PlayStation Plus restrictions infuriate Diablo 4 players
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I don’t know about you but when I think about PlayStation Plus, my mind drifts to its vast catalogue of free games.
Did you know there are a whopping 453 games currently available for extra and premium tier subscribers to choose from? This month, all PlayStation Plus subscribers can also grab Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Alan Wake Remastered and Endling - Extinction is Forever, as a part of the latest essential tier drop. I often forget that PlayStation Plus subscriptions include access to online play. Given the fact that most games require an online connection these days, multiplayer or otherwise, it’s a strange thing to think that such a feature is still blocked behind a paywall and is not simply a part of our consoles - something Diablo IV players are not too happy about.
Take a look at Diablo IV in action below.
Reddit user Buzstringer posted a photo captioned, “This is great! More please.” The image featured an in-game warning which reads, “Without PlayStation Plus, you will be able to play the game but will not be able to participate in certain multiplayer activities such as Clans, PvP, chatting, forming parties, and trading with other players.” Not exactly what you want to read when you dive into a pricey new game.
TCGHexenwahn asked, “What happens then if you go into Fields of Hatred without PS Plus? You’re alone on the map?” To which, elkeiem replied, “You are. And no, enemies don’t drop seeds.” NullSpaceGaming said, “We didn’t fight against always online hard enough.” Guilty_Impression_44 noted, “It all went downhill when Sony wanted a piece of the pie Microsoft was getting with the paid subscription, PS3 used to be completely free to play online games. Oh and the PC as well, that's why I stick to it.”
Pricey online play isn’t limited to PlayStation. You’ll need Xbox Game Pass and Nintendo Switch Online to play online on those consoles too. Playing online across all three soon adds up. Then again, do we have much choice these days?