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PlayStation 4 online multiplayer gaming is no longer free

The PlayStation 4 will require a PlayStation Plus subscription to access online multiplayer, Sony has revealed at their E3 2013 press conference. Previously on the PlayStation 3 it was free to access online multiplayer gaming, but with the launch of the new console, Sony is moving to a Microsoft-style model where you must pay each and every month to access the feature.

PlayStation Plus will cost less than $5 per month, and will also provide access to discounted games, cloud saves, automatic game updates and new games for free every month. A special edition of Driveclub will be provided to all PlayStation Plus members on the PlayStation 4 immediately, and those of you with PS Plus subscriptions on the PS3 will have those carry over to the PS4.

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