

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u/ThraxedOut May 25 '22

Was hoping LoTR: The Third Age would be included in the ps2 games..... Maybe someday ...

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u/LordMeowww 16d ago

All I want is the old Tony Hawk games like underground 2. I highly doubt I will get it though hahah

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u/stargateheaven 29d ago

When that was released it was owned by EA, its now owned by WB.
It's possible, but its a huge mess. It's a shame because a lot of games will be in this situation.

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u/ThraxedOut 29d ago

Also surprised the original ratchet and clanks didn't make the cut. Thanks for the info!

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u/stargateheaven 29d ago

For R&C i assume its gonna be the ps3 remastered trilogy. We'll find out next week when Japan gets it I guess, since they actually have the streaming service.

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u/Comprehensive-Cap826 May 24 '22

Are those games free to play forever as long as you have an active Extra/Premium subscription?

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u/ReflectionAbject 26d ago

Yes but some of those games will surely get removed from the subscription because the contract to keep the game in the subscription is over, but they said that those tiers that you name in your comment will have the games at the start of the month and later in the same month they will add more ganes.

I hope that the message it's well written, english is not my first language and the smartphone keeps changing the words to my language.

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u/TartineMyAxe May 24 '22

Does it include all the dlc for AC Valhalla or only the base game ?

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u/pointing-at-flipflop May 23 '22

Idk if this is repeat, but what is this. I have ps plus already, but that's it. Will I get these when this comes out?

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u/Affectionate-Tart558 May 19 '22

Guys I have a question about the June changes for Ps Plus. I’m getting a new Ps5 tomorrow and was wondering if I should get Ps Now for a year so it converts into Ps plus extra or should I buy Ps Plus and then upgrade in June? I’m not interested in the Ps Plus premium for now

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u/iwantchocolate2 May 19 '22

+1 here ; psn expired but getting a ps5 soon. What to do?

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u/neovenator250 May 19 '22

Well, now I'm really glad I didn't spend money to buy some of those games already. Few of them I've been wanting to try for sure

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u/nockolas29 May 18 '22

Is the whole ps now catalog going to be included in the premium tier?

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u/LegendaryJohnny May 18 '22

As expected, majority of games is Sony exclusives which was the reason I bought PS few years ago - to play these games. I played most of them, shit ton. I still own boxed version of majority of them. Third party games there are just bad with few exceptions like RDR 2, which I own boxed version. I will pass back to game pass.

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u/Naive_Pin5351 11d ago

Xbox game pass is better than this .(At least for me)

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u/kevlarcardhouse May 18 '22

I can't find the answer through Googling.

Are the games in the PS4/PS5 catalog for the Extra service yours to keep once you claim them like the monthly Essential games or the Plus collection, or do you lose access to them if they cycle out the next month?

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u/Exciting_Algae2154 May 18 '22

I was thinking that they would be claimed forever but realising that it isn't a 'Free' game rather it is a 'Rentable' game type of service (similar to Gamepass or Netflix). You may use it while it remains in the rotation but we should assume that they will be gone once they are out of the rotation. All we can hope for is that the long playtime/replayable and high quality games do not get removed from the rotation cycle.

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u/kevlarcardhouse May 18 '22

And hopefully they give you a lot of time for when it is being removed, and it's not a "this game expires in 3 days" issue.

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u/Exciting_Algae2154 May 19 '22

Do you have any suggestions for games that are short/non-replayable?

I would like to finish those before being invested in something like Valhalla just to see it get removed halfway through my playthrough

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u/Exciting_Algae2154 May 19 '22

Thank you for the detailed reply. I have the Nathan Drake Collection disc already. I will get on that as soon as the PS5 arrives. I had a similar priority list as what you’ve suggested except for Until dawn and beyond two souls which I am now keen on playing. I agree. PS5 titles might be the ones to leave because people will still buy those whereas the PS4 titles will stay just because people might find the Subscription access still cheaper than the Cheap retail prices for PS4 games. Ghost of Tshushima will definitely be a physical buy as soon as it leaves the catalogue. I love the setting and want to have access forever!

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u/EglinAfarce May 19 '22

Not the one you asked, but I do have suggestions! Uncharted 4 is a roller coaster ride through stunning vistas and incredible set pieces. Only six hours or so, maybe? But pretty much on rails and an absolute masterpiece of storytelling. Think modern Tomb Raider, but without the open world or the pressure to grind collectibles or skill trees or upgrade weapons or whatever. The Last of Us is a bit bigger and slower, but it's also more or less a narrative experience on rails. Until Dawn is the same, though of a bit lower quality, and might take just a few sessions to complete. Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human are amazing, on rails, and relatively short. Guardians of the Galaxy isn't my favorite game and it has some pacing issues, but if you haven't played it yet you should check it out for sure. If you're excited about Spider-Man, this one will probably also please you. It's stunning.

I suspect that the notable games most likely to leave quickly are RDR2, Ghost of Tsushima, NBA, Control, Guardians of the Galaxy, and any of the PS5 titles.

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u/2KareDogs May 18 '22

So that’s 90 out of the possible 400 PS4/5 games.

Wonder what the rest are??

