news\ Jun 10, 2013 at 11:19 pm

E3 2013: PlayStation Plus membership required for PS4 online play

Sony E3 2013 press conference - PS4

Sony confirmed at its E3 press conference that the PlayStation 4 will require PlayStation Plus to play games online. 

The price of PlayStation Plus will stay the same -- $49.99 a year -- and existing Plus memberships on the PS3 and Vita will be extended to cover the PS4. Even more, PS Plus subscribers will get a copy of the PS4 launch title DriveClub for free as part of the Instant Game Collection. One PS4 title a month will be available to PS Plus members.

Other games confirmed for the Instant Game Collection include Don't Starve, Outlast and Secret Ponchos.

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