We all know that PlayStation Plus has increasingly offered some of the most high profile games around for Free. It seems the PS Plus deal keeps on sweetening, and why wouldn’t it? As far as gamers can see things, it just seems to make sense for gamers to get games for free. Over here at the RGN HQ, we’ve often wondered though. Just exactly why are some of these games being given away for free when some of them haven’t even hit their profitability marks nor become old yet? Today we’ve found out thanks to a news posting by ShackNews made on the third.
It turns out that in addition to the obvious promotional value that some developers will factor in when releasing a sequel for something, Sony has also been paying off developers to offset the cost of lost sales that occur from putting up a game on PS+ for free to the members of Sony’s paid subscription network which will be required for online multiplayer on their next-gen PlayStation 4 console when it drops next month (November 2013).
Now before anybody jumps off the bandwagon, I mean deep end, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing nor do we see this as a huge scandal. Rather this announcement is simply a revelation as to the inner-workings of the PS+ business behind-the-scenes, and most of us aren’t business men of the game industry. We are gamers. So try not to use this as ammo in one of your silly fanboy wars people, seriously.
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