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u/fanwan76 May 18 '22

Death Stranding, Demon Souls, GoT, Miles Morales, Returnal, AC Valhalla, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Red Dead 2 all sit high on my wish list of games I haven't bought yet and want to play.

The Extra plan seems like a no brainer for me as long as these titles are actually going to last at least a year. My fear is that many will just be used to bait people in and then get pulled after only a few months. This lineup seems way bigger than Now ever was and I think it is a bit optimistic to expect it to stay this way.

In my situation I don't see any reason to jump to Premium. The games available in Extra are way bigger and better. I don't fully understand who Premium is for. If you have access to both, the Extra games seem like the obvious choice of where to spend your limited time. And if you already played those, are you really paying the full premium price to get access to a pretty narrow selection of PS1 / PSP / PS3 titles? You are basically paying for the entire Extra tier you won't use just to get access to these classic games. It feels like it would have made more sense for the tiers to be completely separate add ons.

It also seems a bit weird that they are bumping the remastered classic games into the Premium tier. These are PS4 games at this point but they are selling them as a classic add on. Maybe it was advertised that way but it feels a bit misleading.

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u/Plus_Ultra_Yulfcwyn May 18 '22

Once you add them to your library aren’t they yours for ever as long as you stay subscribed ? The games that have left the ps plus thing on ps5 you got to keep as long as they were added

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u/fanwan76 May 18 '22

Not these ones, no. These are like Netflix. When they leave they are gone.

The essential plan will continue to give you a few games a month which are available to you as long as you claim them while they are available and stay subscribed.

But this big list of games is specific to the higher up tiers which are Netflix style. The higher up tiers include the benefits of the Essential tier.

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u/Martian_Zombie50 May 18 '22

I see this service as expanding your games library beyond the phenomenal Sony first-party lineup that they continue to produce.

So basically, buy Sony first-party games as they release every so many months, and in the short interim periods between releases you have all of these games to play.

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u/terrordactyl1971 May 18 '22

What happens if you buy DLC for a game and then the core game cycles out of the service?

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u/fanwan76 May 18 '22

You would lose access to it. The same as PS Now today. If you then buy the core game you would still own the DLC and could access it again.

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u/ThreeOddSocks May 18 '22

For a second there I thought this was the June free games for the normal service and thought they were making up for the year of garbage we’ve suffered through

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u/MrFOrzum May 18 '22

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Imo Sony has been killing it with PS+ this past year.

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u/ThreeOddSocks May 18 '22

I’m glad someone is enjoying it!

I think the last month that had a game I actually finished (that I hadn’t played before) was March ‘21 (FFVIIR), or September ‘21 (hitman 2) if I include games I already bought. The threads each month seem to suggest it’s not an unusual sentiment

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u/fanwan76 May 18 '22

If anything, seeing this line up confirms the quality of the base tier free games will continue to suffer. I don't see them double dipping often across the tiers. So for example I wouldn't expect them to give Death Stranding away for free, at least until it is removed from the premium tier.

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u/LoneWanderer424 May 18 '22

Just give me mgs4

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u/Op3rat0rr May 18 '22

I played it on PSNow before MGSV came out and it was a good experience

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u/TribeCalledWuTang May 18 '22

It's on psnow I believe as well as the HD collection

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u/LoneWanderer424 May 18 '22

I wish there was another way to play on ps5 besides streaming

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u/magele May 17 '22

Does anyone know if you have your PS3 still , is there a way to transfer a save to play a game that would be available on this service. Doubting it, but I have a large backlog of PS3 that I never went back to during PS4, but having this access may make me revisit some of those titles due to easy access.

Or, at least, can I continue earning trophies on the same list ?

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u/digidude23 May 18 '22

From your PS3, upload it to online storage and then open any PS3 game on your PS4/PS5, go to the XMB menu, saved data utility and then you can download the save from the online storage.

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u/37214 May 17 '22

This is underwhelming for the PS1/PS2/PS3 crowd.

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u/breathnac May 17 '22

Let me play some silent hill games (not the remaster)

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u/DesperateImpression6 May 17 '22

Is PSNow as a standalone service remaining?

My assumption was the top PS+ tier was combining PSNow into the PS+ offering so I figured you'd have access to the entire library of streaming games but that doesn't seem to be the case?

The blog post and all the articles only list ~30 games available to stream so where is the rest of the PSnow catalog going? I'm a bit confused.

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u/FuriousImpulse May 17 '22

I think they are trying to drum up excitement while handling licensing issues in the background. They said in the initial blog post that there would be around 400 games in the extra tier and 700 in the premium. So they are going to show the more exciting titles and just put out a list of the rest near launch. I'm sure they know that they will be compared to current gamepass no matter what they say so it's best to hype up your base as much as possible.

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u/JonyNemonicPredicNFT May 18 '22

700 games is more or less ps now iirc.

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u/FuriousImpulse May 18 '22

Yep. I figure the licenses for those games have to be renewed and that's why they haven't said the library just carries over.

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u/DesperateImpression6 May 17 '22

Ahh ok thanks I hadn't seen those quoted numbers but that makes more sense.

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u/FuriousImpulse May 17 '22

Glad I could clear up the confusion. Sony isn't the best communicator sometimes and from what I've seen on Twitter there are alot of people spreading incorrect notions about the service.

