PlayStation Plus subscribers get two launch PS4 games for free

Sony has already announced it will be giving people who purchase the upcoming PlayStation 4 access to the premium PlayStation Plus service for 30 days, along with other extras. Today, the company announced that PS Plus subscribers will be able to download and and play two launch games for the PlayStation 4 for free.

The official PlayStation blog reveals the new PS Plus free games for PS4 owners will be the 2D sci-fi shooter "Resogun" and the puzzle/platformer game "Contrast." In addition, PS Plus users can download a starter pack for "Warframe," the free-to-play sci-fi third person action game that's a console exclusive for the PS4 (it was originally released for the PC). The Starter Pack contains a bunch of in-game content that will be immediately available to access for PS Plus users.

As we have reported before, PS Plus is required to play multiplayer online games on the PS4, and normally starts at $9.99 a month. PS4 owners will also get 30 days of free access to Sony's Music Unlimited streaming service and $10 in credits to use for anything in the PlayStation Store. So far, Microsoft has yet to announce any plans to offer free Xbox Live Gold access for people who purchase their upcoming Xbox One console.

Source: PlayStation blog

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SO it cost $120 per year to play online with other player. How splendid !

XoNE will probably keep the same price and have better infrastructure for online gaming experience. Right now, other than better spec and remote play in PS4 i can't find any particular outstanding feature that will compete with their competitor. Microsoft is confident that over time their console will become better due to their expertise in optimizing OS for gaming.

Master of Earth said,
SO it cost $120 per year to play online with other player. How splendid !

Maybe if you buy one month at a time, I'm not sure, but a whole year is $49.99 and three months is $17.99.

"any plans to offer free Xbox Live Gold access for people who purchase their upcoming Xbox One console."

I'm sure i read in one of their press releases that a free XBL voucher would be inside every box? Of course it could be the pointless 24 hour one.

So 2 games(with sub to ps+), 30 days of ps+, and $10 credit for the psn store... And I'm not getting jack **** with my xbox purchase...

Bu Yusuf Mehdi says "We have a more complete value proposition than our competitors" so that proves you'll be happy with your Xbox purchase.

Geezy said,
Bu Yusuf Mehdi says "We have a more complete value proposition than our competitors" so that proves you'll be happy with your Xbox purchase.

I'm sure I'll be happy, but free games certainly make me happier

Spicoli said,
You get a new, modern system and not last decades regurgitation for more money.

And it looks like Yusuf himself has graced us with his presence, along with his sound argument about why the XBox One is better. His use of such riveting key words like "modern system," and "regurgitation." It's as if he has them copied to his clipboard somewhere so that he can easily paste it throughout the land of Neowin.

benthebear said,

And it looks like Yusuf himself has graced us with his presence, along with his sound argument about why the XBox One is better. His use of such riveting key words like "modern system," and "regurgitation." It's as if he has them copied to his clipboard somewhere so that he can easily paste it throughout the land of Neowin.

But instead of coming up with a sensible reply and being the better man, you bash.

virtorio said,
Sony have been giving away free games with PS+ for a long time.

I Know and they are sending out AAA games, which would be costing them a crap load

EvilAstroboy said,

I Know and they are sending out AAA games, which would be costing them a crap load

Nope they have been giving away AAA titles on PS+ for free for a while too. A while back Uncharted 3 was free to PS+ subscribers.

basques said,

Nope they have been giving away AAA titles on PS+ for free for a while too. A while back Uncharted 3 was free to PS+ subscribers.


It's genius really. Offer AAA base games at the peak of their sales decline. The players then spends money on DLC to complete the package. 90% of people who want these games buy them day one so publishers get brand exposure to those who never would have thought of playing it.

It's not your job to worry about a company's finances, well, unless it actually is your job. Too much stress is how you get ulcers! Just enjoy the games and don't worry your head about it.

I own stock in a variety of companies, so it's kind of my job. I wouldn't buy Sony unless I was looking for high risk. It's a long way from the Sony of the 90s, and they lost over $6 billion in US dollars last year. They said they planned to enhance marketing but all it seems all they've done as far as the PS4 is take cheap shots at the competition instead of selling their product.

