Yeah you have to pay for Sony online now but it looks way better than it was on PS3.
They also have PS plus which gives away free games every month. It's kind of a ridiculous deal. Which is great for consumers but I wonder how the developers feel. If I end up getting it I'm probably not going to buy almost any Sony exclusive games for a few months because after that they'll just end up free on PS plus.
Yea the PS plus feature seems awesome. I had a ps3 for a while but then it broke and I switched to xbox. I really liked the ps3 but xbox live was much better IMO. But now it looks like PS4 online is gonna amazing. For those of you getting the ps4, let me know how it is!
developers will not feel anything. It's a marketing scheme. It attracts more buyers because you get a year subscription for free games. Not sure how good the games are, but its their method of "beating" Microsoft. As a gamer, I like that idea regardless of how new or old the game is...just having free stuff is fun
. Also, this 1 year is a window for Sony to step their game way up. Ok you have these bundles, these games, these features for a year if I buy now vs Microsoft, now convince me to stay.
From what I've read, Xbone has some cool features - like the walk in, voice commands, and cable. Ok, the games you have now, and the subscription can convince me to stay for a year, now convince me to stay longer than that.
In my opinion, since I'm a loyal fan of Playstation, I'll stay regardless, but I cannot speak for my friends who had both.