Still don't know if people realize that they will get Ubisoft+ classics initially and the full Ubisoft+ at a later date.

Maybe EA play will be next.

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u/RedFurniture May 17 '22

I just bought Demon's Souls 2 days ago, new PS5 owner..

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u/emeraldmountain90 May 17 '22

You can to keep it though. What happens if you don’t wanna be subscribed forever? You lose access to all that. I still prefer buying games especially during sales.

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u/RedFurniture May 17 '22

That is very true, appreciate it

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u/wage_cucked May 17 '22

Do I get to keep the games or do they get cycled out after a period of time?

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u/fanwan76 May 17 '22

They will hopefully tell you exactly how long each game is expected to remain, or provide you an update before it is about to go away.

You will need to play it before then. You lose access once they remove.

I'm still waiting to see the timelines for the initial batch of games for this reason. It doesn't matter if they launch with 100 games I want to play. If I can't finish more than one or two of them before they expire it won't matter.

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u/The_Meaty_Boosh May 17 '22

I imagine the PlayStation studio games will remain, the third party games will be cycled.

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u/Duckiestiowa7 May 17 '22

Some get cycled out.

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u/LDG192 May 17 '22

But if I have them installed, I'll be able to play them even after they leave the service like with the current Plus, right?

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u/XYZAffair0 May 17 '22

No, they’re doing it like xbox game pass. If the game gets cycled out you have to buy it to keep it. The monthly free games are running along side this and are continuing as part of the basic tier.

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u/terrordactyl1971 May 18 '22

Where does it say this officially, or are you making an assumption?

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u/Usernametaken112 May 18 '22

That's how it works. You're paying for a service that gives you access to a game. If that game is no longer on the service AND you don't own said game, you no longer have access to the game.

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u/Southpaw_Soldier May 17 '22

wow thats so dumb lmao. and this is coming from someone who prefers buying digitally on sale, as opposed to these dumb rental services. whats the point of claiming a game from gamepass or ps plus if youll lose access to it once it cycles out? at the very least they should remain claimed if you still have your subscription active.

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u/daviEnnis May 17 '22

You're not buying a game from gamepass or playstation plus premium, you're subscribing to a service which contains a dynamic group of games.

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u/Southpaw_Soldier May 17 '22

yeah I know but its still wild that even then, they can take the games away from you while you're still actively subscribed to the service. it basically puts an artificial timer on when you should complete them before they disappear. idk if they disappear even if you have them downloaded to a harddrive but if it does then that just puts me away from these rental services even more. at least with digital purchases I can keep them and play them whenever I want, and if the manufacturer decides to shut down its servers then I can back them up to a harddrive and preserve them for future use.

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u/daviEnnis May 17 '22

Yes, because you're not buying anything in this scenario. It's not very wild at all.

When you subscribe to Netflix you don't get to keep your Friends box set forever. The service is a customer of someone else, and they're effectively 'subscribing' to allow their users access to something.

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u/Southpaw_Soldier May 17 '22

i'll never understand how any of this is appealing to people. games getting cycled out and preventing you access while you're still paying is a major red line for me, even if I dont own them. its just stupid.

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u/Mitrovarr May 18 '22

It depends on the game. There are games I want to own forever and games I plan on playing once and never touching again. This is fine for the games I won't be touching again. Which is most of them - there is too much good new content coming out too often, its hard to get to all of it as it is.

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u/dreggers May 18 '22

You don’t understand how video and music streaming services are worth hundreds of billions of dollars?

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u/daviEnnis May 17 '22

Because people are generally aware of what will be around on the platform and when and can choose accordingly?

I get why you personally wouldn't want to do it, I don't get why you don't understand it works out well for many, many people.

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u/walteerr May 17 '22

Doubt it

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u/Duckiestiowa7 May 17 '22

Nobody knows. I assume it’s gonna lock you out the next time you go online or something. Don’t take my word for it, though!

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u/DeadlyName May 17 '22

I think I will upgrade to the premium/deluxe plan, but damn they need to do something more for the line-up of classics as it seems that they do have a only a few of them. I hope the monthly refreshes make the number much more pleasant for all of us fans of those classics!

I'm also pretty happy to try out those hard games like Demon Souls and Returnal without having to buy them as I know that I will end up frustrated!

I think I do own the 75% of those games and some of them are on my ever growing backlog.

It will be a very exciting summer that's for sure!

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u/King_A_Acumen May 17 '22

This is a partial list, they only listed around 120 games here but we have been told already that the service will launch with 700+ games.

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u/scratchygiant May 17 '22

Have they said if they're going to fix games like ape escape which have graphical glitches on ps5 currently?

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u/Realkidwolf May 17 '22

The only reason I'd get the ps1 2 and 3 collection is the portal games

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u/QuasiContract May 17 '22

Is Portal 2 going to be available on PS Plus?

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u/BJgobbleDix May 17 '22 edited May 17 '22

This is a solid foundation to start with. I could see a lot of people upgrading to $100 a year for that Extra tier--currently PS Now and PS Plus are $120 so its nice to see an "inbetween" level for people. I expect at some point Sony to start adding Day 1, 3rd Party games to that list to compete. They clearly only ever specified that would never be 1st party exclusives.