Spicoli said,
I own stock in a variety of companies, so it's kind of my job. I wouldn't buy Sony unless I was looking for high risk. It's a long way from the Sony of the 90s, and they lost over $6 billion in US dollars last year. They said they planned to enhance marketing but all it seems all they've done as far as the PS4 is take cheap shots at the competition instead of selling their product.

Yep, Sony hasn't been on a decent footing for many years whilst MS has been riding high for a long time now. I wouldn't be buying any shares in Sony myself either. To much relies on the PS4 but all these cheap shots and incentives to choose the PS4 over XB1 have got to be costing a pretty penny, a pretty penny that i'd say they just don;t have to spend right now.

I hope they manage to recover and that the PS4 is a success as competition is never a bad thing. Between XB1, PS4 and Steambox, we should see some decent innovation coming up in the next few years.

Geezy said,
Too much stress is how you get ulcers

No it's not,

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"Sony has already announced it will be giving people who purchase the upcoming PlayStation 4 access to the premium PlayStation Plus service for 30 days"

That is misleading. If you watch the unboxing video that they sunk millions into rather than making sure PSN works with PS4, (again, has anyone actually seen PSN working?), you would see that the free PSN access for 30 days is only for a limited time. There are no guarantees that people will get one of those free PSN access codes, we don't know how many they are shipping, how long they will ship them, and so on. For all we know, they dropped a code into 10 PS4 boxes and decided that was enough for them to brag about how they are giving something away that used to be free.

Then the article is not accurate.

PSN does work fine? You have hands on time? Where are all the articles showing it is working? Where are the users with leaked consoles showing us PSN in use?

Yes, because we are not allowed to ask these questions, that is whining. But the 100s of X1 hate forum posts by the few those are just fine.

Wow you Xbox fanboys really are scratching from the bottom of the barrel to make excuses against the PS4. Pathetic.

People are getting free games and still you find that as an negative. What the **** is wrong with you people? Even if they are indie games, so what? They are still free.

"Working," yes. "Working fine" is another story. Since they redesigned the store, it's been incredibly slow and a pain in the ass to use. I miss the simple blue-screen version. It was quick and simple. I can't figure out why it's so darned slow. Nor can I imagine why downloading trophy data takes several minutes. I would think that should be virtually instantaneous!

Wapoz said,
Oh, 2 "indie" games.... You fooled me with that headline into thinking it would be 2 AAA titles -_____-
The title doesn't specify one or the other, it just says launch games.

brent3000 said,
I read that too,

Looks like its very little vs the free game Xbox One offered,


The difference is you get one xbone game unless I'm mistaken. PS+ gives you two PS3 games, two Vita games and whatever they are going to throw in for the PS4. Each month! Can't really compete with that.

NoClipMode said,
I read somewhere that once you stop paying for PS+, all the free games you got on it are no longer playable... is this true?

That is true. But given that you need it for online play now it's unlikely that you will cancel it. It's like cancelling xbox live.

NoClipMode said,
I read somewhere that once you stop paying for PS+, all the free games you got on it are no longer playable... is this true?

Yeah, but the games you got discounts on stay yours.

Wapoz said,
Oh, 2 "indie" games.... You fooled me with that headline into thinking it would be 2 AAA titles -_____-

If Sony is so powerful as they claim then why are they giving away the farm?? I mean Sony shouldn't have any worries according to the industry but they are quick to get to try to upper hand Microsoft.

Merson316 said,

The difference is you get one xbone game unless I'm mistaken. PS+ gives you two PS3 games, two Vita games and whatever they are going to throw in for the PS4. Each month! Can't really compete with that.

Gold gets u 2 games that you can keep + a hand full of arcade games... which is almost like handing out Vita games right?

No one knows how the rewards will translate cross generation but I don't see them handing out Xbox One or PS4 games each month anytime soon...

Keep, yes as you can get them from a 99p shop at this stage... Lets be honest the age of games received on PS+ is much better than what Xbox has had to offer consumers. Not questioning quality as both offer very good AAA games.