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Because Xbox Live users showed they would pay for it, and Sony realised they could to. Nintendo have also now realised they can.That's just an excuse for it though. Sure it's a good deal but why am I basically forced to pay for it?
That's just an excuse for it though. Sure it's a good deal but why am I basically forced to pay for it?
Well, that and the fact that the servers for online multiplayer cost quite a bit of money, more so as players numbers have exploded, and they were a poor relation to XBL back when they were free to use.Because Xbox Live users showed they would pay for it, and Sony realised they could to. Nintendo have also now realised they can.
So if you want to blame anyone, blame the consumers who didn't say no to paying for XBL and force a u-turn.
Ah, but don't forget that also gave publishers (mainly looking ta you here EA) the excuse to charge for on-line passes, the move to PS+ for online saw Sony ban them from the PS4 onwards.
Since playing online on PC is free we also have that, assuming one has a decent gaming PC. Still, appreciate Sony offering this. Maybe I will try GT Sport online for the first time.Agreed 100%.
Throughout my years of PS4 ownership, I only paid online for 2-3 months for GT Sport a bit and than called it quits. The whole concept of paying to play online never sat well with me. I already pay for internet every month (which is very expensive in Canada), I paid for the system, I paid for the game...and now I have to pay monthly? No thanks.
Some argue that you get games...well for someone like myself, I'm not interested in extra games since I don't have much time or desire to play anything outside of Gran Turismo & the Yakuza Games. If I do have the time or desire to try something else, I rather just buy the game myself. ^__~