E3 2013: No PlayStation Plus Subscription Required for DCUO and PlanetSide 2 on PlayStation 4
Sony revealed during its press conference that a PlayStation Plus account will be required for multiplayer gameplay on the PlayStation 4 earlier this week, but theres some good news for DC Universe Online (DCUO) and PlanetSide 2 console players. Japanese site Game Watch recently spoke with Sony Worldwide Studio President Shuhei Yoshida about the specifics of the online requirement in relation to MMOGs being ported over to the platform. Yoshida confirmed that players will be able to enjoy DCUO and PlanetSide 2 without the PlayStation Plus subscription on the PlayStation 4.
When asked about the need to have the PlayStation Plus subscription to play other upcoming MMORPGs such as The Elder Scrolls Online and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, both of which will be releasing for the console in the future, Yoshida indicated that the PlayStation Plus requirement will be up to the publishers of their respective games, but he also explained that some free-to-play titles like DCUO and PlanetSide 2 will be available for play without the subscription.