PlayStation Vita was the first Sony console to be able to host cross-game chat conversations. For years Xbox 360 gamers have cherished the feature as one that gives its system a unique edge on PlayStation 3’s PSN network. It was often included in lists of reasons why Xbox gamers felt comfortable paying Xbox Live Gold’s fee.
Although there will be PlayStation Plus optional subscription service (and possibly a multi-tiered one), many features of PlayStation Network on the PlayStation 4 will not require any fee at all. Among these features is the ability to play online multiplayer games you own on the system as well as Cross-Game chat.
These features being free on PlayStation 4 will prompt Microsoft to either change their formula for online pricing or face skepticism from some gamers arguing their actual value. Of course this issue is just one of the many factors being calculated by gamers on the fence about which console manufacturer to invest with in the next generation of gaming.
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