Even via live stream, I could practically feel Sony president Jack Tretton pushing a PlayStation Plus subscription into my shopping cart. The service is already an impressive rewards program for PlayStation 3, and it will be even more integral to the PlayStation 4, seeing as how it’s required for online multiplayer. However, a key selling point for the service is its ability to alleviate the infamous next-gen software starvation.
All PlayStation Plus members will receive a free copy of Drive Club at the PS4’s launch. Better still, Sony will be making use of their extensive indie acquisitions in a similar manner. For the first three months following the system’s launch, PS+ members will have access to a number of indie titles and will be given one free copy a month.