As I’ve said many times before, PlayStation Plus is probably one of the best deals in video games right now. Pay about $50 for a year’s worth of access and you get tons of free games, plus discounts on new games. It’s tough to beat, and most of the games are actually really good. If you have a PlayStation 3 or a Vita, you’re silly if you don’t subscribe.
But then, what will happen when the PlayStation 4 rolls around this holiday season? According to a post on Polygon, PlayStation Plus will play an important role in that new console too. But how is still a bit of a mystery.
The post points the way to the PlayStation Blog, on which Sony Europe’s president and CEO Jim Ryan explained how Plus will function in the coming years with the new console in the picture:
“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.”
That’s good. That’s very good. Of course, it’d be a lot better if Ryan had explained just how, exactly, PlayStation Plus would work with the new console. Hopefully there’ll be an easy and cost-free way to link your existing account to get some awesome value out of the new console. Perhaps more free games and early beta access on the PlayStation 4, all at the same low-low cost? That’d be swell.
Hey Sony: do that thing I just said. Please. I just re-subscribed (with three more months free if you re-up in the next few days), so I’d hate for it to go to waste when the new console rolls around.