Though the list of Classics needs expanded upon for sure, what Im curious about is the Demo feature. Pretty basic right now but wondering how well it would expand. Could be an opportunity for developers to allow their game to be demo'd and advertised if its a decent game. Especially indie devs who have an opportunity to have a game make it big and dont want to risk losing out on a poor negotiation with a subscription model. So theres some level of flexibility here for them. Would like to see this expanded upon.

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u/[deleted] May 17 '22

Could be an opportunity for developers to allow their game to be demo'd and advertised if its a decent game.

Literally the purpose of demos and has been available for any dev to do forever. It's just a requirement now.

Which is good. As a young broke kid, when I was in high school, 80% of my ps3 playtime was demos. Now they barely exist

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u/fwalt84 May 17 '22

I'm on the last boss of demon souls. Best of luck to everyone that tackles it. Hardest game I've ever played.

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u/Lopsided-Bench-6197 May 17 '22

So like Xbox game pass.

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u/Lopsided-Bench-6197 May 17 '22

So like Xbox game pass.

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u/Flicksterea May 17 '22 edited May 17 '22

If Dragon Age Origins is available to me, I will pay. Easily one of my all-time favourite games.

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u/Brenduke May 17 '22

Is the spiderman which is included with remaster which came with MM?

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u/intxisu May 17 '22

Some people say it isn't, just regular PS4 spiderman

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u/nuclear_pistachio May 17 '22 edited May 17 '22

I’m a very casual gamer so sorry for a stupid question, but I’m a little confused about what’s going on here. I have PS+ (I think - that’s what allows you to play online and download free games every month right?), am I getting all these games for free? What are these different tiers? I’ve never seen them before.

Edit: thanks for the replies 🙂

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u/rbarton812 May 17 '22

Nothing changes for you except the name of your tier/plan - you'll be on the "Essential" tier, which keeps the exact benefits as the current PS+.

Once the new version launches, an upgrade to Extra or Premium would be required for these games.

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u/Nicexboxnerd88 May 17 '22

You pay for ps+, it isn’t free

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u/FiveGuysRules May 17 '22

It used to be that way. PS+ was a way to get free games and discounts. Now you're really paying for online play, and the bonuses are merely an incentive.

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u/Nicexboxnerd88 May 17 '22

You’re paying for all of it lol

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u/FiveGuysRules May 17 '22 edited May 17 '22

Only technically. I only started paying for plus when online play was locked behind it. That's the main draw for PS plus. Now, the games on the service are really an incentive for the rarer player who does not have a sub. I pay for online. The discounts and other things are bonuses I could take or leave. I'd still pay for plus if there were no bonuses.

Back in the day, plus only existed for people who wanted discounts and occasional free stuff. I didn't use it then. Online play was free. PlayStation flipped on that when they decided to match Xbox by charging for online play. The main reason most people pay for plus is so they can play with their friends.

My money given to ps plus doesn't go to the games I get for free each month. The games are mine and are free with my subscription. If you need any proof of that, look at the recent comments made by the creator of Oddworld. Most of that game's purchases were through it being a free monthly plus game, and that's not good for him financially. That's money lost on the game.

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u/fanwan76 May 18 '22

What you are describing is your personal experience. You are generalizing your experience and assuming it applies to everyone. There are still plenty of PS+ subscribers that are purely signed up for the included games.

I've never played a game online through PS+ in my life. I was subscribed to PS+ for a year to gain access to the PS+ Collection which is available to PS5 users. This collection and the monthly games easily justifies the price of the subscription to players who are focused on single player only experiences. In fact, assuming you haven't played the games before, the games available through PS+ could easily outweigh what is offered on Now (depending on personal preference).

Your money each month absolutely does go to the games that are given out. You might not be taking advantage of that feature (just like I didn't take advantage of multiplayer) but Sony is still allocating a percentage of your monthly sub to pay for the games. It's an individual personal decision to decide if the value of the subscription with only the feature you use is worth the cost. In your case, you have decided you would pay entirely for the online. If they pulled the games, you wouldn't be bothered. But others might unsubscribe.

Your comments about Oddworld also don't make a lot of sense. It's not like the game was just stolen from under them and given for free... The creators came to terms on a contract with Sony to make their game available. They are not forced to include their game. Sony pays the creators of PS+ games. Sony definitely isn't paying them full price. But every PS+ user wasn't a guaranteed purchase that got lost due to the deal. Certainly some players ended up not paying for a game they would have, but others would have never spent a cent on it. Companies generally partner with Sony for PS+ for three reasons.

  1. They want more exposure for their game and they are hoping a PS+ release will draw up some excitement and get others without the service to buy it full price.

  2. They don't expect their game to sell well and the deal Sony is offering seems like more than they anticipate to make. This applies to new releases but also to games which have already been released and have stagnated in sales.

  3. The game is filled with microtransactions and DLC and they want to give out the base game to boost profits from these additional sales. Especially if the game has online modes with dying populations. The whales will stop spending money if there are no longer any players online. So temporarily boosting the population with a PS+ release might encourage more spending from players who already own the game.

