Alright, so what's with the sudden ps+ gloating in this thread?
No one claimed Sony hasn't provided a good lineup of games now.
I swear, some of you are so invested in the console wars that its impossible for to avoid the topic. PS+ is a great value as long as there are enough games that you like and don't already own. They have grown the selection from something too small to be worth it to a wide variety. The only downside is that you can only play those games as long as you pay for plus. Sony has to keep a steady rotation of decent games to keep gamers coming back.
MS has decided to offer something similar. As with Sony, the current selection isn't great, but if they decide to continue it beyond the end of the year, that selection should get better. While the selection isn't great, the advantage is that the games you get are not tied to paying for Gold. I'm guessing MS did this since it wasn't as much about keeping gamers on Gold as they are locked in for multiplayer.
That is all about this gen. What about next gen? Is there any info on what Sony or MS will do in regards to their services for next gen?
We know that Sony now requires you pay for ps+ for multiplayer, so that means other features could become less important to them. For MS, they already have the pay wall, so they could be looking to fill in the gaps that ps+ offers. The reality is, any service offering older games won't work for next consoles at launch, there just isn't any content. It'll be interesting to see what each side does to offset that, if anything at all.