Playing FIFA 14 on Playstation will not longer be free. With PS4, you will have to pay to play FIFA 14 online.
Pay to Play FIFA 14 Online on PS4
Playstation 4 is coming and you probably really want to play FIFA 14 on it. But you may not know everything about the new console. We bring you here something that you should know: you will have to pay to play FIFA 14.
One of the good things about Playstation is that we don’t have to pay to play games online. It is one of the reasons why we have chosen the Sony console and not the one from Microsoft. As you probably know, it doesn’t happen on XBox.
XBox Live has membership at two levels, Silver and Gold. Silver is always free, to anyone signing up, but does not allow online play. The Gold membership level allows online play and costs something as $60 per year. The experts says that Microsoft online gaming is a strong and more secure experience. And that’s what Sony want to change.
In order to improve their online service, The PlayStation 4 will require a PlayStation Plus subscription to access online multiplayer. You may still play online games that doesn’t required multiplayer feature without paying anything but it is not the case of FIFA 14. You will have to pay to play FIFA 14 online.
Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said that it would have been “absurd” to keep the service free, considering the “large investment of resources” Sony has made for online infrastructure. “The main pillar for the PS4 will be online play. We’re developing many new ways to play and connect which requires a large investment of resources,” Yoshida said. “Considering the cost, to try to keep such a service free and consequently lower the quality would be absurd. We decided that if that’s the case, then it would be better to receive proper payment and continue to offer a good service.”
We don’t like of the idea of have to pay to play FIFA 14 online but the truth is that Playstation Plus is not expensive (less than $5 per month and with 3 free months for new PS4 owners) and has great features besides the multiplayer online gaming to Playstation 4:
- Free Games
Free Hit games for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita System
- Huge Discounts
Exclusive discounts of up to 75% on the PlayStation Store
- Instant Game Collection
New games are added to the collection every month, so your collection grows larger the longer you are a member.
- Membership for 3 Devices
One membership works across PS4, PS3 and PS Vita systems
PlayStation Plus members can carry their membership over to their PS4 system, and continue to use it with their activated PS3 and PS Vita systems, at no additional cost.
- Automatic Updates
Automatic Update gives you the choice to receive the latest PS3™ and PS4™ system software and all your latest game updates without lifting a finger. It can enable automated Trophy sync and game saves with PlayStation®Network or deliver selected game and video content directly to your console.
- Online Games Saves
With PlayStation®Plus, you can effortlessly load countless game save data files with 1GB of storage on the PlayStation®Network and access them on other PlayStation®3 systems.
- Full Game Trials
Try before you buy. Play the full game for 1-hour. If you decided to buy the game, you pick up where you left off, and the trophies you earned will unlock.
- Exclusive & Early Access
Enjoy exclusive content for your PS3™ and PS4™ receive priority access to selected betas and demos.
The PlayStation 4 will be available from November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe.
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