Sony’s PlayStation Plus service has played an important role for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita as the company’s paid PlayStation Network service has delivered more to its subscribers than competing services, such as Microsoft’s Xbox Live. Seeing how the PlayStation 4 was revealed last week, we were pretty sure Sony had some plans to integrate PS Plus with their new console.
Sony Europe CEO Jim Ryan was interviewed by the PlayStation Blog and reassured potential PlayStation 4 buyers the company hasn’t forgotten PlayStation Plus. “We’re not yet in a position to disclose our plans for the future of PlayStation Plus,” Ryan says in the interview, “but there will definitely be a prominent role to play for it in the PlayStation 4 landscape.”
Gamers shouldn’t be absolutely surprised by Ryan’s remarks as the service has done exceptionally well, especially since it isn’t necessary to be a subscriber in order to play online multiplayer games or enjoy services like Netflix or Hulu. Not only that, but this week’s mention of multiple subscription levels made us think Sony would continue making PlayStation Plus available when the PlayStation 4 releases.