PS4 Video Says PlayStation Plus Is Mandatory For Online Multiplayer

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It's not all champagne and high fives coming out of Sony's E3 press conference today. A "screw you, Microsoft" video the PlayStation team put together has some fine print underneath, which reads:

PS4 multiplayer online access requires PSN account & PS Plus subscription.

Now, this is far from terrible news. PlayStation Plus gives you access to a ton of free games (so long as you're a paid-up member), and competitors Microsoft have always charged for online play, something they'll continue to do with the Xbox One.

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Still, the fact that online multiplayer was free on the PS3 will likely rankle a few.

We're reaching out to Sony for confirmation on this, and will update if we hear back.

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And suddenly all the people who championed PSN's free online multiplayer are ok with this.

Because at this stage we've all learned to accept the lesser of two evils.