While it took a while to build up steam, PlayStation Plus has evolved into a bonafide fan-service that has almost anybody with a PS3 clamoring for the next set of free games or discounts every week. As such, many have hoped that it would remain with the PS4 and not be replaced by an Xbox Live-esque service. Good news coming out of the European PlayStation Blog, then, with an interview with SCEE president and CEO Jim Ryan confirming it’d be a large presence in the new console:
“We’re very happy with the service that we’ve been able to offer with PS Plus. It’s been really well received – the value is quite extraordinary and the take-up has trebled over the course of the past year. We definitely see that as a core part of the way forward. We’re not yet in a position to disclose our plans for the future of PlayStation Plus, but there will definitely be a prominent role to play for it in the PlayStation 4 landscape.”
So it’s looking like even if there’s price increases/service changes, our beloved Playstation + will remain. Hooray for those who wouldn’t play a Platinum game otherwise!