PlayStation will host a free online multiplayer weekend from December 10-11
PlayStation is hosting a free online multiplayer weekend. In a tweet, the Sony-owned company announced that players will be able to access multiplayer modes in PS4 and PS5 games, without having to pay for a PS Plus subscription. Access lasts for two full days, from December 10 to December 11, and lets you test out multiplayer features with a friend or compete against others online. All you need is a stable internet connection and a PSN (PlayStation Network) account to sign in to the services.
A PlayStation Plus subscription starts at Rs. 499 per month for the lowest Essential tier, which offers three free games each month, in addition to online multiplayer access. Unlike PC games, consoles require additional payment in order to play games with other people online. This feature is included in all three PS Plus tiers – Essential, Extra and Deluxe/Premium – with additional bonuses that help enhance the experience, with a monthly games catalog, cloud storage, exclusive discounts and more. Elden Ring fair fall its free, PvP-focused Colosseum update, which lets you duel against other Ternished online, in new gladiator arenas. This free PS Plus weekend would be a great incentive to test out new builds, hairstyles, and battle alongside friends in team battles.
Team up with your friends or compete against other players in your favorite PS4 and PS5 games, without a PlayStation Plus subscription this weekend. Our online multiplayer weekend is live from December 10-11 pic.twitter.com/NEmsCVOWeH
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) December 7, 2022
Earlier this month, PlayStation revealed the latest additions to its December games catalog, available to members of all three PS Plus tiers. Until January 2, subscribers can add sci-fi RPG Mass Effect Legendary Edition, post-apocalyptic anthropomorphic shooter Biomutant, and new fighting game Divine Knockout to their library. As usual, the publisher will be dropping an additional set of titles, reserved only for the top-tier plans – Essential and Deluxe/Premium – later this month, which would also include a catalog of classics.
Sony’s financial report from last month confirmed that the PS Plus service had lost subscribers – nearly 2 million since its relaunch in June, falling from 47.3 million to 45.4 million in the last quarter. The company also received a 10-year contract from Microsoft earlier which guaranteed that future Call of Duty titles would drop on the same day, on either platform. However, a Bloomberg report suggests that PlayStation had “raised objections” and shown a lack of interest in the deal.
“There’s been one game industry participant who really raised all the objections, and that’s Sony, and they’ve been pretty public about things that don’t meet their expectations,” the director of Xbox, Phil Spencer, to Bloomberg (via VGC). “From our perspective, it’s clear that they’re spending more time with regulators than with us trying to get this deal done.”
The PlayStation Plus Free Online Multiplayer Weekend will take place over two days, from December 10-11.
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