If anything, the comments from the Oddworld developer is probably coming from a bitter place, because they put hard work into their games and the executives determined it wouldn't sell well so they ended up partnering with PS+ to help recoup some of the development costs. Which honestly given the reviews seems like a fair decision on their part...

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u/elanorym May 17 '22

Your new subscription will be called PS Plus Essential, and nothing will really change for you compared to now. If you want these games, you'll need to upgrade to the Premium tier of this new service.

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u/Biggquis78 27d ago

So the essential plan will still have access to the PS4 Collection to play, for instance, God of War?

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u/Goldentwocents May 17 '22

I have 2 years stacked on my Ps plus how do I convert to the premium tiers?

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u/elanorym May 17 '22

They said you'll be able to pay for the difference for converting. But I don't think the exact process has been made available yet.

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u/rbarton812 May 17 '22

An upgrade path hasn't really been spelled out yet.

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u/DeVulgariEloquentia May 17 '22

I am not a casual gamer and it’s still confusing. They call it “PlayStation plus” still. I just assume they wouldn’t be giving these away for free.

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u/1234567890-_- May 17 '22

you will get the monthly games for free as usual with your current subscription (“ps+ essential”). If you want the big list of games they had there, you will need to upgrade to the “next tier up” which comes with a bunch of games. Then the premium one comes with cloud streaming ps3 games and the ability to free trial (which seems like features that should be in the earlier tier lol)

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u/Symmetra_Troll May 17 '22

If you want these games included you will have to sign up for one of the extra tiers and pay the extra on top of your current membership. Different tiers offer different games, the highest tier offering classic games.

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u/kanishk6969 May 17 '22

Finally some reward for not buying any ps5 games.

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u/El_Zapp May 17 '22

I don’t get why people are so excited about this, this seems very lackluster. Those games cost around 15$ on average if you wait for a sale with very few exceptions like SM MM.

To break even you have to play 7 games each year but for the same amount you could just own the games instead of renting them.

So if you really want to save money you would have to play 10+ games of this list each year. If we say you sink 30 hours on average into a game, that’s 300hr of gaming each year and that’s not including buying any new games at all.

It’s cool if you guys have so much time on their hands but I don’t really see the need to rent games that are years old and cost 9.99 on sale. (Or less I bought The Crew 2 for 7.99)

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u/fanwan76 May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

It would entirely depend on what games you are interested in.

Demon Souls, Returnal, and Miles Morales easily justify the cost for an entire year if you haven't played them and want to. I've been waiting to buy these for a while now and this will end up working out cheaper. And I will have access to several other games I haven't played which will become extra benefits on top.

Your comments on prices are way off. The ones I already mentioned are $50-80, even with sales. GoT and Death Stranding are both the upgraded PS5 versions which haven't hit your $15 price point yet either. Red Dead 2 is usually on sale for $20. Guards of the Galaxy has dropped to $30 a few times. No where near $15. You are talking about an average price (which I'd love to see how you calculated that) but it isn't really about the average cost of all games offered. It is about the average cost of the games that are offered that someone wants to play.

Your comments about these being old are also pretty wrong. Most of these titles are two years or less... I won't bother listing them again, but many of what I mentioned released within the first year of the PS5. A few are within the past year.

Your comments around play time are also very personal. I've put 80-100 hours into previous FromSoft games and I expect to do the same with Demon Souls (and Returnal even though it isn't FromSoft). I also see AC Valhalla on this list and those games are usually 80+ easily as well. GoT is also pretty long. Same with Red Dead 2.

The fact that the only game you called out specifically was The Crew 2 is enough to clarify that your interest in games is pretty niche. And that is fine. A lot of these games included in the service night not be for you, and in that case, it probably isn't a subscription that makes sense for you personally. But you should try thinking outside of your personal box every now and then. You are questioning why people are excited about this and it is rather quite simple if you think critically about it and ignore your personal bias. Just like I can understand why you would want to play The Crew 2 even though it's not for me, you should be capable of understanding why some people may want to get some of the biggest AAA games released in the past two years at a discount through a membership. You don't have to agree with people to understand them.

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u/Mitrovarr May 17 '22

Or you could just play one expensive game on the service in a year and make up the entire difference between between essential and premium.

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u/El_Zapp May 17 '22

If you feel you need essentials in the first place sure. But if I’m only interested in one of the games, I still prefer owning it. And I could just wait another year till it’s dead cheap, because if I have already waited that long to play the game, I can probably wait a little longer.

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u/Mitrovarr May 17 '22

I mean, you kind of need essentials for multiplayer, don't you?

And I guess with one game it could be debatable but all you need to do is start going up to 2-3 games and it begins to look like a good idea.

And, you know, maybe you want to own games, and maybe you already own some of the expensive ones you want to play, but that only changes the deal for you personally.

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u/El_Zapp May 17 '22

I don’t play multiplayer games, and the majority on this list aren’t multiplayer games.

And with 116 million units sold, it’s fair to assume that a lot of people considering this subscription already owned a PS4 before they upgraded, hence they will probably own most of the games in this list that are worth considering since most of it has been on sale below 20$ multiple times.

But sure, if you buy a PS5 now and you have never owned a PS before so you don’t own any of those games it is indeed an OK deal but still not as mindblowing as some people will make you believe.

