Sooner or later we all knew it would happen, and to be honest, I am surprised that it took this long for it to occur. Sony has announced that if we are intending to enjoy the aspects of Playstation 4 online, then we will be required to pay for a subscription service to do so. The Playstation Plus subscription service will give PS4 gamers the great service that we have come to expect with online gaming on the current gen console, the PS3, but at a cost to do so in the next generation of gaming.
The new Playstation Plus subscription will have two levels of membership that somewhat resembles what Microsoft does with Xbox Live, but at a lower price. The Playstation derivative will run $49.99 per year or one can elect to pay for a three month subscription for $17.99. Currently, the cost to enjoy online gaming on Xbox Live runs $59.99 per year. Sony has also reassured gamers that if someone currently has a PS Plus subscription on the PS3 or the Vita, you will not have to purchase another subscription for online PS4 online gaming.