Yesterday Sony announced that it’s monthly subscription service required to play online is to undergo a major change on 8th March 2019.
As it stands right now subscribers to PS Plus not only have the ability to play online but also receive six free games every month. These are two PS4 games, two PS3 games and two PS Vita games.
All that is set to change though come March 2019 when the PS3 and PS Vita games will be moved from the subscriptions. Leaving only PS4 games to be in the free monthly offerings.
Whilst this may seem like a bad deal for subscribers at first (dropping from six free games to two) It may not necessarily be the case. The first point to consider is just how many people download the free PS3 and Vita games every month? Surely the market for them is dwindling?
The Vita never really took off in the UK and the PS4 has been available for almost 5 years so it is probably about time to close that market down. The second point to be made is that the money spent on the free games every month could be redirected into providing a better standard of games for the free PS4 offerings.
Personally, I would like to see the removal of ps3 and Vita games replaced with Playstation now, the games streaming service. If it is included in the PS Plus subscription it would go a long way to quelling the moaning online that arrives every month with PS Plus.
Surely it makes more sense to have Sony’s version of Netflix for games as an option for past titles? The PlayStation Now service has some excellent content but as yet another £12.99 a month subscription most gamers just haven’t taken up the offer. Including it in PS Plus subscriptions would boost the audience and silence most of the shouts for backwards compatibility to be added to the PS4.
What do you think about PlayStation removing PS3 and PS Vita games from PlayStation Plus subscriptions as of March 2019? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below