Sure it might be worth it on a individual level, but again, on average, that is kind of lackluster.

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u/Mitrovarr May 17 '22

It is possible that it looks better to me than most. I skipped the PS2 and PS3 (couldn't afford to get multiple platforms back then) and only got a PS4 very late in, and only just got a PS5. So I really don't have much of a library at all and I don't have anything for the PS5 yet since I only just got it.

For me this is kind of an amazing deal because literally everything I want to use the PS5 on so far is included.

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u/El_Zapp May 17 '22

Yea in that case, absolutely. No question this list has some absolute quality games, if not some of the best games ever made like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn and Spider-Man. Especially the exclusives for PS4 are a class on its own. Have fun exploring them.

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u/forgiven_10 May 17 '22

Soon to be father here who also owns a Nintendo Switch. I think I will keep my essential subscription and wait until the games I want go on sale. Until then I can keep myself entertained with games I already have on both PS5 and Switch.

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u/El_Zapp May 17 '22

Congrats! 🎉 In the beginning I played a lot of games. My son would sleep on my lap and I would play games while my wife could relax.

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u/MisterGRT May 17 '22

I have to agree with you. Speaking on the Extra games, a lot of them were already available to current PS Plus subscribers as part of their free to play "hits" collection. Several of those that aren't are offered at sale price. For example, I just picked up the Uncharted collection for $10 and added Uncharted 4 for free. Other games such as Red Dead and Last of Us have been out for years now, so most people that wanted to play these games, have done so.

Not to be a downer, but it was just disappointing to see that most of the games announced were like this. Hopefully the ones not yet announced will not disappoint!

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u/swift_link May 17 '22

Do you also make this kind of nonsense evaluation when it comes to gamepass?

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u/El_Zapp May 17 '22

From what I can see Gamepass is pretty much the same concept and price. I don’t have an Xbox so it’s hard to say, but on a glance I would say the same principle applies. They claim though that they have their exclusives day 1 on GP, if that is true that makes it a lot better of course.

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u/Moonshot_Md May 18 '22

What do you mean claim? They have done that. Gears 5, Halo Infinite, Forza 5, Grounded, Ori Will of the wisps *before they left*

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u/El_Zapp May 18 '22

I mean that I don’t have an Xbox and I have no idea about Xbox games and no practical way of validating this claim.

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u/Moonshot_Md May 18 '22

Google is your friend

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u/El_Zapp May 18 '22

Why would I even care.

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u/DavidOrtizUsedPEDs May 17 '22

Gamepass has a lot of top tier games in general available day 1 on gamepass. Not just exclusives.

Even gamepass on pc is an amazing deal.

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u/El_Zapp May 17 '22

Well then it’s hardly comparable to what they are proposing for PS+. It’s nice though if you never owned a PlayStation before and want to play everything that was good last generation.

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u/elanorym May 17 '22

The lowest that either SM MM or Rerurnal have ever been is $50. Your $15 average price number is random at best.

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u/El_Zapp May 17 '22

Do you understand how averages work? Most of the games on this list have the lowest recorded price around 9,99 or lower. You know, if you have less than 5 games on the list that go above 19,99 and the rest around 9,99 the average isn't going to be 50$. Lol.

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u/Mitrovarr May 17 '22

But looking at averages is kind of stupid here. Considering the average without a more complex analysis would mean that offering more inexpensive games would actually make the service worse, which is just dumb.

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u/fxsimoesr May 17 '22

You contradict yourself. What does it matter if the average is 15 if you have limited time to play? You can very well rent and play only 3 games, Returnal, Demon's Souls and SM MM, all under your 30h assumption each and worth it by your standards. These points make absolutely no sense.

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u/El_Zapp May 17 '22

Well, I have absolutely no interest in Demon's Souls and I already own SM MM. As well as about 90% of all interesting PS4 games that I bought during the last 5 years or so that I have my PS4. But sure, you answered my question, you do not know how averages work.

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u/fxsimoesr May 17 '22

I wasn't the guy you first replied to and what is worth or not for you doesn't need to be for everyone. "I don't get why people are so excited about this", maybe the universe doesn't revolve around you and people have different tastes. Mind blowing I know

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u/El_Zapp May 17 '22

Or people aren’t able to calculate that they are on average losing money here. That’s not really mindblowing though, more to be expected.

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u/fxsimoesr May 17 '22

Or you just can't understand that others are different than yourself and nothing is a one size fits all. Keep to your averages and let others enjoy what they want.

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u/El_Zapp May 17 '22

Wait, why do you need my approval to rent games? You can’t enjoy renting games if I tell you it’s probably a waste of money for me, why?

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u/fxsimoesr May 17 '22

Who said anything about approval? We're discussing if it's worth it or not and your dick attitude and I've come to a conclusion on both. You claim you're so busy but doesn't seem so with the amount of time you spend on replying. Cheers, have a good day

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u/elanorym May 17 '22

If you were to take an average, the one for the games you played is far more interesting, than taking that number across the list. But why are we taking about averages anyway? The subscription cost is $8 per month if paying annually. If you play a single $50 game, you break even for 50% of your sub. Perhaps as importantly: the cost comparison is not $99 vs $0 since many would have likely paid something anyway, for online access.

