kidson2004

Should PS+ and PS Now merge services?

84 posts in this topic

Was just talking to a few buddies of mine and I brought this up. Y’all think they should merge services to make a PlayStation Ultimate Pass? (I actually came up with that name lol) 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have to say no, personally I don’t use PS Now. I think it’s just a waste of money since most games you need good internet, and all the other games they add that you can download are either limited time, or been on PS+ before. So I’d rather keep PS+ 

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd say no. When I first got a PS4 I was confused by the two services and thought they should be combined as well. Now knowing how to take advantage of them both, keep them separate!

 

I don't ever want to spend more than $30 on plus.

 

I only grab a month of PSNow if it's on sale (like now) or if there's enough new stuff to platinum a bunch (also like now). This service has saved me a lot of money. I don't want it changing.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Absolutely not, there's no reason for Sony to do that, and if they did, they'd raise the price of the combined service so people who just want to play online would be paying even more for the ability to play PS3 games with lag. Maybe a discount for subscribing to both, but combining them isn't going to end well imo.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nope, if this did happen then I bet you the price would be $100, plus how about first ps now is actually available everywhere, like here in Australia we don’t even have it 😡

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, absolutely not. Don't want an increased cost for something people might only want part of. If people want both then just buy both, there won't be any discount for both so what's the point? 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As already mentioned above, only if they are also available separately for people who only want the one service.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, DaivRules said:

All I think of when I hear two services merging is an increased price and less happy people because more people will be forced to pay more for services they don’t use if they want to continue service. Pretty much like what happened with cable tv. 
 

I’m a strong No. Keep them separate and let people choose which services they want. 

 

Yeah, when Amazon started to add new features when all there was to Prime was the shipping which is all I wanted, I already knew they would use that as pretext to increase your subscription, and of course, they conveniently avoid the obvious option to offer different packages for the ones who just want the shipping, it's unfair and almost stealing, since yeah, they're not pointing a gun at you, but at the same time if you buy there you'll save money in shippings, but most of your money goes for services you don't care for.

 

At the same time it isn't their fault, there is only one choice in our economic model, and our economic model is based in our own nature, which is why the more idilic ones didn't last. Wouldn't surprise me PSN did the same, lucky I barely play any online game and not interested in PS+ games since they removed Vita and PS3 from the equation. It would be a shame to stop using PS+ for cloud storage though.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rather them not jack up the price for something I'd never use.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, DaivRules said:

All I think of when I hear two services merging is an increased price and less happy people because more people will be forced to pay more for services they don’t use if they want to continue service. Pretty much like what happened with cable tv. 
 

I’m a strong No. Keep them separate and let people choose which services they want. 

 I agree with DaivRules here. But I would like a combo pass available for cheaper than having both individually.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I pay a little over $2 a month for ps plus. If they can do a combine service for $3, ok. I'll join.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Spacey Dweeb said:

 I agree with DaivRules here. But I would like a combo pass available for cheaper than having both individually.

 

Any combo pass they do is unlikely to make up for being able to buy PS+ codes for 30$ every now and then; I can't imagine them selling both for the price of one subscription. If they do it'd probably be a massive downgrade to both services.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't even like it when they release a collection of games. I want to decide to buy each game or service individually, rather than be forced to buy it all as a package.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do not want them to merge, but I can see a discounted combo package being useful for some people.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, AJ_-_808 said:

Leave both services separate and offer a discount package for taking both.

This, or if they're keep them separate, stop given me the "FREE" PS+ game that I'm already paying for an playing on PS Now.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some games on each subscription kinda overlap with one another, I think it's time. Nonetheless, players should also be able to subscribe separately if they want to.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kind of. They should just have one subscription service providing games, then an option to have online play included for a slightly higher price, then  a separate way to purchase just the online play access without games for those who only play the same old MMO games year in year out and don’t bother with anything else.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Id rather not have any paid services if im being honest 

i want free online multiplayer like how it used to be

i rarely ever play the games they give away with the IGC until recently because of ps5 games but other than that i could pass those up no problem like i do regularly 

cloud storage is cool but i have a usb thumb drive i can use if need be

Nowadays i need to have + just cuz some dickhead dev coded in online trophies to a single player game and we all know you gota have + to play online

i think everyone with internet access on their consoles should get to play online, for free, and if you want these extra features, free monthly games, cloud storage etc, then yes, make it a subscription, but dont lock online play behind it

Edited by Property_Damage
4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It should would be nice to be able to choose which one you want without having to create an account in another region ☺️

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

You don't need PS+ for PS Now. 

Making a "PlayStation Ultimate Pass" just means you're too lazy to buy both individually. 

 

Quote

I do not want them to merge, but I can see a discounted combo package being useful for some people.

 

No company offers a discounted combo package.

The only other company with two similar services has a combo that is the SAME price as buying both separately. 
The way that other company attempted to create a discount was by trying to double the price of their online membership service.

 
Edited by TJ_Solo
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Darling Baphomet said:

 

Any combo pass they do is unlikely to make up for being able to buy PS+ codes for 30$ every now and then; I can't imagine them selling both for the price of one subscription. If they do it'd probably be a massive downgrade to both services.

 

The problem is that you're thinking from the viewpoint of smart psplus buyers who load up on discount codes.

 

The average user is more likely to just buy the straight sub, and would be more enticed by a combo package

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

I do think Sony needs to do something. Microsoft is killing it with Gamepass and if Sony is not careful it will be on the backfoot for this generation.

 

Speaking as someone who has both, PS+ AND PS Now frankly pale in comparison in terms of value and PS Now is unplayable as a streaming service for a large number of countries, I dont understand why they dont let you download and stream all of the titles on there, a lot are stream only.

Edited by Ac3dUd3-
2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.