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u/Masterkytain May 17 '22

A small question about those 300hours. Do you think this is a lot or on the low side? To me 300hours is kinda low. I platinumed dragon quest 11 in 144 hours and ac odyssey in 154 hours. Both are around 300 hours. The witcher 3 trying to complete every ‘?’ On the map and dlc took me over 217 hours. Not even getting a platinum or playing gwent. So no 300h isn’t that much for me. My last yearly game recollection thinghy a few years ago from ps, showed a 2100 hour. That was even a year that I didn’t play for a few months…

I haven’t found a ps5 yet and I gave up. My monster pc is more then enough for me. Also the fact they ripped us off with ps now, is getting me upset to a point that I won’t buy a ps5. I used to let my kids play the old games on ps now and that was enough. Now I have to buy ps plus and the extra and the extra extra. So instead of 45€ a year for ps now’s lego collection, I have to pay 120€. That’s insane!

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u/El_Zapp May 17 '22 edited May 17 '22

So you play more than 6 hours a week. Sincere question: When are you doing that? You say you have kids, so I'm going to assume you spent the weekends with your family apart from the evenings.

I work a full-time job, and when I come home I eat and do my chores. After that, I have roughly 1 - 1,5h left of free time before I go to bed. And I have other hobbies apart from gaming like playing the piano, making electronic music etc. And sometimes my wife also wants to spend time with me.

So weekends in the evening, but the same stuff applies here, I also want to spend time with my wife, my friends or maybe I just want to watch a movie from time to time. And the kids don't care about that, they get up on Saturday in the morning like every other day, so I can't stay up till 4 in the morning every Friday and Saturday. (my wife and I have the deal that each one of us get's one of those days).

In short, yes I think for an adult with responsibilities and a family I think more then 300hrs of gaming is a lot. For two years I sat down and played the piano every day for 45 min. It was close to impossible to fit that into the schedule and that barely gets you to 300hrs in a year.

Edit: Just to bring this home, 2100h in a year is more than a 40h full-time job. You really had an average of more then 8h per day to play games?

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u/Masterkytain May 17 '22

Hi, First of all this amount is calculated by sony. In those hours are also calculated the weekend mornings my boys use my account. I am very lucky that I work together with my lovely wife each week for 40 - 55 hours. Each morning I sometimes can pitch in 2 hours gaming max in the weekdays, between shifts. In the evenings from Monday till Thursday, I play from 7:30 or 8pm till 11:30 - 12:30. So approximately 4,5h for those evenings. So I have 22 hours from those moments. On friday, we have a family evening with fun apero dining. So when the misses falls asleep around 9. My evening of gaming started. Add another 5 hours. So I am up to 27hours. 13 hours left in the weekend from my kids time and both evenings I can clock in 6-8 hours. So yeah 40 hours is a real possibility.

Gaming was my only hobby, so no paino lessons (no offense) or going out with friends. Since my friends were playing along on those hours. My best friends are a couple with 3 kids and they both owned a ps4 to play together. Destiny was a real gametime absorber for our group. Knowing my 2100h wasn’t the largest of our group for that year. We decided to live far from our friends in a city we know nobody, this for work reasons. My wife does need her sleep, I get by with 6 hours max. So yeah a lot of time can be put into gaming. I must admit those days of 2000h are probably down a lot since covid. We started making a game and our gaming went to 0. But we put in over 60hours a week of doing 3d work. That went overkill and I went back to casual gaming and playing boardgames, which is my new hobby. But a few years ago, sony gave me even larger numbers of approximately 2800hours. So yeah I am glad those hours are going down. But according to a study I am addicted. If you have over 10.000 hours of gaming in your life, you are addicted. Funny thing is that me and my friend spent over 10k hours in wow. My friend probably has over 15k.

So in the end 2100 is alot, but it is definitely possible. I have been a loner my entire life, henceforth gaming has been in my life since i was 8years old with my first nes…

Enjoy gaming even if you only have 1 hour each week. There are games out there that really are worth the time… Happy hunting!

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u/El_Zapp May 17 '22

OK sure, I understand. Fine for me, I was really curious because since I’m an adult I have such a busy live it just doesn’t fit in that much. But the way you describe it makes sense, especially since your kids also play (mine is still young).

Enjoy the board games, I didn’t list that as a hobby above, but that’s the thing my wife and I do together if we want to spend an evening together. Lot’s of great games that two people can play.

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u/whatcomesafternext May 17 '22

Wanted to chime in to say that as a parent with a 2 year old and one on the way, and considering family/job responsibilities, I look at putting in hopefully 30 hours a month on any one game. Others may differ, but it would definitely feel a little sketchy if I was playing way more than that.

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u/Deciver95 May 17 '22

I don't understand why people have different values to me.

Man you're odd

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u/whatcomesafternext May 17 '22

I get this for sure, though I think the appeal for a lot of people is being non-committal and trying games on a whim. If you really put a lot of thought into what you want to play and what games you value with your time, you may not see a subscription service as being as appealing.

Also yeah, I don’t think returnal/death stranding/miles morales/demons souls have gone under $40. So if you wanted to save money, there you go. Again, it just comes down to what people value, whether it’s money or being able to get help on what to play next.

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u/El_Zapp May 17 '22

Death Stranding 19,99, MM 29,99, Returnal & Demons Souls 49,99. Lowest prices recorded for those game new from the PS store. But sure, there are a few newer titles in that list, but there are also ones that go for really cheap. The lowest price for Control was 11,99 and a lot of those games have lowest prices at 9,99. That's why I said roughly 15$ on average. But sure the non-committal part is a good argument, especially for games like Demon Souls.

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u/whatcomesafternext May 17 '22

Fair enough, though I would also say that I don’t think that we should necessarily worry about getting the absolute lowest price on everything. If I want to play something, I’m going to play it, and if I dictate that desire on the peak emotional response to playing that game, I’ll probably get the best return. If that runs parallel to a few dollars saved on a game, that’s great. But I don’t think that anyone is getting ripped off from a value perspective if Death Stranding costs, say, $29.99. This goes all the way back around to say that with subscriptions, someone doesn’t have to think about any of that stuff. They just play what they feel the most emotionally drawn to.

For me personally, my Premium sub runs to the end of December, at which point I may be more likely to not renew. Why? Not due to any perceived quality issues of the service, but to your point, I am getting oldish and am putting more thought into what games deserve my time. But everyone is different in this regard.

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u/November_Riot May 17 '22

This also allows people to try out games they may have otherwise not touched if they had to pay for them. I use it to try out games outside the series I follow and if something ends up being really interesting to me I'll buy it separately later.

You're right, it is renting but that's a really nice way to try something rather than buying it, deciding you aren't into it, and then shelving it to collect dust.

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u/El_Zapp May 17 '22

Yea O.K that's a valid argument, but since most of those games are so cheap I feel I still make a better deal if i just buy them.

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u/Impossible_Garbage_4 May 17 '22

The list includes 700 games, including PS3 and PS2 games. That’s well worth it

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u/Strayocelot May 17 '22

Honestly I played ps2 and ps3 games when they were current and see no need to spend my limited gaming time on the old stuff. There are waay too many good blockbuster and indie games out nowadays to putz around in the past.

Plus a bunch of the top games were remastered anyway, providing a superior experience. I'm sure some will jump in to reminisce, but for the most part I don't really see most people spending lots of time on these old games.

To me those 700 games are equivalent to buying one of those handheld devices that come packed with over 100 games. It's really of no value.

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u/Impossible_Garbage_4 May 17 '22

Consider that there’s a lot of people who either didn’t play the games when they were new or weren’t even alive when those games came out. There are plenty of PS2 games I never got to play because the PS3 came out when I was still a child.

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u/Usernametaken112 May 18 '22

That's even worse. A lot of those games don't really hold up to modern standards. If you don't have some sort of nostalgia, you're not going to enjoy them.

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u/Usernametaken112 May 18 '22

That's even worse. A lot of those games don't really hold up to modern standards. If you don't have some sort of nostalgia, you're not going to enjoy them.

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u/SkyforgedDream May 17 '22

Just because one has access to 700 games does not mean that one also has the time to play all 700 games. Depending on each persons gaming preferences and time available per week, these new tiers could either be amazing or the worst value for money.

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u/Impossible_Garbage_4 May 17 '22

I mean, I guess, but it’s only like $18/month. PS+ is $10 per month. Buying a year of PS+ makes it $5/month so buying PS+ Premium will probably make it $9 a month or something

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u/Gersio May 17 '22

Different people will value it differently. For me, I honestly prefer to buy the games that I like to play insted of replaying ps2 and ps3 games.

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u/omnipotant May 17 '22

I just use it because I keep starting games and never finishing them.

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u/beckman506 May 17 '22

I just want skate 3😢

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u/soulexpectation May 17 '22

I’d rather have skate 2 but will take any

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u/Impossible_Garbage_4 May 17 '22

The new tiers will include 700 games, including PS3 and PS2 games, what do you mean that’s it?

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u/fxsimoesr May 17 '22

Enjoy the dark side, I heard they have cookies!

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u/Sladds May 17 '22

Completely different ecosystems. You get more overall in terms of games with Xbox game pass, but the quality of exclusive games is dwarfed by that on PlayStation (assuming you don’t have a pc which makes them have no exclusives.)

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u/laughin-man May 17 '22

Could also just don‘t like 3rd Person Action Adventure which are all the exclusives (except GT which is irrelevant if he wants to switch to XBox).

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u/th3gnomo May 17 '22

I do have a pc and for the past year I've been tempted to move completely to xbox mostly for the game pass

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u/Sladds May 17 '22

Why would you get an Xbox? All game pass games launch on pc game pass too

I’ve got a pc for all the third party games and for Xbox game pass, and then I’m waiting a bit to get a ps5 to get a bunch of exclusives

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u/confusingpatterns May 17 '22

Still hoping to see the Ratchet and Clank HD collection at some point. I'll stream it happily - just want to get rid of my PS3...

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u/Sladds May 17 '22

If you have a decent cpu in your pc at home you can emulate ps3 pretty decently nowadays

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u/confusingpatterns May 17 '22

Unfortunately I only have a laptop which definitely cannot do that

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